"The joyfulness of a man prolongeth his days" ~ Ecclesiastes
Positive Psychology is an exciting and relatively new area of psychology. It aims to study scientifically what makes us humans happy and how we can improve our general level of happiness, well-being, and health. Traditionally, the field of psychology has mainly focused on the negative aspects of mental health and how to treat them.
Date Posted: June 19, 2012
Categories: Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion
Over the past 15 years, as part of a program of self exploration and development, I developed the habit of journaling on a daily basis. As part of that practice I started to record my ideas, memories etc on a voice recorder. Not only did this practice provide an abundance of ideas for my journaling, but I gradually became more and more aware of the mental “self-talk” that I engaged in and how it profoundly affected my life, including my social interactions. The purpose of this post is to provide a brief introduction to self-talk and how you can improve your life by becoming aware of your self-talk and how to make it more adaptive and positive.
Date Posted: November 11, 2011
Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Positive Psychology, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Sports Psychology