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Using your values to live the life you want and boost your mood

The usefulness of values Values refers to the things that are important to you. They determine how you spend your time, what you commit to, and how you want to live your life. Our values can therefore guide our activities. Looking at your values is useful for anyone, as they can really benefit from takingContinue reading “Using your values to live the life you want and boost your mood”

What is procrastination and how do we stop?

We all procrastinate from time to time, especially to avoid difficult or uninteresting tasks. Procrastination can affect any aspect of our life: our work, our social life, relationship or academia. It is important to note that it is in fact normal and very common. However, procrastinating can be more problematic when considering the severity ofContinue reading “What is procrastination and how do we stop?”

Why is it so important we take breaks?

It is a common mentality that continuously working until exhaustion without breaks demonstrates a good work ethic. In certain situations, we are tempted (and sometimes encouraged) to push ourselves as much as possible. For example, during exam season, or when starting at a new job and trying to make a good first impression. Culturally, weContinue reading “Why is it so important we take breaks?”

How do you get the most out of therapy sessions?

Therapy is certainly the most common treatment for various mental health issues, and there are copious to choose from. For example, there are psychodynamic approaches, whereby the unconscious mind and psyche are the main focus. Alternatively there are more contemporary approaches such as art therapy, which utilities creativity as a form of expression and reflection.Continue reading “How do you get the most out of therapy sessions?”

How is our gut related to our mental health?

Many people with mental health issues, particularly anxiety and panic disorders, experience gut problems. For example, loss of appetite, stomach pains and Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are the most commonly discussed. This is because there is a link between our mind and gut. The Enteric Nervous System (also known as our second brain located inContinue reading “How is our gut related to our mental health?”

What is people-pleasing and is it a bad habit?

As humans, we are social animals. The majority of us feel the importance of connecting with others, and building strong rapports. One way in which we do this is to demonstrate helping-behaviours and emotional availability. For instance, we may assist a peer with studying, help them move house, or giving them a lift. Moreover, weContinue reading “What is people-pleasing and is it a bad habit?”


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