Warning Signs that you are Addicted to Social Media

How much time do you spend on social media a day? If you think you are spending a considerable amount of your valuable time liking, posting and commenting on social media; then it is time to step back and limit your social media usage. If not addressed, excessive use of social media can have negative effects on your mental health. Before you know it, it might completely take over your life.

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The Practice of Mindfulness and Its Benefits

Emotional health is not always easy to measure as people generally go through a range of different emotions from moment to moment. No one can maintain being cheerful all day or being sad all day. There will always be a break in the cycle.

However, we can describe our general mood for the day. But is there a way to keep tabs on our thoughts and emotions and process them without stressing ourselves out? There is a way to do this through the practice of mindfulness and it is tightly integrated with meditation.

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How to Apologize Properly

When a word or phrase is said and heard over and over again, it’s meaning gradually fades away. A prime example is the phrase “I am sorry” or “I’m sorry”. Whenever we do something that we think might offend or inconvenience another person, we quickly blurt out these words. But when the situation is not so simple and feelings and even persons are physically hurt, saying the same phrase is often ineffective.

There is a better and proper way to apologize so that the sincerity of your words are conveyed and we should practice these steps more often.

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Stay Away from Negative People

There are a million and one reasons why you should stay away from negative people. For one, it is hard to be grateful and happy when you are around them because they always see the bad side of things. Being with them is always stressful. They drain your energy. They are also highly contagious. They influence your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. Before you know it, you too, have become a negative person.

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Can You Pass the Marshmallow Test?

The Marshmallow Test was part of an experiment in the 1960s conducted by Stanford professor Walter Mischel. The experiment was part of a series of psychological studies which followed the lives of selected individuals from childhood to adulthood.

Would you rather get one marshmallow now or wait for a bit and get 2 marshmallows later?

The result of the experiment was to be uncovered years later when the children had all grown up and become adults. It showed the power of choice and the benefits of choosing to delay gratification.Read More »