Best of Our Blogs

Every time I hear someone say that what goes on outside shouldn’t affect your internal state of mind, I believe them. I do. We should be still like the ocean’s bottom, unchanging despite the surface waves. This way we won’t rock one way when life is good and crumble the other way when things aren’t going well.

But what do you do if you can’t stop outside situations from corrupting how you feel on the inside?

There are simple things you can do shake the uglies away by using external circumstances to improve your mood right now. Scroll down to feel happier by using what’s going on around you to make you feel better about yourself and your life.

{Photo from here.}

{Photo from here.}

Gratitude: 25 Things to Be Grateful for Right Now!
(Reaching Life Goals) – Your job sucks. You just got in a fight with your partner. Nothing seems to be going right. Gratitude? What do you have to be grateful for? According to this, a lot!

Dealing with Difficult People
(Bonding Time) – Find yourself constantly coming in contact with difficult people? Here’s why it could be you and what you need to know to manage your relationship with them and yourself.

ADHD: Tips to help kids with ADHD improve focus (especially for when they go back to school)
(Reflections from a Children’s Therapist) – Fidgeting, caffeine, and exercise are some of the strategies used to regulate ADHD. View this infographic to find out if the strategies you’re currently using are the best ways to help your kids focus whether or not they have ADHD.

Do You Have a Challenging Toddler? 8 Simple, Proven Solutions
(Sorting Out Your Life) – As a mom of a toddler, I can vouch for these parenting solutions. The next time your tot is making you feel out of control, try this.

Self-Scapes of Fear
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – Your self-scape or way of viewing yourself and the world can mean the difference between a good day versus a fearful one. If you’re emotionally sensitive, you may need help feeling more secure in your every day life. Read these 3 tips to create a self-scape of safety.

 


Comments


View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 0 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Aug 2014
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2014). Best of Our Blogs: August 12, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 26, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/08/12/best-of-our-blogs-august-12-2014/

 

Recent Comments
  • Chet Bush: Thank you Professor Betsy Hoza for your ‘much needed Study on the ‘impotence of...
  • Lucy: Hi Shawna – you really need to get away from your father. You also need to realise that nothing he says...
  • kazchaz: This is helpful, very much so and it would be great to hear from you again, with updates on your progress,...
  • sambo: I really need some help im so depressed and anxious I cant work or leave the house im on antidepressants and...
  • Concerned: My father was a narcissist. He basically ruined my mother’s life and she ended up dying young of...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code



Users Online: 11342
Join Us Now!