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How we interact with the world is largely based on the way we perceive it. It sounds like common sense doesn’t it? But in reality, how many of us go about our day saying things like, “the economy is just getting worse,” “I’ll never find a job” or “I’m just not good enough?”

It’s the tapes we play in our head that direct our attention, energy and attitude. Yet, we tend to downplay them and blame our bad luck, misfortune or failures on external events instead. We forget the possibilities life offered to us in the form of play, imagination and faith when we were kids. And as we grow into adults, we let fear and these negative tapes dictate our every action.

When you feel stuck, why not learn to bend in the wind of the unknown? Instead of assuming you already know the end of the story, why not flex your creative muscle and recreate your own? This week our posts will help you to get unstuck creatively and emotionally and improve your state of mind and even your sleep with a few powerful strategies listed here.

5 Ways to Raise Your Creative Potential
(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – Want to solve a problem, get ahead in your career or stand out from the crowd? It’s not just brain power that will get you there, it’s creativity too. Here are a few great tips to help sharpen your creative skills.

5 Things Not To Say To Someone With An Eating Disorder
(Weightless) – If you’ve ever been hurt by a loved one’s insensitive comments concerning your struggle with an eating disorder, you will relate with this post. And if you know someone with an eating disorder and don’t know what to say to them? You can start with what not to say here.

A Mental Shift: 5 Strategies to Get Unstuck From Negative Thinking
(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – What you think about can direct your life. If you’re feeling stuck in negativity, for example, this post provides the strategies you need to improve your emotional state by changing your thought process.

Sleep Anxiety
(Anxiety & OCD Exposed) – If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not alone. The good news is that getting a good night’s rest is within your control. Learn the strategies that will finally help tackle your sleep anxiety.

Looking at the Negative (Spaces) In Our World
(Real World Research) – We sometimes get blocked and are unable to see the way things really are, but how we think they are supposed to be. This post turns our assumptions on its head and helps us rethink what is possible for our lives.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Mar 2012
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2012). Best of Our Blogs: March 20, 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 2, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/03/20/best-of-our-blogs-march-20-2012/

 

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