Here’s the thing. Resolutions are ‘usually’ sincere — people don't say to themselves ‘I want to take a half-baked stab at being better.’ People DO want to quit smoking. They DO want to get that revenge bod. They DO want to have a house, and get a better paying job, and save for retirement. But you need to know that choosing a single day to start a major life change isn't logical.
What we went through during the pandemic has changed us a lot and it’s okay if they feel a lot more overwhelmed in these situations. Remember that they have notnot“changed” as much as they have become very aware of everything that can go wrong, because in the last few years, a lot of things have.
Psychotherapist Zahra Diwan answers questions about how one can retain their self confidence amidst criticism, how we can stop comparing ourselves to others and how we might be able to deal better with the feeling of stagnancy.
We can all agree that experiences and knowledge helps us understand the world. It helps us learn, seek and understand our surroundings. But what if we have learnt apathy subliminally? Most of us will react to injustice in the world, it’s fair to say that we might not do something about it but … we will still feel something. Maybe it’s the bystander effect that takes precedence - I know I’m definitely guilty of it, where I think I’m too insignificant to make any change, so why even try? And yet, I watch every unjust situation with knots in my...
We are constantly told to be non-judgemental but is it really that easy? We're all quick to pass judgements about ourselves and others. We're constantly tagging ourselves with labels that we consider to be absolute and permanent but are they really? And how limiting are they for us?