Category Archives: Stress

The anxiety of expectations

When expecting…we dream about a future self. We set up goals, we set up expectations and take actions towards achieving these “great future self” validations. Depending on our efforts, on the way we seize the opportunities, sometimes we meet these great expectations of ourselves. And yes, it feels great! But what happens when we get […]
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Silence and innovation

How do we use silence? The summer already started, what a joy! Is time for admiration and awe in front of sunset, in front of the clear sky, in front of nature. Lately I found myself many times dwelling on the idea of silence, the use of silence. How do I experience silence, how do I […]
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Habits of a good mental health 

Life is full of ups and downs. Even though we try to stay positive and happy, sometimes we just can’t help but feel a little down. Things don’t always go as planned. Disappointments, rejections, hurt, worries, illnesses, jealousy, annoyance — all of these things can occur to make us feel very uncomfortable in our own […]
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The effects of music on our wellbeing

Have you ever heard a song on the radio that was upbeat and melodic and perhaps took you back to a happy time in your life, maybe childhood? If so, then you have probably experienced the almost instant boost music can give our mood and outlook. On the other hand, if you’ve ever sat through […]
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The attitude of gratitude

An understanding of happiness and wellbeing In his book “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being“, Seligman (the father of positive psychology), offers a simple practice that promises to enhance your wellbeing that I found very interesting— the “Gratitude Visit”. Though to the cynical eye the exercise might appear both old-fashioned and overly self-helpy, […]
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Imagery – Mental Stress Management

Imagery – Mental Stress Management Imagine that you are soon going to give a presentation to your organization’s executive team, and you just can’t seem to focus. You’re nervous and stressed, and when you try to rehearse your opening lines, your mind goes completely blank. The more you try to practice your material, the more […]
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Practice meditation

Get into a comfortable position. Many people like to sit in a comfortable chair, or cross-legged on the ground. You want to be able to completely relax while still staying awake. Close your eyes. Clear your head. (This is the part that takes practice.) The idea is to stay unattached to thoughts of any kind. […]
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