Motivation

Here’s how to set realistic goals

How to set goal(Read this in Norwegian)

 The New Year brings new opportunities and a blank slate.

We’re now in that time of year when many people reflect on their lives and evaluate what they have accomplished.

Many people also set goals for the New Year.

These may be to:

  • Begin something,
  • Stop doing something,
  • Do something even better,
  • Do less of something, or
  • Cut bad habits, become a better human being, etc.

Surveys show, however, that few people succeed in the long run with their New Year’s resolutions. [···]

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Gratitude increases happiness and reduces depression

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Research shows that being grateful is good for your health, promotes well-being and increases happiness!

Martin Seligman, known as the founder of positive psychology, has conducted extensive studies of depression, happiness and quality of life.

One project, where he studied the relationship between gratitude and depression, provided some surprising results. Subjects were asked over a certain period to take note of the positive things that happened to them during the day. They were asked to record this in a “gratitude” diary. [···]

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Here’s how to make your everyday life better!

better-everydaylife(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)
by Hilde Amundsen, founder Mindfi app

Changing habits can be difficult, but sometimes it is absolutely necessary so you can move ahead with your life. Getting stuck in bad behavior patterns is easy when you are struggling with problems.

A number of years back I went through a life crisis. That started me on a quest for tools that could help me set boundaries and change the way I thought about myself and my life. [···]

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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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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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