There’s a key technique in the CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) treatment of social anxiety that, when practiced by anyone, can help people start to feel more content and optimistic. This technique is called attention training.
As we become evermore connected and immersed in the digital world, it’s important to take steps to ensure our digital wellbeing. Digital wellbeing is the practice of managing our digital habits, activities and use of technology in a way that promotes health, wellbeing and happiness.
Taking time off to rest from busy work requires preparation if we wish to make the most of it without interruptions or worry. Planning ahead, communicating our intent with stakeholders and using simple, intelligent digital solutions may help make our time away peaceful and joyful.
Are you overwhelmed by the amount of technology in your life? Do you feel like you’re constantly connected to the world and that it’s taking over your life? If so, you may be in need of a digital detox.
Hello, my name is Jess and this is my first Voxelhub blog post. I will be exploring topics that are important to me, on a personal and professional level, while also considering my digital well-being, and what I can do to improve it.
How are you doing? After the New Year rush, things are starting to slow down for many of us. I strongly dislike mainstream trends, so now that most people have stopped talking about resolutions, I am just diving into the idea of change for wellbeing. What is health? What does it mean to be well? How do we rest, restore the balance and build up our capacity to not just function but also enjoy life? What does it mean to thrive? What does it mean to rest?
In this day and age, digital technologies are becoming more and more prevalent in our lives. From smartphones to laptops to digital assistants, we’re constantly surrounded by the latest and greatest advances in technology.
A very powerful way of starting a sentence in a compassionate voice is “I accept… (that I acted this way in this situation and I am able to forgive myself and learn from this, move forward)”. Not only that this way of looking at things feels actively comforting and supportive, but it also taps into a mindful observation of things as they are without self-judgement. And if you find it difficult to speak to yourself this way, pause and ask yourself: how can I talk to myself from the place of love, from my heart? Because compassion and compassionate journalling comes from our heart and helps us heal.
Another powerful way of starting a sentence in our personal journal is this: “It is understandable (that I acted this way considering…)”. This way, we can do what in psychology is called re-parenting – we can provide care, validation and comfort to our inner child. This feels good.
So how do we actually start with compassionate journalling? Here are our three tips. You can start your sentence with the following: “It makes sense (to me that… considering…)” and tap into your inner sense of compassion for others and for yourself.