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My character strengths #FridayReflections

March 10, 2017

We all have character strengths. Character strengths are the positive parts of our personality that influence how we think, feel and behave. They are the keys to being our best selves. According to leading positive psychology professor Martin Seligman, we use our character strengths to help us thrive in life. Every individual has 24 character strengths but in different degrees. They fall under 6 categories: Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence. I’d taken the character strengths survey years ago but I don’t…

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All about the mind Me, Myself and I

My lack of self-discipline #FridayReflections

January 13, 2017

You know those people who follow healthy habits, achieve all their goals and basically accomplish anything they put their minds to? I’m NOT one of those people. Sure I achieve goals. Sure I can accomplish some things I put my mind to. But most of the time, I endure setbacks. Over time, I’ve come to realise it’s because of my lack of self-discipline. Take my health, for instance. I know what I need to do to keep healthy. Exercise regularly and…

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January is about Hope #FlourishInsideOut

January 2, 2017

If you’ve been following this blog in the last month, you might have heard about my intention to Flourish Inside Out in 2017. Each month, I will be focussing on one positive emotion and sharing pictures on Instagram. You are welcome to join in on the project by taking photos or sharing words, quotes, drawings on Instagram (#flourishinsideout) or the Facebook group. The theme for January is Hope. What is hope? In the early 90s, positive psychologist Charles R Snyder and…

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All about the mind Flourish Inside Out

Flourish Inside Out in 2017

December 20, 2016

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a little photo go up about two weeks ago saying ‘great things ahead in 2017.’ Regulars to this space might know 2016 hasn’t been a good year for me mentally and neither was 2015. While 2016 had looked promising with a new job, we all know that didn’t work out. And yes, the move towards the end of the year has been great but I have been reflecting a lot on my…

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Dreams are good. Living is better. #FridayReflections

October 21, 2016

We spend a lot of time ruminating about the past or worrying about the future. We also spend a great deal of time thinking about how things could be. From a young age, I loved living in a fantasy world. I’d dream about attending boarding school — just like Malory Towers or St. Clare’s. I’d dream about meeting my favourite cricketers both as a teen and as a journalist. In fact, my imagination was so wild, I’d dream about meeting…

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