I'm offering free counselling support during the pandemic. Email me and we'll set up a virtual Zoom meeting.
Despite both the personal suffering and the inconvenience caused by mental health issues, most people still don't or won't seek help, and of those who do most will not get the help they need or will have to wait a very long time to get it.
If society is responded to the rise in depression with helplessness, then society has bought into precisely the thinking styles that contribute to depression in the first place. If you suffer from depression the last place to spend your time is among people who feel as you do, but if everybody feels fatalistic about it where's the support to come from?
Some things we can never get 'right', and it doesn't matter. It's a fact of life that nobody can be good at everything, and with some things notions of right and wrong are just plain daft.
It doesn’t take much to upset our sleep. But equally, if you go about it systematically, it doesn’t take much to restore healthy patterns and improve sleep.
This video explains the characteristics of resilience so you can begin to foster attitudes and habits in yourself which will boost your robustness and reduce the impact of stressful events.
Resisting change is not only a waste of time, it also makes it harder to deal with. Following advice from other people is probably not the right way to go either (you can still read this though). Change can be difficult, but it needn't be as big a problem as we often make it.
Positive social connections are a significant factor in the lives of people who demonstrate high levels of resilience. But even weak ties are important too.
Forgetting can be healthy. Traditions, cultures, loyalties and rewards are built on remembering, but then so are feuds, vendettas, comeuppance and hatred. All things considered, isn't remembering is vastly over-rated? Someone should speak up for forgetting, it's a much-needed talent.
You can't avoid change, it's always going to be there, like the weather. If you struggle and moan it simply makes the experience harder to bear.