Psychology explains the main reason rejection hurts so much

Whether it's being dumped by your significant other or getting turned down for a sought after job, we all know what it feels like to be rejected by someone or something. But why does rejection hurt so much?

May 18

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Helping other people with their problems helps you too

You can practise your own self-regulation by helping others.

May 17

Categories: Happiness, Self help groups, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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How to Stop Worrying About Things You Cannot Control

At the back of our minds, we do know that there are many things in life that are out of our control. However, we often choose not to believe it, and cause ourselves copious amounts of worry and stress because they try to micromanage everything. Here ...

May 12

Categories: Control Issues, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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4 Ways to Validate Yourself

With job insecurity as high as it is, you’d think we’d start teaching millennials self-validation in school.

Jul 12

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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This Is What Self-Acceptance Can Do For Your Mind

Practising self-acceptance is one of the best ways to deal with failure, recent research finds.

Jun 22

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Esteem

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What is Self-Care?

To put it succinctly, self-care is the ability to set aside time where you intentionally care for yourself.

Jun 4

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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To bolster a new year's resolution - ask, don't tell

“Will you exercise this year?” That simple question can be a game-changing technique for people who want to influence their own or others’ behavior, according to a recent study spanning 40 years of research.

Dec 29

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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How to Be Selfish

This isn’t a how-to guide for narcissists. They don’t need any pointers. This is for all the people who often feel like doormats.

Dec 2

Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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6 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

Has anyone ever accused you of being a people-pleaser at work? You might have felt put off, thinking, “Yeah, I like making sure everyone in the office is happy. What’s wrong with that?”

Nov 11

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Workplace Issues

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How Effective Are Mental Health Apps?

Using a mobile app without any perceived benefits can compound your anxiety about your mental health problems.

Nov 2

Categories: Health Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Primary Selves, Disowned Selves and Self-Awareness

Self-awareness involves recognising the many selves in you, both primary and disowned, and how they affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. What are primary and disowned selves, and how do they work in you?

Oct 30

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Humans evolved an over-the-top obsession with what others thought of them - a craving for social approval and admiration, and a paralyzing fear of being disliked. Let's call that obsession a human's Social Survival Mammoth.

Oct 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem

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Memories About Yourself Affect Judgments About Others

There are many aspects of memory, and they can all influence our judgments of others. For example, not only are we able to recall information about ourselves, but we also get a feeling for how easy it was to recall that information. That feeling ...

Dec 5

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Influenced by Self-Interest, Humans Less Concerned About Inequity To ...

Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University's Brains and Behavior Program have found.

Aug 25

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

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A slow, loving, 'affective' touch may be key to a healthy sense of ...

A loving touch, characterized by a slow caress or stroke - often an instinctive gesture from a mother to a child or between partners in romantic relationships – may increase the brain's ability to construct a sense of body ownership and, in turn, ...

Oct 11

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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