If you feel like no one understands you, then you’re not alone. It’s actually quite common for humans to be misunderstood. After all, other people don’t have access to your thoughts, so they’re never going the see the world exactly as you see it. Also, humans communicate via facial expressions, and facial expressions can be extremely misleading. So, in the words of Heidi Halvorson, “you are harder to understand than you ...

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The human brain processes thousands of thoughts per day which can become overwhelming. The feeling of being unable to ‘switch off’ and the persistence of negative thoughts is not uncommon but can have far-reaching effects. Cognitive theories suggest that our thoughts can influence our mental health and impact on our ability to take action, possibly leading to psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety. Pushing such thoughts to the back of ...

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For many, the holiday season brings a great deal of joy. The festivities can bring a celebration of family, friends and good food. It is a time to relax, unwind and reflect on the past year. However, this period can also bring stress and may not be a joyful time for some. It can be a difficult period for those who are going through a tough time, or even for those ...

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Even if you’re as cool as a cucumber, there’ll always be somebody to test your patience! Whether they’re criticising you, belittling you, or simply ignoring you, people can be challenging. So, what is the best way to deal with difficult people? Well, contrary to popular belief, the best way to deal with challenging people is to embrace them. After all, denying your problems only gives them more power. That said, it’s ...

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The story is quite simple: after a long wait, you think you’ve finally met someone interesting. You’ve had an amazing first date and it feels as though you’ve known each other for a long time. You’re both able to open up and talk about the things that interest you: your achievements, failures and life goals, and you listen attentively to what your date has to say. It just feels right. Inside ...

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No matter how successful our life may look or feel, if there’s something we are always going to struggle with it is the feeling of not being good enough. We might have excellent grades in school, a full-time job, have loving friends and a long-term partner but from time to time the idea that we’re not good enough can come to dominate our minds. “I’m not good enough for the job”, ...

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