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How Psychology Can Help You in Everyday Life

Psychology is devoted to understanding how people use their brains, and how it impacts their abilities to learn, feel, think and behave. By having a grasp of your own psychology, you can find ways to improve your life in several ways. Read on to learn how you can use psychological tools, therapies and methods to improve your work life, relationships and overall mental well-being in your day to day life.

WORK

Looking to improve your concentration, productivity, leadership skills and decision-making capabilities? Psychology can help you with this. By understanding how your mind works and figuring out what environment is most stimulating to your brain, we can work together to create strategies that reduce distractions and increase productivity.

There has been a number of studies done into the finite nature of willpower, and its impact on how many decisions people make in a day. Have you ever wondered why high powered executives like Mark Zuckerberg always seem to be wearing the same thing every day? By eliminating some of the more mundane decisions every day (like putting together an outfit), there’s more willpower and decision making capacity left for more important decisions relating to running a company.

Linked to this idea of willpower, you can use a similar psychological toolkit to improve your productivity at work. Do you have struggle focusing at work? Or find yourself drifting off at certain points of the day? By working on how you harness your willpower, you can focus your energy on the most important tasks of the day and increase your overall focus and productivity at work.

No matter what line of work you are in, there’s always some level of stress. Whether it be deadlines, difficult clients or undue pressure from senior management, work stress can impact performance, professional relationships with colleagues and in serious cases, this stress can come home and affect families and your personal life. Our stress management services include evidence based therapies to help you understand your stress, its causes, ramifications and how you can alleviate the cause stress.

An understanding of psychology can have a significant impact on your leadership skills. With the help of personal leadership and executive coaching, not only can you obtain a better understanding of your own leadership style, but also how your leadership tactics resonate with your team. Furthermore, if you have even a basic understanding of the psychology of your employees, you can implement strategies that bring out the best in them, and in turn best for your business.

RELATIONSHIPS

It’s been said countless times, but for a healthy relationship, communication really is key. Whether it be addressing issues in the relationship, wanting to expand your family, financial struggles or coping with loss, open communication is essential to making sure you and your partner stay strong.

Communication is not just about speaking, but also about listening and retaining information. Make sure to affirm your partner that you have heard and understood their concerns, and then work together to find a resolution. For more information on improving communication within your relationship, take a look at our couples counselling page.

Furthermore, these psychological tools can be used for all the relationships in your life, not just the romantic ones. Try reconnecting with an old friend or tend a broken familial relationship with some positive thinking and open communication.

OVERALL MENTAL WELL-BEING

Your level of emotional intelligence (EQ) is said to as significant, if not more than your IQ. A key benefit of participating in psychological development is that you can have a better understanding of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and how it impacts all facets of your life. Put simply, EQ is the ability to make emotions work for you, instead of against you.

Harnessing the power of EQ can improve your relationship with colleagues, improve your mental health, assist in reconnecting with a partner and aid in self-discovery and establishing your true wants and needs. By focusing on improving your emotional intelligence with one of our specialists, it can have a flow-on effect to a number of aspects in your life.

It may sound cliché but using positive thinking can have some long-lasting positive impacts not only on your relationships but also your mental health, motivation and happiness. Numerous studies throughout the years has shown that subjects who focus positive aspects of their lives by writing down blessings, keeping a list of things they are grateful for etc. lead to improved relationships with partners and co-workers, fewer sick days and an overall more cheery and pleasant disposition.

Why not try your own version of these positive thinking experiments? Every day, write down one good thing that happened to you, it could be as simple as you accomplished a task at work, the traffic was light on your morning commute, or you simply got out of bed. In a couple of weeks, revise your list and reflect on all the positive aspects in your life.

Are you confused about elements of your gender and sexuality? We understand that it can be difficult coming to terms with and understand the complex and fluid nature of sexuality and gender. Learn to accept yourself, and gain support in the coming out process with therapy in a safe environment. Furthermore, we can also work with parents and loved ones who may be having trouble accepting a diverse sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

For more information on how psychological tools can help you, call us on 07 3211 1117to book a confidential consultation