Archive for 2014

Below is the archive for the given date.

Here’s how to lower your stress levels!

stress(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)
By Ove Heradstveit, psychologist and owner of the web portal Hjelptilhjelp.no

Our everyday lives consist of many tasks, demands and expectations. Life consists of many ideals, dreams and hopes.

People who experience a lot of stress have a tendency to not prioritize what is most important in their lives. When every task becomes super important, this is undoubtedly a good way to create stress.

Often we have to choose, and every choice involves choosing not to do something. It is important to learn that this is simply a part of life and that we are not super humans. We must allow ourselves to let some tasks go, and just take time to have fun. [···]

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On Christmas food and new resolutions!

Bilde-Slynge armhevinger-ny(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)
By Heidi Arstad, from the Facebook blog “Min fete historie” (My fat history)

If you were to look at your life from the perspective of one year in the future, would you be happy with where you are today? If you can confidently answer yes, you are one of the few who has everything mostly under control and is living happily and problem-free with yourself and your loved ones. [···]

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How can you cope with a life crisis and move on?

deppa-fb(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)
By Janne Ekeberg Amundsen,
psychologist and co-owner of the Mindfit app

For most of us, life consists of more than just good times, and sooner or later we can expect to be struck by a crisis. What can you do when you lose your footing – when you lose perspective and your life spins out of control?

A life crisis can take many forms, from the breakup of a relationship, to one of your loved ones being afflicted by a serious illness or death, to losing a job, being betrayed, or major life changes, such as the transition to retirement. [···]

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Positive feedback has an effect!

benk-tanker-mindfitapp(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)
We are very grateful for all the feedback we have gotten and continue to get. We appreciate it all, as well as the suggestions for improving the app.

A few days ago we received an email that really affected us. We have been authorized by the person who sent us the email to share it. We respect that he does not want to share his name, however, so we are posting his comments anonymously. [···]

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Improving your self-esteem

Better self-esteem(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)
Written by Ida Cathrine Jakobsen, psychologist

We all have thoughts and feelings about who we are as people. A number of different terms – self-confidence, self-image, self-esteem and self-respect – are linked to the perception we have of ourselves, as well as how we judge ourselves.

Among the most commonly used terms in this context are self-esteem and self-confidence. The latter refers to your confidence in your ability to master a situation, and is linked to specific achievements. For example, a single person may be very confident on the football field, but can be completely lacking in confidence that he will make it unscathed through a speech at his best friend’s wedding.

Self-esteem is considered to be a more comprehensive concept, and often refers to your sense of worth as a person independent of your achievements:

  • It is about knowing and respecting yourself, including both your strengths and weaknesses.
  • It is possible to have great self-confidence in several areas, while at the same time have difficulty seeing yourself as a good and valuable person.

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Questions for reflection

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)
by Hilde Amundsen, founder Mindfi app

Have you ever had a question that has meant a lot to you, and that has caused you to change your focus? Or are there things that have been said to you that you remember for the rest of your life – that have shaped you as a person?

I have. My doctor once asked me a simple and meaningful question many years ago. I often think about it, because it is an important reminder that I need to choose what I want to prioritize – what I want to do more or less of.

For me there was one important question that helped change my life:

What gives you energy in your daily life, Hilde? Where do you get new energy from? Do you get more energy when you are at home, or are you drained of energy?

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