Monday, April 27, 2015

Common traits of pathological liars.

   All of you have told a lie before. Me too. But some people have a real and serious problem with lying. They struggle deep inside to be honest and to tell the truth. In psychology and psychiatry they are known like pathological liars. They are addicted to lying. They lie with ease and find comfort in it. It can be really hard, even impossible for us to get them to admit that they lied.

Pathological lying, also known as compulsive, chronic, or habitual lying, is not a psychological disorder and it has no documented list of symptoms. It is a common symptom in a number of mental health issues, such as borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The secret of spring

    A long time ago I wanted to go somewhere, far away from the noise in my town, on a peaceful and quiet place. My wish became true this past weekend. I had a wonderful opportunity to stay in a hotel located near an artificial lake, surrounded by mountains. 

This weekend was truly refreshing for my thoughts and my soul. The second day, I decided to wake up earlier and to go down to the lake, to enjoy the sun and the beautiful view. The whole nature around me was divine. Everything was perfect. I was sitting on a rock and thinking how wonderful life is when spring comes. Several times I took a deep breath and I exhaled relaxing. The nature in April, during the spring time, is so fascinating. It reminded me on one important thing for our lives – the transformation.

Monday, April 13, 2015

8 life - changing inspirational quotes.

 These are 8 beautiful and motivational quotes about life. I hope you find your next favorite life quote right here. Get ready to be inspired! :)

1. Better than yesterday. That's enough.

 2. First step - decide that you are not going to stay where you are.

Friday, April 10, 2015

7 mental health benefits of exercise.

As I wrote previously in my blog post “ 7 things you can do for your mental health “, if you want to improve your mental health you should also take care of your body. One way to take care of your body is to exercise. Research has shown that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel and look better, so exercise can boost your brain functions.

Regardless of age or fitness level, studies show that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits. Here they are:

1. Reduces stress.

Maybe you had a bad day, full with stressful moments. Take your time to relax. Go to the gym for a workout or just take a walk. The stress relief is one of the most common mental benefits of exercise. With exercising you can manage your physical and mental stress. Exercise also increases your norepinephrine concentration in your body, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress. So, don’t wait anymore. Start exercising from today and help your body to get rid of the stress.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tell the world that you are beautiful.


Yesterday I saw the newest Dove’s campaign video Choose Beautiful. The video was shot in San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and Sao Paulo. They made an interesting experiment, setting up signs above side-by-side doors in these five cities around the world. In each city, one door read "Beautiful" and the other "Average." A camera crew observed the way women reacted to the marked doors and in which one they ultimately walked through. Most of the women walked through the "Average" door. Some laughed and walked through their chosen entrance quickly, while others paused and thought about the choice they were about to make.

   Some of the women who were part of this experiment, in the video they discussed about their thoughts that they had before choosing a door.

   One woman said: “Am I choosing because of what's constantly bombarded at me and what I'm being told that I should accept? Or am I choosing because that's what I really believe?" she asked. Another woman who also went the average route said: “Beautiful to me… it’s too far out of reach.”

Friday, April 3, 2015

7 things you can do for your mental health.

1. Value yourself.

   You need to treat yourself with kindness and respect. Try to avoid self-criticism. Find time only for yourself. Make time for your hobbies and favorite projects, or broaden your horizons. 

   Sometimes it's really easier to love others, than yourself. Maybe you don’t have a problem to be good to others, but it’s hard for you to be good to yourself. Why? What makes you so self-critical? Try this 7 DAY- love yourself challenge and see how good it feels to appreciate and value yourself. 

2. Take care of your body.

  Taking care of your physical health, improves your mental health. Try to:
- Eat nutritious meals.
- Avoid cigarettes and drugs.
- Drink more water.
- Exercise.
- Get enough sleep. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How heavy is your glass of water?

Glass of water
   A few days ago, one of my friends sent me this interesting story. I don't know who is the author of this story, but I really liked it. So, I decided to share it with you today.

A University Professor of Psychology walked around a room full of students while teaching about stress management.

To begin his lecture he grabbed a glass of water. As he raised that glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked if the glass was half empty or half full as part of the lesson. 

Instead though, with a smile on his face, the professor asked: " How heavy is this glass of water? ".
Students called out answers "6 ounces" and "10 ounces" but he shrugged them off.

He replied, " The actual weight doesn’t matter. What really matters is how long I've been holding it. If I hold it for just a minute it feels very light. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a whole day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. Any longer than that and I will be very tempted to give up and drop it. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."