There is a confusing, misleading and unhelpful bit of terminology that is embedded in the public consciousness. Unfortunately, it is in common everyday use and so often causes a snigger or groan when mentioned.
Actually this was interesting - exchanging the Work/Life Balance phrase for the Be/Do mix - a nice idea
Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Compassion and the Art of Having Fun Huffington Post "Play is not the silly sibling of work and love," the late Positive Psychology author Christopher Peterson wrote in a Psychology Today blog.
The case for pessimism: when negative thinking leads to positive outcomes Quartz As Oliver Burkeman writes in The Antidote, “Reassurance is a double-edged sword.” 3. Don't worry, be hapless.
Interesting article says that being overly optimsitic or pessimistic can both be as bad as each other - it's about finding the sweet spot. The same technique that can increase the performance of an optimist can backfire when dealing with a pessimist - and vice versa. More of the 'no cut and paste' answers when it comes to human behaviour.
Think you're destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways.
While we do not yet know how far neuroplasticity will go and the concept is being overpopularised the article suggests that we can learn to sneak up on our emotions via our thoughts by being mindful to create wellbeing.
Up Front TV: Happiness for Pessimists? WFPL I spoke with Oliver Burkeman, author of "The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking." With so much literature available these days on the subject of happiness, Burkeman offers...
I enjoyed Burkeman's book Antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking - bookmarking this interview to watch