This post is a rough analysis of intelligence as a key insecurity that many of us have. I had analysed this for myself by myself first, but I wanted to share because doing so felt very therapeutic and eye-opening. Some of it is in short-form, like a stream of consciousness of ideas to do with… Continue reading Analysing Our Insecurities: Intelligence
The On Purpose podcast by Jay Shetty discussed how we go through "seasons" in life: Learn, Experiment, Perform, Struggle, Thrive. I also watched an episode of The Big Bang Theory where Leonard got a letter from his brother explaining all the great things that he had achieved. Leonard then started thinking about his own life… Continue reading The Truth About The Years Of Our Lives
Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop
*Think About It posts are shorter, snippet shares to think about* In order to survive low times, fear, indirection, uncertainty and the like, it's important to have a lifejacket. For me, when I was depressed and when I've been unemployed or in a difficult time in life, I've only survived it and kept my… Continue reading Think About It: Find Your Lifejacket
Why are so many of us so good at giving advice, but not taking it (from ourselves or others)? Why does some advice stick and others don't? What makes advice good or bad? I've been thinking about this, and so here are some of my ideas... Perspective Our beliefs, our views on life and… Continue reading The Advice Problem
I believe a lot of things can sometimes contradict one another. That two things can be true at once but seemingly cancel one another out. The reason for this is because, well, life is complex... Think about it, many things in life are considered both bad and good. Or are good with pieces of bad;… Continue reading Life’s Contradictions: How to Deal with Many Truths
When was the last time you were truly happy and content with life? For me, it was when I was 16-18 years old, doing the International Baccalaureate (college/ A-level equivalent) at school. That was 6 years ago. Why? I think it's because of the following... Friendships In senior school, I wasn't fully myself. I… Continue reading Think About It: When Was The Last Time You Were Truly Happy In Life?
This is coming from a video I watched of Muchelle B on YouTube. She talked about a journal prompt where you detail what you could do to make yourself miserable in a year's time. What you could do to make yourself anxious and sad! And I liked that idea. It's a way of seeing what… Continue reading Think About It: What Could You Do to Make Yourself Miserable?
In times of struggle or indecision, ask yourself, what would the most important or influential person you know do in that situation? As in... What would Jesus do? What would Beyonce do? What would mom do? What would J.K. Rowling do? What would Oprah do? What would Brene Brown do? I've heard this… Continue reading Think About It: What Would Your Role Model Do?
As I'm writing this, I'm in a waiting stage in my life. Where I'm waiting to start a new chapter that hasn't yet begun. This new chapter is uncertain, though hopefully exciting. And it is the waiting that is the hard part, really. It is the waiting that is giving me anxiety. Now for me,… Continue reading Think About It: The Pain of Waiting