Mindfit

Mindfit

Rewriting your story

ta-tiden-til-hjelp(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)

Have you heard this before?

You feel beaten down, things might not be quite as you imagined or you may have just been through a breakup and are heartbroken. You are struggling a bit and don’t quite know how to get through it, and you hear people tell you that time will help—it will get better after a bit… And so it does.

It’s tough when you’re actually in the middle of it all, though, and it’s also not easy to see while you’re in the thick of things that it will get better. Later, when you look back at the situation, you may see that you somehow became stronger from the experience, and that you learned something from it. [···]

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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!

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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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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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Midlife crisis?

Midlife-crisis(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)

There have been many studies of “the midlife crisis”. A number of research reports have shown that people have different levels of happiness over the course of their lives.

Population-wide surveys show that a person’s average satisfaction with life begins to decline slightly towards the end of our twenties. After that it continues to decline, until it reaches its lowest level during our mid-forties. Then the trend reverses, so that as we pass 50, we are increasingly happy, a situation that is happily not reversed until the last few years of our lives.

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The idea and background behind Mindfit

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The idea for Mindfit came to Hilde after she went through a tough time and needed motivation to change her thought patterns, shift her focus and set limits.

As she learned the methods and techniques that worked for her, she discovered that simple measures can result in big changes – just by becoming aware of how we react in challenging situations.

Her sister Janne is a psychologist, and persuaded Hilde to try EMDR therapy.

Everyone needs to sort out their lives!
- Janne Ekeberg Amundsen, psychologist

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