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Dealing with Disappointment

Dealing with Disappointment

We all deal with disappointments. Maybe it was an online flirtation that seemed to hold so much promise, or a job interview that seemed to go really well – and then in the end, things just didn’t work out as we expected – and we feel disappointment.

 

Originally posted 2017-07-11 05:16:24.

Mind, Self Esteem

A Seven-Step Prescription
for Self-Love
Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.

A Seven-Step Prescription for Self-Love

What is self-love? Is it something you can buy in a makeover or a new set of clothing? Is it something you can get through a job or romantic relationship? Can you get more of it by reading something inspirational? No! Self-love is an action.

I think the seven steps are very good.   Click on the link to the article to learn more.

  1. Become mindful.
  2. Act on what you need rather than what you want.
  3. Practice good self-care.
  4. Set boundaries.
  5. Protect yourself.
  6. Forgive yourself.
  7. Live intentionally.

Originally posted 2016-07-06 14:46:51.

Mind

Thoughts on Suppression – The Psychologist

Thoughts on suppression | The Psychologist

Thought suppression commonly refers to the act of deliberately trying to rid the mind of unwanted thoughts (Wegner, 1989). In early investigations researchers demonstrated that the suppression of a particular thought often resulted in the subsequent increased return of the unwanted thought, a phenomenon termed the ‘rebound effect’ (Wegner et al., 1987).

Originally posted 2016-12-17 12:40:16.

Mind

Thought Suppression

Don’t Think About It

Just don’t think about it. Trying to stop smoking? Avoid eating sweets? Get over a relationship? Stop thinking about it. This is surprisingly bad advice. Suppressing thoughts may actually be counter-productive. Don’t think about white bears. While reading the rest of this blog post, do not think about white bears.

Originally posted 2016-12-17 12:25:59.