Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

The Gratitude Visit Exercise To Increase Well-being

The gratitude visit exercise will help you increase well-being and lower depression

We are always looking for ways to increase our happiness. In his excellent book Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology, offers an easy practice called the Gratitude Visit exercise to increase well-being and lower depression. The Gratitude Visit, as a practice, seems rather simplistic but is based on decades of research. How to practice the Gratitude Visit exercise Here are the steps: Close your eyes Visualize the face of someone…

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Personal development

5 basic things you need to start your own business

5 basic things you need to start your own business

More and more people are turning to the world of business these days, and it is not hard to appreciate why. After all, when you start your own business and run it successfully, good things are in store. Not least of which is the fact that you can expect to make some serious money if you get it right – but of course that’s not all. A successful business will also boost your confidence, give you solid experience in a number…

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Travel

10 Interesting Things to See in Dubai

Ten interesting things to see in Dubai

Dubai has been on my must-see travel destinations for years—nope—decades. Right from the time I got a job offer there that I had to decline, to all the occasions when friends moved there to settle. Yes, they’ve been inviting me to visit and enticing me with interesting things to see in Dubai, but somehow, the trip has just not happened. We’ve made trips to farther away places but Dubai, in spite of being so accessible and just a 4-hour flight…

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Mindful Living Personal development Wednesday Wisdom

Leaves on a Stream Exercise

Leaves on a stream exercise to let go of thoughts causing emotional distress

Leaves on a stream exercise is a soothing  cognitive defusion practice where we learn to let go of thoughts that cause emotional suffering. Sometimes we are so bogged down with our thoughts that they gradually appear true—it’s like we convinced ourselves they were real. Also referred to a cognitive fusion, this can build up to such an extent that it prevents us from living our lives and interferes with our routine. Cognitive fusion keeps us stuck in this miserable pattern…

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Mindful Living Wednesday Wisdom

Are you too distracted to notice?

Are you too distracted to notice

Most of us try to practice mindfulness, but are we guilty of being too distracted to notice the nice stuff, the small stuff? I am currently running a daily mindfulness tip series on Instagram and going by the lovely comments, it is nice to receive a daily reminder especially when we are too busy with our ever-growing to-do list and cannot stop to consciously breathe. While I certainly start the day with a mug of coffee and mentally list three…

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