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  • monday blues

Why We Get Monday Blues & How to Brighten Your Mondays

By |2020-03-02T12:28:10+02:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

If you have the Monday blues, then this means it’s time to go back to work. And actually, you start getting a bit down Sunday night as well. There are many people who feel a bit down on Monday, but not everyone. Some people work all weekend and look forward to Monday because it’s their [...]

  • Differences between Internal and External Locus of Control

Key Differences between Internal and External Locus of Control

By |2020-02-29T17:17:08+02:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , , |

When something goes wrong in your life, do you tend to blame yourself or someone else? Psychologists call this type of ‘blaming’ or ‘attribution of success or failure’ our Internal and External Locus of Control. Sounds complicated, right? Well, it’s not, and it can affect how happy your life is. So what is this locus [...]

  • psychological skills smart people

4 Psychological Skills Truly Smart People Have

By |2020-02-19T20:16:09+02:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Some people just seem to sail through life, don’t they? They face problems with determination, successes with humility, and are just all-around likeable, smart and decent folk. Perhaps they are using psychological skills that we don’t know about? There are certainly lots of life hacks that people use in order to get ahead. For instance, [...]

  • How to Think Before You Speak

How to Think Before You Speak and Why You Need to

By |2020-01-22T16:50:33+02:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , |

Think before you speak! This age-old adage reminds us that speaking first and thinking second can get us into bother, be it in relationships, or even in our own opinion of ourselves. Indeed, the words we speak don’t just cause a reaction in the here and now. They can also influence how you think and [...]

  • Letting Go of Grudges

Why Letting Go of Grudges Is Crucial for Your Happiness and How to Do It

By |2020-01-10T13:33:45+02:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all been wronged in some way. Whether it’s a nasty break-up, betrayal by a friend, or an old school bully, once we hold a grudge against them, it’s hard to let go. Letting go of grudges is good for our health, but it’s hard to do. We [...]

  • how to stop complaining

How to Stop Complaining All the Time with 4 No-Nonsense Strategies

By |2019-12-26T23:25:11+02:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

We are all guilty of complaining. Busy schedules, bad weather and stress mount up and cause us to lose sight of the positives around us. Focusing on the negatives, and compounding this by complaining only worsens our mood and outlook. The more we complain, the more problems we perceive. Knowing that it is healthy to [...]

  • Negative Thought Patterns

5 Negative Thought Patterns and How to Challenge Them

By |2019-12-26T21:36:36+02:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

They say that happiness is a state of mind - but what if your mind is your own worst enemy? Sometimes it can feel like our own brain is turning against us, assailing us with negative thought patterns that impede us from living a full and fulfilling life. What Are Negative Thought Patterns? These are [...]

  • how to handle rejection

How to Handle Rejection the Way Successful People Do

By |2019-12-28T16:33:13+02:00December 28th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Being rejected is a horrible feeling that we can all sympathize with. While some rejections may just hurt a little, others leave long-term scars. Learning how to handle rejection, whether its life-changing or a minor inconvenience, is a valuable life skill to have. Having a toolbox full of strategies to help you handle even the [...]