What if the way we speak is offensive, hurtful, harmful, or just plain mean, and we don’t even know it? The words we use and the way we speak are quite important. Yes, much of human communication is non-verbal – think of our expressions, gestures, and body language (University of the People, 2023). But language […]
(Thought Catalog on Unsplash, 2018) During stressful times, I find that I sometimes forget about the little things in life that give me pleasure. I find that reminding myself of these things, and engaging in some of my favourite pleasurable activities, is a great way to unwind after a busy day. I find that sometimes […]
Maintaining good mental health is important as it aids in our resilience and recovery from the unfortunate events in our lives that we come across. Here are some habits to practice for maintaining good mental health: Sleep: Most of us tend to struggle with sleep and it is completely understandable, however, getting a good night’s […]
With COVID-19 changing almost every aspect of our lives, it may be extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing. For a multitude of reasons, COVID has taken a significant toll on all of us: jobs are lost, we don’t see our friends as often, we feel isolated, we stay inside all day, and for many more reasons. Feelings […]
“Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too.” -L.R. Knost Often, we make time committing ourselves to plans, our jobs, school, etc. But, when do we really make time for ourselves? Maybe this is in part, due to feeling guilty about putting yourself before others. Let’s break that notion. One should […]
Anxiety affects many of us on a daily basis, as it is one of the most common mental disorders during present times. It could potentially affect our work/school performance as well as our relationships. Anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (American Psychiatric Association, […]
Everyone always talks about the importance of a positive mindset, but when things get hard, it can be an increasingly challenging thing to do. Often, it is easy to slip into a spiral of negativity and focus on what’s wrong in your life, especially when you are facing a hardship. I know I tend to struggle with keeping positive thoughts consistently in my life and I am aware that many others are too. Here are some reasons as to why a positive mindset is so important and some tips that can help you maintain positivity throughout challenges life throws at you.