Browsing: Wisdom

1. Revisit last night to-do list. Successful people create a to-do list for the next day, the night before. They know going to sleep what needs to be done the next day. This is how they stay productive and to ensure no time is lost the next morning. 2. Meditate Meditation is a consistent ritual many successful people follow. It allows the mind to reset and focus. In a digital age, where many of us reach for emails or social media first thing, meditation can keep us distracted in a good way. Meditation can also put us into what is…

Empath (n): a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual. Often told they are “too sensitive” and need to “toughen up.” Judith Orloff, MD, psychiatrist and author of The Empath’s Survival Guide describes the important difference between displaying empathy and being an actual empath, as “But being an empath means you can actually feel their happiness or anxiety in your own body,” whereas “Being empathetic is when your heart goes out to somebody when they feel joy or sadness.” Do you have this personality type? 1. You absorb the emotions of someone else when they…

Bowlby, one of the pioneers in attachment theory, defined attachment as a ‘lasting psychological connectedness between human beings.’ The development of an attachment for a child can have the ability of alter the child’s internal psychological modelling and result in either positive or negative outcomes. The determination of which of the 4 attachment styles a child will develop is dependant upon the type of care that is given by a primary caregiver (parent or guardian) during that child’s early years of life. The 4 attachment styles are: Secure attachment: the most positive attachment style, where consistent love and care is…

Sometimes things come into our lives with what we think is purpose, and the meaning it carries with us can serve us for a long time. But, sometimes that meaning starts to fade in us, and something that once lit us up, now requires effort and strain to maintain. This is when you need to let it go. If becomes difficult when this is something like a business, relationship or long-standing goal. But these are often the most important times, to actively work on letting it go. When you have invested so much into something, whether emotionally, or financially, it…

It is highly likely you will experience a toxic relationship sometime in your life. This could be an intimate relationship, friendship, family, or even just at your workplace. There is only one thing certain in a toxic relationship. You need to get out. Toxicity sucks the life out of you. It drains you, even long after the relationship ends. But, you need to realise that you are the only person who can end this. 01. Persistent inconsistency. The relationship jumps back and forth between amazing and awful. As well as living in a state of unpredictability, which brings up anxiousness, nervousness and…

I moved across the country, on my own, when I was 18. I had no social connections and had visited the city for a total of 5 hours a few years prior. I was always asked why? And I couldn’t come up with any better answer than ‘why not?” 01. You will never be quite ‘ready’ for things. But, when you are living alone, with no direct family or close friends, nothing waits for you to be ‘ready,’ so you just have to do. And then the magic happens. 02. At times, life can feel incredibly lonely. The feeling of…

People only understand something from their level of perception. We all gain a certain perception of life experiences at various stages of our life – some of us experience struggle young, some old. It is better to be alone, that surrounded by toxic acquaintances, friends or family. Sometimes people can mirror us, and the traits you don’t like about them are usually the ones hidden deep inside yourself that you don’t want to admit. How you form deep intimate connections with someone usually is based on what kind of attachment you had with your primary caregiver/s when you were young.…