Affirmations are somewhat controversial things, because their intent is built around the prospect of positive thinking and self empowerment, but they're also plagued with terrible philosophies and ideas that use them in ineffective ways that lead to wishful thinking. It's always important to remember that just because you say to yourself "I can do this", … Continue reading Using Affirmations and Getting What You Want
Thoughts and emotions are an endlessly fascinating area to me, because they're both so closely connected that they can often also be confused with one another, and the challenge of disentangling yourself from intense emotional experiences or ruminative thoughts can be very difficult but also extremely rewarding. One thing that people don't seem to recognize … Continue reading How You Feel Is What You Really Think
Have you ever been through an experience where you've done a bunch of favors for people, such as working with them through some difficult tasks, or something simple like helping them move, and after a while you realized that they've given nothing back in return after expecting it? It feels pretty bad when this happens. … Continue reading The “Covert” Contract Problem – How Not To Deal With People
Readers of my blog and newcomers (welcome!) have likely encountered many people who have espoused extraordinary ideas and fantastical, idealistic claims. They exaggerate, use hyperbolic language, talk a big game and in general, tend to "appear" to have a lot of self-confidence and self-reassurance. Now this is lovely..assuming it's real, but what's important to keep … Continue reading Ideas Are Worthless Without Results
Something that has come to mind in recent weeks is the idea that ideas, or rather philosophical principles, are difficult to understand. It takes monumental amounts of work, according to some, to understand certain ideas behind philosophical systems or ideals. It requires intense examination, deconstruction, reconstruction and eventual, full understanding in order to finally get … Continue reading Understanding Ideas Is Not Hard, Integrating Is.
Don't worry about it! The worst advice you can get 🙂 The cognitive solution to worry