Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Year goals. I will start with a comment - goals are good. It is an excellent idea to plan not only immediate future, but also tomorrow, next week, next year, the rest of your life. It is a great, commendable practice - and if you do not do so yet, seriously consider starting. But if you set out to set your year goals without clear head and lucid thoughts - that will hardly be productive. And here I am not referring to alcohol or other intoxicating substances. I am referring to holiday derealisation, to conscious or unconscious separation from reality, from here and now, and living on holiday dreams, expectations and magic. If anything is NOT missing during holidays - it is talk about all kinds of magic. Also not missing is wish an possibility to transfer yourself to another reality where everything smells like cinnamon and everybody does nothing but hugging. Plans and projects, fabricated in this environment, tend to be sewn together with magic, based on belief in your magic powers, rely on unrealistic resources or target dates. Which also means very realistic frustration with yourself on about second or third week of the year. So, calmly celebrate (or do not celebrate, whatever is your choice). Whenever the first "back to normal" day comes - perhaps January 4th, perhaps some other - then take a big sheet of paper, open a new Word document or take anything that will be your blank canvas - and put there everything that is important to you, underline, make it bold, assign weights, define limitations - in short, start planning. Also think about something else - does anything that is conceived before the year ends, or is started on the first day of the year have a better (more magic?) probability of happening and succeeding than anything else that you started on January 4th? Sure it is nice and romantic, but I think that this is ALL that there is to it. Small step done daily is significantly better than several huge steps that you can maintain for a couple of weeks only until the first frustration. Always. Besides, if you are done with your small goal quickly, you can always define a new one for yourself, even if it is end of April. That is never forbidden. Photo: Free-Photos 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.
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Podcast I would like to recommend - "Infinite Monkey Cage". While it covers a very wide range of topics, today I enjoyed "Science of Dreaming", and there is more on human mind and psychology related subjects. It is difficult to discuss such a subjective field with so much reliance on memory and personal interpretation, but these guys do it brilliantly. Podcast hosts - Brian Cox and Robin Ince with a panel of cool guests for each episode. Episode on dreaming: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008wtj 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.proto #spoonfulofreason #psychology #recommendations #podcast #infinitemonkeycage
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
Book that I would like to recommend this week is in Lithuanian, Danutė Gailienė "Ką jie mums padarė". I am not sure if an English version exists, but it definitely should. It is not only about the psychology of the personal trauma, but also about what happens to the whole nation during wars, repressions and exile. Not only what happens in general, but also what did happen to our parents and grandparents and what does it mean to us and our children. A difficult read, excellent writing style and an important piece of knowledge. 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. Book my talk to know more. #spoonfulofreason #psychology #recommendation #book
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters1 day ago
What if... another one of the great futuristic projections, this time on dementia. Right now possibility to grow into bright and peaceful old age - instead of anxious, puzzling and psychologically insecure old age (or having a dementia) - awaits one in ten 65 year old people. In Japan, with more than 70 000 centenarians, about 4 percent or 5 million people are diagnosed with dementia. Similar future awaits all developed and aging societies. The article shares an expectation that a new simple blood test will allow to identify those at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease with very high confidence - and to start an early prevention program of this disease (or a whole spectrum of related diseases, as authors speculate). Yet, the recommendations for efficient prevention seem to make sense even now, and for anyone of any age: - regular physical activity - healthy and sensible eating - drinking little alcohol - maintaining low blood pressure - being active mentally, constant learning - active social life I believe such future would be brighter not only because we would have more and better medications for lonely older people with multiple diseases. Or perhaps completely not because of that. Article: https://www.economist.com/what-if/2021/07/03/what-if-dementia-was-preventable-and-treatable My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Book mytalk to know more! #spoonfulofreason #psychology #future #futurology #dementia #oldage
What if dementia was preventable and treatable?
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