Henry David Thoreau once said that “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” I find this to be overwhelmingly accurate for myself. Travelling is the sweet state of limbo, where for a few days or weeks you live in another world. It’s an escape. It’s shedding your comforts to find your freedom. And for as long as I can remember, I have been exploring the world around me. I spent my childhood in the mountains of Idaho poking at bugs, running from snakes, and swimming in glacier lakes. I spent my teenage years doing much of the same. And my adult years I spent travelling from state to state for work. However, as a life-long adventurer, I suffer from this annoying, but fairly severe character quirk called anxiety. Through my years of battling this menace, I have learned how to calm myself when I'm freaking the eff out on the road. Here’s how you too can travel when travelling gives you anxiety:
Why self-knowledge is so important for everyone and how to gain knowledge of self-are the two issues that psychologists are asked most often! In fact, today a lot of people really understand that without self-knowledge they can't develop their personality and this is the main reason why they usually turn for psychological care looking for the professional responses to these questions.Many famous and successful people have already expressed their thoughts regarding self-knowledge and self-improvement. Some of such statements became rather popular. And if you surf the Internet, you may find hundreds of amazing quotes about self-knowledge meaning. In the last little while I have searched and consumed the contents of the most interesting quote sites and now I wish to quote, in my mind, the best one: Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement. This is the most popular Baltasar Gracian quote that reflects the true essence of such a unique process called self-knowledge...
In this century, there is no argument that mental health and physical health overlap one another. The World Health Organization has gone as far to say that “there is no health without mental health.” The truth is, mental health and physical health are entangled in one another. So when thinking about ways to encourage self-motivation, we must learn how to play on the psychology of the mind. Finding the motivation to complete a workout or a task at work can be difficult...
Friendship is an extraordinarily unique type of feeling which is very different from just love. While it’s possible to be in love with someone and not be their best friend, it’s impossible to have friendship with someone and NOT love them. Take the example of your parents; while your parents are genetically hardwired to love you they are not necessarily your friends. The reason behind this is that while love just happens, you still have a bit of control when it comes to friendship.
I just finished reading this great classical book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry called “The Little Prince” and in it I was reminded of a timeless lesson about dreaming big that I had to write about. In the book there is this really interesting character who is a child who dreams big and has great ideas but the grownups discourage him (much like how it often is in real life) and even go so far as labelling him as being “unrealistic” and “foolish”. This made me think – why is dreaming and going against the grain of society considered foolish? When isn’t it the “dreamers” that we ironically all look up to?
Taking deliberate steps to improve your life today is one decision that will pay off in days to come if you keep at it! 2017 is now behind us, the question before us is how did you fare? Did you make the most of it? Are there things you wish you did or didn’t do? Whether you’re into new year’s resolutions or not, change is something we all crave and taking action towards that change today is the best resolution you can make. An adage says “whenever you wake is your morning.” This could be yours if you want it to.