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I’m sure we all know people who seem to thrive in social situations – they are the life of the party and love to be the centre of attention. Then there are others who tend to be more reserved, happier on the sidelines, observing rather than being in the thick of it. You might assume the former are extroverts and the latter are introverts. But it’s not always that simple. Many people exhibit a mix of extroverted and introverted qualities – they’re ambiverts. The Introvert It’s a common misconception that introverts are antisocial. This isn’t the case…well, usually! More often, they just find that their energy comes from within. They often enjoy solitary activities like reading, writing, or pursuing hobbies that allow them to focus on their inner world. I’m firmly in the introvert category and this is certainly true for me. Imagine a cozy chair, a good book, and…

Have you ever felt drained or stressed out after spending time with certain people or in specific environments? Think of those folks who constantly bring negativity or drama into your life. They might not realize it, but they affect your peace of mind. Here’s the deal: knowing when to cut ties with these toxic influences is essential to keeping your sanity intact. Your personal well-being is too important to let toxic vibes drag you down. Let’s start the journey of identifying and kicking those negative influences to the curb for good because when you prioritize your peace, everything else falls into place. Identifying Toxic Influences Identifying toxic influences is essential for your well-being. Here are five key characteristics you want to watch out for: Recognizing the Impact on Your Life Understanding the emotional and physical impact toxic influences have on your life is crucial for your well-being. Below are some…

Journaling for mental wellness is a powerful practice that can have a hugely positive impact on your overall well-being. If you haven’t tried it yet, stick with me. It might just be the key you’ve been looking for! If you’ve been feeling like it’s so much harder to prioritise mental wellness these days, you’re not alone. The number of things screaming for my attention seems to grow by the week and I wouldn’t mind betting that many people reading this will be experiencing the same thing. Before you know it, what started out as feeling “a bit busy” begins to feel like trying to juggle six flaming torches while unicycling blindfolded along a tightrope stretched over a shark tank! Even so, it can still feel pretty self-centred to be thinking about self-care and our own mental wellness when there are so many “more important” things demanding our attention. But is…

Have you ever wondered if you’re an empath? You know, those folks who absorb the emotions of those around us like a sponge. Those who are routinely accused of being too emotional or over-sensitive? Yeah, that’s us!If this sounds like you, or someone close to you, come and join me as we take a look at the good, the bad, and the downright sparkly of walking around in everyone else’s emotional shoes. Some of the Pros: Heart of Gold, Intuition on Fire… So imagine this. You walk into a room but instead of just seeing people’s faces, you feel the emotional undercurrent. You feel vibes. You feel the energy that hangs heavy in the air, whether it’s good or bad. We empaths pick up on these emotional waves like human antennas. It’s like having a built-in superpower. A direct line to what’s really going on beneath the surface. The great…

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we work. And some will feel anxiety over leaving the comfort of working from home to return to the office. However, a significant percentage of the American workforce is likely to continue to experience a combination of on-site work and remote work. But despite this, for those with social anxiety, returning to your offices, for however short a time may still not be a pleasant prospect. Thankfully, however, there are things we can do to overcome anxiety and ease our transition to working from offices again. In particular, we can use time spent working remotely to address anxieties and concerns about returning to offices. To that end, this post focuses on some of the most salient and actionable insights from cognitive and behavioral psychology. And contrary to popular belief, insights gleaned from these disciplines are highly relevant and specific to everyday life, especially so…

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