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3 Ways Freedom of Thought Is Being Compromised Today and What to Do

By |2019-11-22T20:27:01+03:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Luckily, the majority of us have free speech, but what about freedom of thought? Surely we own our thoughts? There is nothing that can influence them? I mean, we are not living in some dystopian future where we have to monitor what we think. And as far as I’m aware, no one can delve into [...]

How to Overcome Mental Blocks with These 3 Science-Backed Strategies

By |2019-11-22T16:24:27+03:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Mental blocks are stressful and sometimes painful things to experience and quite hard to overcome. When you have a mental block, your own brain is preventing the recall of memories or your ability to understand something. Remember your school days. Did you ever feel like no matter how many times the teacher explained something, you [...]

Are You Living Inside an Echo Chamber? 9 Ways to Break Free

By |2019-11-11T12:01:35+03:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

You may have heard there will be an election in the UK before Christmas. Now, don’t worry, this article is not about politics. I’m not about to start banging on about which political party you should vote for. I bring up the election because it highlighted a situation I hadn’t heard of before – an [...]

What Is Overgeneralization? How It’s Impairing Your Judgment and How to Stop It

By |2019-10-29T12:26:43+03:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Overgeneralization is a common way of thinking which is rarely referred to by its real name but is done by almost everyone. Most of us do it at least a little. But some of us allow ourselves to dive so deep into overgeneralizing almost everything that our mental health is at stake. We do this [...]

4 Signs of Toxic Positivity That Ruins Your Life and How to Avoid It

By |2019-10-27T13:23:48+03:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Toxic positivity is a fairly new phenomenon. It has appeared almost directly as a result of the “good life” social media image and the rise of mental health awareness. In theory, more awareness and concern for mental health is a great thing. We've worked so hard to achieve global concern, but has it gone too [...]

Hot-Cold Empathy Gap: the Hidden Root of Judgments and Misunderstandings

By |2019-10-22T23:53:44+03:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you have a hard time understanding the actions of others, you may be suffering from the hot-cold empathy gap. Psychologists are constantly trying to understand human behavior. However, it can be almost impossible to predict how an individual will act in a given situation. We can even struggle to rationalize our own behavior upon [...]

3 Signs You Are Jumping to Conclusions Too Quickly and How to Stop

By |2019-10-15T14:30:00+03:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

The phrase ‘jumping to conclusions’ is a familiar one, but have you ever stopped to think how much this process is effecting your mental health? In fact, this mindset is a huge factor in facilitating social anxiety and delusional disorders and can have detrimental effects not only on your mental health but on your relationships [...]

What Is Hostile Attribution Bias and How It Distorts Your Perception of Other People

By |2019-10-04T15:56:53+03:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Let me ask you a question. Here’s a scenario. You see a group of your friends huddled together and laughing. Suddenly, they see you and they stop. What would be your immediate reaction? Would you think they were laughing at your expense? Perhaps you imagined they were spreading malicious rumours about you. Maybe they were [...]