Personality Types

16 personalities

I came across this interesting website that allows you to answer questions to learn about your personality type.  It seemed pretty accurate for me, so check out 16 personalities and learn more about yourself.

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Therapists Spill: 12 Ways to Accept Yourself | Psych Central

Many of my clients struggle with self-acceptance and other issues of self-worth.  This is a good read to help you be a better friend to yourself.

via Therapists Spill: 12 Ways to Accept Yourself | Psych Central

Becoming a Morning Person

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Punctuality, particularly first thing in the morning, has never been my strongest suit.  I’m such a motivated person throughout the day, and that fire can stay strong well into the evening hours when I should be winding down; then getting up and running in the morning is hell.  I read this fantastic article from Foundr about some important tips for getting better sleep, which makes mornings a bit more bearable.  These are tools I’d teach to clients in therapy and they’re proven to help.

The gist is:

  • Make yourself a to-do list for tomorrow
  • Adjust your mindset and think differently about mornings
  • Don’t use your phone (tablet/computer/whatever else) before bed (you can read more about the harmful effects of the blue light they omit in this Harvard article)
  • Have a routine to help yourself turn down and cue your body for sleep

They also threw in some #neuroscience and a link for these awesome morning oat recipes!  So basically you must check out this fantastic article and get on track to have more productive and stress-free mornings.

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More Research Supporting Cheat Meals :)

 

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This article is just a little more science behind why having a “cheat meal” will help you reach your fitness goals all the same.

Positive Memories in Therapy

Interesting article from spring.org.uk

PsychCentral 12 Ways to Accept Yourself

Many clients who struggle with abusing substances also struggle with diminished self-worth and self-acceptance.   Here’s a great article from PsychCentral to work on self-acceptance.  Even those with a healthy sense of self can benefit from a few of these steps–check it out.

Therapists Spill: 12 Ways to Accept Yourself

“Stay Motivated for the Long Haul”

It’s been 1 week of my changes to a lifestyle of fitness, so I thought I’d post this motivational message.  It’s from a site called Meditations for Women.

“Keep the passion for change alive.”

When you decide to change something in your life you start out with commitment, determination and passion to make it happen. But, as time passes the euphoria that dominated your thoughts has a way of waning.

If you let your passion completely fizzle out, the commitment you made becomes internalized as failure. You feel like you let yourself down. Your self esteem and self confidence sink.  Don’t let this happen!

Realize it is up to you and nobody else to stay motivated. Dig deep within your being and keep pushing to reach your goal. It’s up to you to keep the passion fire alive and you can do it.

Right now is the time to go the extra mile. You have come such a long way   now is not the time to quit!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: The passion for change is alive within me.