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 […]

Trying Patience

Trying Patience

In the 1990s the Guinness Brewery began a series of campaigns advertising the famous stout worldwide and their slogan was: Good things come to those who wait. While patience in pulling a perfect pint is one thing, general attitude towards the value of waiting is yet another. Patience is correlated with a lot of wellbeing benefits. It is associated with […]

Hope Profiling

Hope Profiling

Hope is one of the main components of a good life, which is why there are so many books published about it and many politicians use it to communicate their message. Lack of hope is associated with depression, anxiety, and many other mental health issues. Here is one activity designed by the main researcher in this area about ways in […]

Optimistically Anticipating

Optimistically Anticipating

During my childhood, there were many power-outages in my town, and we were often stuck in darkness for a few minutes, or sometimes as long as an hour, which used to scare the 5-7 old me a lot. To alleviate the fear of darkness, my clever mum made it into a game. As soon as the lights went off, we […]

Reminiscence Album

Reminiscence Album

I love photographs and my house is filled with prints of moments from the past I want to remember. I change them twice a year and not only love the process of doing it, but also enjoy the pleasure it gives me when I stop and reflect on the circumstances associated with each picture taken. This is one of the […]

The Time Cure

The Time Cure

When something bad has happened in our past, it is easy to believe that not dwelling on it and redirecting our thinking towards the “here and now” is a solution to our problems. However, there are other ways to do it. In a time-cure therapy, instead of reducing thinking about the past negative events, the practitioners guide their clients towards […]

Setting highly valued goals

Setting highly valued goals

There are plenty of evidence-based activities that enhance our wellbeing via setting highly valued goals. Below are two of them, which you may find interesting to do: Positive Legacy “Think ahead to your life as you would like it to be and how you would like to be remembered by those closest to you. What accomplishments and/or personal strengths would […]