Thoughts — Self Help

Fight It Out

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Fight It Out

I’ve  always had a lot of friends - I know this might sound a little boastful but well, it’s true. I believe I am an extrovert and being around people makes me happy. My weekends have always been full and I wouldn’t have it any other way But having spent years around my (several) social circles, there’s always been a thought that’s bothered me, something I think about even now : I never fight with my friends. If (and when) I do, it always ends up being blown out of proportion. I’ve realised I alway rationalised my anger by telling...

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Me vs. We

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Me vs. We

As a perpetually single person, everyone around me (and my spookily curated feed) has constantly told me one thing: I need to love myself first. In fact, they sometimes push it to a more brazen ‘Don't care about what others are saying, be your own person.’ (but that’s also supplemented with a quick ‘love will find you when you least expect it’. Yeah, I know it’s a paradox.) While a part of me always thought this was at least 60% BS, an instance from Bojack Horseman hit the mark dead centre. In the scene, Mr Peanutbutter is talking to his...

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Is Our Free Time Really 'Free'?

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Is Our Free Time Really 'Free'?

Do I like reading? Better only read things that’ll help me with my work, so limit my reading to stuff that’s just related to psychology. Ironically, forcing myself to do that has now left me reading much less than I used to before. And all that ‘free time’ does not really feel like a breather anymore.

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Ignoring The Grey : Why We Need To Talk About Thought Polarisation

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Ignoring The Grey : Why We Need To Talk About Thought Polarisation

Have you lectured yourself for always being tardy when you got delayed for an important meeting? When you forgot your friend’s birthday did you call yourself an “oh so terrible person”? Do you find yourself questioning any success you have ever achieved after facing a setback?  

 

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The Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness

I am going to tell you about one of my favorite studies that I happened to come across during my Masters degree. The research basically focuses on the spread of happiness and talks about the impact of other people's happiness on us. As social beings, I think that very often we include food, water and shelter as essentials for survival. But we mostly tend to forget another crucial and extremely important facet - human connections! Here’s the thing. Our relationships (and connections with others) play a huge role in determining our mental and physical health, resilience and most importantly, our...

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