Tag: positive psychology

10 reasons why you should _NOT_ start Bullet Journaling (IV)

Okay, I see… you are either (still) curious about Bullet Journaling or you are already on your journey of regular written (self-)reflection and find it useful. (Pssst, I tell you a secret: either way I am very happy about that! :)) With this fourth and closing part (see parts one, two, three) I share two […]

Running and resilience

“I am runner.” Whoa, there I said it! That sentence had already been a lot easier to say for me. It was the times when I was training to run 42km… or when I “at least” was able to run some half-marathon distance every other weekend. So much said on self-set mental bars and barriers. […]

Gratitude in business – our OOP 2019 session

In January this year, I once again had the pleasure to co-host a positive psychology session on Gratitude in business together with Armin Schubert. With ‘again’ I mean: after delivering our heart-topic already a couple of times at smaller occasions after speaking at regional meetups after one rejection at a tech-conference (because the topic wasn’t […]

Change hurts!

On my first weeks with the 6-Minutes-Diary (…and three months later) The preceding post described in what situation I started out to use the 6-Minutes-Diary: needing a bit more structure and guiding than the Clarity Journal provided. Furthermore I was curious about the psychological backing the other journal from urbestself comes with. As of today […]

Dipping my toes into Appreciative Inquiry

Recently I read about a combined approach of Agile and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) called Appreciative Agile on http://appreciativeagile.com. The much I am familiar with Agile the less I am with AI. The fact that it’s grounded in academia – and especially in Positive Psychology – (and my curiosity) made me quickly research to learn a […]

How to make the (journaling) habit stick…

A week ago I started sharing my journaling journey with you. As of today I am journaling since 74 days, doing it daily on 72 of those and having made two days of pause. That data is from my habit tracking app which I also used to track the progress of my new journaling habit. […]

On using a daily journal

In summer this year Armin Schubert and me gave a couple of talks on a topic we are both truly passionate about: Gratitude. Basically we talked about how you can leverage insights from Positive Psychology in your day-to-day (work)life – and we shared a bunch of methods for individuals and team to foster flourishing and resilience. […]

Writing a wish list to Santa

Even for grown-ups – and even in a business context! Recently – while running – I had that spontaneous thought: why not writing a wish list to Santa. Crazy, right? I am now in my mid-thirties and the first thing my inner critical voice said was also: you’re crazy – wish lists are for children! […]

It’s the little things

Seeing & valueing things you may have overseen in the past Today’s post is basically just this picture. I found those flowers on my parking lot. Needed to take a picture as their beauty touched me. The longer I practise seeing and appreciating “small” things the more I see of them. So changed perception seems […]

Reframing applied

plus a pinch of scientific background Lately I came across a couple of occasions for applied cognitive reframing. Just three recent examples: “I am wasting 2,5 hours per day for commuting.” versus “I have time to sort my brain, be on the water, hear music or even do sports – and I am arriving at […]