Humour may not often come across as a topic of serious scientific study. But the research in this area tells us that having a good laugh now and then can be beneficial in helping us cope with workplace demands and foster cohesion with our leaders and colleagues.
The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on us restrictions on physical contact, but this has effects on or emotional well-being. Eugene Tee shares some of the research on ‘skin hunger’ and if there are substitutes for the lack of touch we are facing under social distancing and movement restriction orders.
We set ambitious, challenging goals for ourselves, and yet, fail to create a response to how we should act if (or when) we fail to meet those goals. A self-compassionate response takes the sting out of our failure and gives us a renewed sense of vigour to try again.
Self-Care 101: Being Kind toward Oneself During Crises
At times of crises, strife and when faced with difficult challenges, it is easy to neglect our own needs and well-being. Being self-compassionate does not mean being selfish, but rather, accepting and kind to yourself when you need it the most.
Small, positive changes to your life can add up over time, leading to sustained well-being. Here are some ways to incorporate positivity just that bit more into your day-to-day routine, based on 20 years of positive psychology research. See how positive psychology can work for you in our latest article here.
Mindfulness and Emotions: Understanding Your Mind and the Benefits of Being Present
What is Mindfulness, and why is it so crucial for our psychological well-being?
Sandy Clarke and Eugene Tee present an accessible and informative read on the science of mindfulness, along with practical tips on how to develop this important skill.