One of the most difficult things to do when managing our thoughts and emotions is to just let things be. Instead, we have the tendency to avoid or cling to certain thoughts and emotions. We judge some as good, others as bad, and these judgments – in many ways – become a self-fulling prophecy.
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle What is a habit? A habit is any behavior that we do on a frequent and consistent basis. The only way to build new habits is through conscious repetition and practice. As we repeat behaviors more and more, they [...]
Summary Psychologists use a procedure called “The Rubber Hand Illusion” to challenge an individual’s sense of body ownership. A recently published study showed that schizophrenics – who already exhibit a weak sense of self – experienced the illusion to a greater degree than healthy controls. Other research suggests that focused physical exercise can help improve [...]
A group of Dutch positive psychologists recently tested the possibility of a co-existence between mental disorders and happiness. According to the study, 68.4% of the mentally troubled said they “often felt happy,” in contrast to 89.1% of those who “often felt happy” – but didn’t have a mental disorder. So while it is still easier [...]
What is Empathy? Empathy is the ability to recognize thoughts and feelings within another conscious being. It is a mental capacity in which we can understand the inner world of others – their beliefs, emotions, intentions, values, goals, and personal experience. With empathy not only comes the understanding that other beings have thoughts and emotions, [...]