Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Why do people act against the better judgement? One theory states that this is based on the cognitive dissonance (this is a situation when people hold two or more contradicting beliefs, like participating in animal rights movement and eating meat, or going to the store in mask and gloves, but buying loads of cigarettes). "Better judgement" would require looking out for animals or your own health in all situations, not only when you pick and choose, but people do not act so surprisingly often. What do they do with these conflicting beliefs? - Compensate - keep eating unhealthy food, but also spend more time working out. - Avoid information that increases tension ("I just stopped reading these recommendations, no one can keep track of them") - Downplay - "find" arguments why the beliefs are not as significant ("oh, I don't restrict myself - I know this is not healthy, but I'm not going to die healthy") - Change inconvenient beliefs ("I know, it is not healthy for me, but being stressed about it is even more unhealthy, so I will keep doing this") Sounds familiar? Article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/stretching-theory/202006/why-do-people-act-against-their-own-better-judgement Photo: Markéta Machová from Pixabay Book my counselling session here: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersabout 16 hours ago
Words can hurt, maybe even more than fists. Does that happen to you? Do people keep things from you on purpose, do not share their thoughts and feelings, dismiss and counter your memories, blame you for the things you cannot control, calling you names or using hurtful labels? Well, that is verbal psychological abuse, a common component of romantic relationships, friendships and parent-child relationships. None ever deserves to be treated like that, and such behavior should always be objected. First instinct is to always argue with the abuser and to prove him or her wrong. And that would be the right instinct if it was a rational conversation, which is never that with an abuser. An effective strategy is to ignore the content of any hurtful phrase and calmly call out the abuser. Do not get into argument. If this calm statement does not work - leave the situation, limit the encounters with the abuser, or consider ending the relationship (which might be difficult, if you depend on the abuser - but still worth considering). Article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-mysteries-love/201612/the-best-way-end-verbal-abuse Photo: Ulrike Mai from Pixabay My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. #spoonfulofreason #psychology #verbalabuse #psychologicalabuse
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Documentary I would like to recommend: "Heal" (available on Netflix). I will start with the statement that I am always quite careful with non-scientific methods as well as paranormal things, and value most of them as interesting from cultural perspective and not something to rely on. Nevertheless, most of this documentary is about the biopsychosocial model, about how mind and body are related, how it is important to not give up and use every measure in order to achieve good and balanced health for every one. https://www.netflix.com/lt/title/80220013 #spoonfulofreason #psychology #health #whattowatch

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Miu BashoEngineer student, lab technician pharmaceutical industry
At times likes these, I believe this is a good recommendation to watch. Thank you!
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Series that I would like to recommend - "Get Organized with The Home Edit" (https://www.netflix.com/lt/title/81094723). Clear and simple layout of the things that you have, liberating you from a number of daily discomforts, kind of speaks for itself. Tidy home decreases overall anxiety, tidying activity itself is a good way to relax, focus, find solutions to the problems. Order and activity of putting things in order is a very valuable activity, contributing to your psychological well-being. So if you needed a small nudge towards starting it - here you go :) To my ear it is a bit loud with all the happy squeals and fast talking, but besides that, the idea behind tidying and the system are excellent. Happy watching!
Get Organized with The Home Edit | Netflix Official Site
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Monika KuzminskaitėHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters
Yes, it is a great gift they have :)
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