Family mealtimes are not just for rest and sustenance; research has shown that when families eat together, the members reap gains that go beyond better physical health. Below are 4 research-backed reasons why eating together as a family can contribute to improved mental and emotional well-being: 1. Children tend to be happier. Because eating togetherContinue reading “4 Psychological Benefits of Family Meals”
Someone who feels hopeless believes that nothing good can happen, that a happy ending is impossible. Whether it’s because you lost your job because of the pandemic and are having difficulty finding another one, or you ended a romantic relationship and feel that you will never find love again, you can say that you’re feelingContinue reading “9 Things to Do When You are Feeling Hopeless”
Psychologists describe self-esteem as a person’s overall sense of worth or value. It is a measure of how much you appreciate and like yourself, including how you look and what you believe about yourself (“I am loved” vs. “I am worthless”). Your self-esteem can affect whether you: Like and value yourself as a person AreContinue reading “Note To Self: I am Enough”
When you come across a challenging situation, how do you react? Do you feel confident that you can eventually figure out a way to accomplish it? Or do you feel intimidated and want to throw in the towel without even trying? Your answer lies in how much self-efficacy you possess. Self-efficacy is defined as aContinue reading “Note To Self: Believing in Myself is Key”
Being overwhelmed with irrational guilt is not good for one’s mental health. Remember to be kind to yourself by practicing self-compassion and self-care.
When faced with an unexpected situation, we easily get flustered or run into panic mode. But, we should learn how to manage our feelings and response better, so we can take better control of the situation.
Practice mindfulness so that you can learn how to stay in the present moment and not easily overwhelmed with stress easily.
In these trying times, we know that it’s a lot more difficult to stay positive. Here are practices you can apply to help you cultivate positive feelings and build emotional flexibility.
It’s perfectly normal to lapse into a bad mood, but if you let your anger stew for too long, it can affect your mental and physical health.
How do you keep cool when your beliefs, ideologies, and convictions are put to the test? Politics will always be a polarizing topic, hence the constant reminder by etiquette experts to “never discuss politics or religion in social gatherings.” But because of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, many of us find ourselves unwittinglyContinue reading “6 Ways to Cope with Politically-Induced Stress”