By Julius Chan
Qualification : Peer Support Specialist
Monday May 07 2018 11:51 AM Comments 0
Our life is a gift given to us, with love and care, and we always have reasons to celebrate. However, as shown from the video, we often insist on focusing on only the dark spots – the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationship with a family member, the disappointment with a friend, etc…
If we look closer, we will realize that the dark spots are actually very small compared to everything we have in our lives. So if we are able to take our eyes away from these dark spots that pollute our minds, we can then begin to enjoy each one of our blessings, each moment that life gives us, and be happy and live a life positively.
The objective here is to empower ourselves with the skills to maintain a positive emotional state. To do that, we must first learn how to identify common negative states, and then move on to learn how to recognize external triggers and internal warning signs. Only then can we start to change our negative beliefs and start harnessing positive energy to help us build mutually supportive networks. Lastly, it is also crucial to learn stress management and know its impact on our emotional state, so that we can maintain a positive emotional state even while having a mental illness.
Details of the online workshop on this topic and others are at the link below. We encourage you to join and benefit from these sessions.
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