Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Have you heard of the Cockroach Theory for Self Development?

From Nigella Feasts on facebook: 4 November 2013 at 21:46 At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction… Continue reading Have you heard of the Cockroach Theory for Self Development?

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Self – Respect – Are we good enough for ourselves?

Self-respect Self respect is a basic physiological need. If our basic needs for self- respect are not met, we  may become depressed, socially anxious, withdrawn or stressed. Marc and Angel has some thoughts on this matter this week: If you ever felt you are not being good enough… Don’t be too hard on yourself.  There… Continue reading Self – Respect – Are we good enough for ourselves?

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Negative Social Habits that Impede Communication

Marc and Angel talk about: Cutting out negative habits. This can  make it simpler to foster good relationships by getting to the heart of productive communication, so why not start today? 1. Focusing on your inner monologue instead of the dialogue in front of you. When someone is talking to you, you might be thinking: … Continue reading Negative Social Habits that Impede Communication

Mental Health, Motivational

Thinking Negatively? Why Do We Do It?

Why do we think negatively when we know better? Because thinking negatively, expecting “the worst,” seeing the downside of positive situations, and even downright expecting failure, all convey a kind of backwards-thinking, emotional insurance policy. It goes something like, “If I expect a tragedy, then I won’t be disappointed when it takes place.” Our desire to want to be right is another common reason we subconsciously choose negative thinking. Sometimes, as foolish as it sounds, we would rather be right about our negative predictions than have a positive outcome prove us wrong. And since negative thinking leads to negative actions, or no action at all in many cases, by thinking negatively we create a self-fulfilling prediction for ourselves. In other words, we think negatively, predict a negative outcome, act negatively, and then receive a negative outcome that fulfills our prediction.

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How Successful Are You?

You are on own journey. But do you measure how successful you are, by you own definitions? Or everyone else's? When you make comparisons, against your friends, family and others, you are bound to feel disappointed, so decide instead to create your own, different measures of success. What does success mean to me? Have you… Continue reading How Successful Are You?