2016 - wellbeing and looking after "self"

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:00
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The start of a new year often sees people considering what lies ahead for the upcoming 12 months.  At insium, we'd like to see people consider their own well-being and how they can look after "self" in 2016.  With this in mind, we'd like to share some Wellbeing apps (available on both iOS and Android) that we find useful:

  • Values Ink helps identify values; if we live to values we are more aligned, authentic and hence, more resilient
  • Buddhify 2: this is a quite targeted mindfulness app
  • Mood Meter: helps identify emotions, thereby building emotional vocabulary which helps in emotional management
  • Smiling Mind: a meditation app

Check them out - we hope that they may be of use to you.

Merry Christmas from insium

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:00
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Santa's helpers are another twelve months older!

  We wish you all the best for a successful and fun-filled 2016.

Dina & Geoff

 


 

This year, insium chooses to make a donation to the Lort Smith Animal Hospital.  Lort Smith is the largest not-for-profit animal hospital in Australia with over 60 vets and 80 nurses.  Built on its current site in North Melbourne in 1936, its founder Louisa Lort Smith was passionately committed to caring for the animals of poor and disadvantaged people.  The hospital has 11 wards including an Exotic and Native Wildlife Unit. Its Adoption Centre cares for animals undergoing medical treatment and also provides shelter, adoption and fostering services for abandoned and relinquished animals.

Positivity Practices

Thursday, 10 December 2015 00:00
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Gratitude:  What went well today …

Every night, for 1 week, before you go to sleep, write down 3 things that went well that day and why they went well (and the writing down is important;  whether in a journal/on laptop/other).  These things don't have to be earth-shattering - may be as simple as "my partner cooked my favourite meal tonight";  or may be as important as "my sister had a baby today."  The writing of why the instances went well is important too and may be as simple as "I happened to be talking to my partner about dinner and my favourite food" or "my partner is thoughtful and looks out for me."

Writing about positive events will help maintain positive mood;  it will make you happier ... and you might even like doing this exercise!

Adapted from “Flourish,” by Martin E.P. Seligman