The problem of just using fear for motivation is that it triggers our fight-or-flight response. It increases our cortisol levels if we trigger this response too often, so in the long run it isn’t so great for our mental and physical health.
On January 1st, 2018 we kickstarted our Deliberately Better movement. Along with other passionate and driven allied health professionals, we aimed to highlight the various ways that people can choose to act if they wish to scientifically improve their health and well-being. In January, we aimed to engage in a random act of kindness each day.Continue reading “The 5 Lessons I Discovered From Being Kind”
In 2016, I decided to take on the challenge of accountability. As a Clinical Psychologist, being accountable was all about evidence-based living – engaging as much as possible in thinking patterns and behaviours that have been shown to lead to a happier, more satisfying, higher quality of life. The following were the five key areas thatContinue reading “Are You Living the Life That You Want?”
One of the benefits of being so interested in psychology is that I have performed nearly every psychology test there is on myself since beginning my Clinical Psychology Doctorate in 2010. This has no doubt given me many insights into myself, but it has also given me the skills and knowledge to help others toContinue reading “Is It Possible to Change Your Personality?”
I have previously written about how happiness can be sought out and fostered by discovering our natural character strengths and virtues. The current article intends to see if these strengths remain consistent over time, or if they can be actively changed. Is our character set in stone, or are we malleable enough to shape ourContinue reading “Can Our Key Character Strengths Change Over Time?”
Do you want to reinvent your life? In my top 20 psychology books countdown, I put the book Reinventing your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again by Jeffrey Young and Janet Klosko (1994) at #10 on my countdown. It is a self-help version of Schema Therapy, which was also developed by JeffreyContinue reading “What Life Traps Do You Consistently Fall Into?”
“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” — Izaak Walton It was 2016 when I first decided to take on the challenge of being accountable to myself. I later wrote this blog so that I could take responsibility for my actions in an open, transparent way, do what I said I wasContinue reading “Do You Want To Be Deliberately Better?”