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Picture-a-Day

Picture-a-Day

This activity is an adaptation of www (what went well) activity and was created by a student who wanted to make sure he enjoyed each day and would not only recall it but have a pictorial reminder that would allow him to savour the day. Here is goes: Every day, take a picture of a moment that you believe will […]

Positive Introduction

Positive Introduction

Often times, when we describe ourselves, we can see both negative and positive things about ourselves. Both good and bad things we have done, our good and bad qualities, or the good and bad situations that have happened in our lives. Sometimes, however, when we are not feeling the best, our negative emotions help us recall more negative situations than […]

Letting go of grudges

Letting go of grudges

This activity is an amalgamation of forgiveness and gratitude activities and it aims to help us feel better after experiencing a conflict situation. I suggest you start by reflecting on small conflict situations, so that you can get used to the process. Holding grudges against someone hurts us often even more than letting go. Letting go of grudges is not […]

Wellbeing Diary

Wellbeing Diary

Every day, or at least regularly, write about your wellbeing experiences, going into the details of when they occurred, what circumstances led you to them, who else was involved in them, in what way were they involved, how did these experience made you feel during and after. After writing about each wellbeing experience, rate it on a scale from 0 […]

Systems for regulating emotions

Systems for regulating emotions

Our emotional systems are there to guide us through life. Sometimes, when we don’t listen to them carefully, they lead us down the wrong path. As part of the Compassion-focused therapy, three systems for regulating emotions were developed: Red is activated when we are threatened and it initiates self-protection. It is similar to the fight or flight response. It is […]

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

Issues associated with sleep, or lack thereof, usually lead us down a slippery slope to feeling unwell. Sometimes, when sleeping problems extend over a long period of time, it is useful to consult a doctor. In the meantime, however, there are things we can do that help us have a good sleep hygiene. Here are just a few examples of […]

Practice Humour

Practice Humour

Some people say that laughter is the best medicine and they may just be right. While there are intricacies about humour and some types of humour, e.g. sarcasm, is associated with lower levels of wellbeing, there are several activities that can help us improve our wellbeing using humour. Here are three interventions you can use to boost your wellbeing: Three […]

Benefit-finding

Benefit-finding

A friend of mine is super resilient. When she was unsuccessful in her job interview, the first words that came out of her mouth were the benefits she received as a result of going through this process. “I now know what type of questions they ask” – she said. “I know how to prepare better in the future, and that […]