More About The Personality Trait Agreeableness

Last weeks’ posts have been about the five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the Big 5 personality traits that serve as the building blocks of personality. These 5 personality dimensions can help us learn more about ourselves and help us decide where to focus our energy and attention, both when it comes […]

More About The Personality Trait Openness To Experience

Last weeks’ posts have been about the five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the Big 5 personality traits that serve as the building blocks of personality. These 5 personality dimensions can help us learn more about ourselves and help us decide where to focus our energy and attention, both when it comes […]

A Summary Of The 3 Dimensions For A Healthy Sense Of Coherence In Worklife

Today’s post continues with Antonovsky’s concept Sense of Coherence that focuses on stress in human functioning. What determines whether stress will be harmful or not is whether or not the stress violates our sense of coherence. This research has also been applied to work-life.   To summarize: The first dimension Meaningfulness is connected to experiencing participation. […]

An ACT/Acceptance Exercise To Practice Being Grounded

The aim of ACT exercises is: to stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead expect them to return and accept them as appropriate responses to certain, often unavoidable, situations. to make necessary changes and keep moving towards what is important and enriching in our lives regardless of unavoidable accidents, […]

About The Importance Of Understanding The Components Of Motivation For Successful Change

There are several researchers who have looked into the difficulties of motivation when it comes to making and maintaining change. This is quite understandable since change usually is stressful and uncomfortable. But the difference between those who successfully make changes in their lives and those who do not, boils down to motivation. Since motivation is […]

An ACT Exercise To Assess the Costs Of Your Coping Strategies

The aim of ACT exercises is to: – Stop avoiding, denying and struggling with inner emotions and uncomfortable thoughts, but instead accept these as appropriate responses to certain, often unavoidable, situations. – Make necessary changes and keep moving towards what is important and enriching in our lives regardless of unavoidable accidents, obstacles or losses in […]

The 2d Building Block In Stress Management

Here continues a summary of my posts on how to recover as quickly as possible from more serious stress and exhaustion symptoms. As mentioned earlier, in my daily work with people who have sought help for stress and exhaustion problems, I have been able to distinguish 3 building blocks of stress management: 1. Adjust your […]