Changing your habits, lifestyles and thought patterns can’t be done in a flash. There are no quick solutions on the way to your goal.
You have to do the hard work, whether it comes to getting in better physical shape (building your fitness, running a marathon) or your mental health (improving your self-esteem, working with stress or motivation). [···]
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. [···]
It is not always easy to know if you are depressed or not.
Depression comes in various forms, ranging from mild to more severe. Depression is a common mental disorder – and one of the main causes of disability worldwide.
Globally, an estimated 350 million people are affected by depression.
Depression changes the way we think
It’s normal to be sad from time to time, but depression is more than feeling miserable. If your life seems dominated by emptiness and despair and these feelings do not go away, you may be depressed. Depression makes it difficult to function and enjoy life – just getting through the day can be overwhelming. [···]
You may have very different thoughts and feelings about yourself as a person, and about yourself in specific roles – as a parent, a partner or a friend, or in how you cope with your work life.
It can be more important for us to have a sense of mastery in some areas, or to have good feelings about what we do, while in other areas it may not be as important to us. It is different for different people. We are influenced by our own inner voice and our experience of how we cope, in addition to the feedback we get from the environment around us. [···]
(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. [···]
(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. [···]