Category Archives for "Resilience"

Monday Blues

If there is one thing we can all agree on, Mondays are the worst! Right? Well, what if that didn't have to be the case?  What if we could take a few easy steps and change our Monday's mindset, so they weren't that bad?

The following report includes nine powerful tips and three actionable steps you can take right away.  It also includes a list of suggested readings for those looking for even more information to beat those blues.

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Five Benefits of Daily Optimism

There is increasing evidence that being optimistic about life has measurable benefits, not just for your mental health, but your physical well-being too. 

Scientific studies have shown that as you become happier, your life will improve in all sorts of ways. You’re even likely to have a longer life, just from being more hopeful and optimistic.

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Self-confidence or just arrogant

We live in a society where people go to great lengths to achieve that perfect selfie. Some individuals even make a pretty hefty living off  their looks.

These individuals are normally defined by the attention they receive but when the most significant determinant of self-esteem is only based on a person’s aesthetics, unhealthy patterns will develop.

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Is talking to a friend the best kind of therapy?

Dr Jonathan Leach looks at the role friends play within the recovery state of a person mental health problems. How friendship and support, even from a stranger can be therapeutic.

‘Quite often talking is the best form of therapy and having someone who knows you, who you can confide in and can talk back to you on a personal level based on the fact they know you, can sometimes be very comforting.’

(Service user quoted in Leach, 2015)

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