Techniques

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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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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Mental training

cope(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)

You can “train” your brain and thought patterns, just like the rest of your body. It requires some effort, just like it does when we train to become more physically fit, or when we go to school to learn something new.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

We have to keep working steadily over time to reach training goals. We know it’s not enough to work out just once, as it were, to be fully trained and in good shape. [···]

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Thoughts are just thoughts!

Thoughts-are-just thoughts(Read this in Norwegian – Les denne på norsk)
Written by Henrik Nordahl, psychologist

Thoughts are not important, but how you relate to your thoughts is very important!

The brain produces between 3,000 and 5,000 thoughts every day. What thoughts do you spend time thinking about, and what are the recurring topics?

Life is uncertain, which makes it impossible on our part to predict what the future will bring. Some people make a good living, while others struggle to make ends meet.

Another reality is that we cannot change the past. What’s done is done, what has happened has happened. But the way that we choose to deal with what has been, what is now, and what may happen in the future is absolutely crucial to living a good life. [···]

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Accept your thoughts and feelings!

tanker(Read this in Norwegian – les denne på Norsk)

Mindfit offers different tools and techniques that can be helpful when challenges arise. 

We recommend that you acquaint yourself with these self-help techniques, so that is easier for you to use them when you actually need them. [···]

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