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Do your best to become a happier and better person: tips and techniques to develop your personal qualities and change your attitude

What Is Self-Actualization and How to Know If You Are Reaching It

By |2018-12-02T19:04:05+00:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Anyone interested in the psychology of personality couldn’t have helped but notice a new buzzword recently – self-actualization. Self-actualization is the final goal of Albert Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It is the realization of ones’ potential in the world. However, it can only be achieved once all other needs are fulfilled. Maslow's hierarchy is typically [...]

4 Signs of All-Or-Nothing Thinking and What You Can Do to Change It

By |2018-12-18T14:03:32+00:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

All-or-nothing thinking is something we all fall prey to from time to time. It is more common in people with anxiety and depression (among other things). This cognitive distortion is only one the many negative thought processes we fall prey to from time to time. All-or-nothing thinking leads people to thinking in extremes. There is [...]

7 New Year’s Resolution Ideas You Probably Didn’t Add to Your List but Should

By |2018-12-10T21:58:35+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

The new year is almost here, and it’s time once again to practice those New Year’s resolution ideas again. This time, let’s get interesting. The year 2019 will hopefully be a year of success. The secret is, this success is primarily up to you. That’s why New Year’s resolution ideas should be one of the [...]

5 Signs You Grew up in an Enmeshed Family and How It Differs from a Healthy One

By |2018-11-20T15:44:19+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Unfortunately, many people live in an enmeshed family environment. Although the closeness of family members cultivates love, it hinders the growth of individualism. An enmeshed family may not seem all that bad at first. In fact, having a close-knit family unit has many benefits for its members. However, an enmeshed family can stunt the [...]

Why Avoidance Behavior Is Not a Solution for Your Anxiety and How to Stop It

By |2018-11-18T22:39:50+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re using avoidance behavior to stop anxious feelings, then think again. This type of action can actually make anxiety worse in the long run. I will have to say that I think of myself as the queen of avoidance behavior. I even pride myself on avoiding social situations at all costs in favor of [...]

Often Feeling Sad for No Reason? Why This Happens and How to Cope

By |2018-12-18T13:34:11+00:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you prone to feeling sad for no reason? In reality, there is always a reason, it’s just could be less obvious. It’s perfectly natural to feel sad when something bad happens in your life. It’s completely human to feel blue when life gets hard. And it doesn’t mean you are weak or have [...]

4 Struggles a Child Raised in a Single-Parent Family May Have Later in Life

By |2018-12-16T18:50:15+00:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The number of children being raised in a single-parent family is higher than ever before. In earlier civilisations, the untimely death of a partner was usually the only circumstance surrounding a single-parent family. But in the modern era, there are many reasons that contribute to the sharp increase of single-parent families. Issues such as divorce, [...]

5 Ways the Consumer Society Has Distorted Our Perception of Happiness

By |2018-12-13T21:30:55+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

The consumer society we live in has altered our perceptions on so many levels. It has changed the way we see things in our everyday lives. The consumer society wants us to believe that in order to be happy, we need to constantly buy newer and better things. Life becomes a never-ending pursuit of [...]