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Ut på tur, aldri sur

Ut på tur, aldri sur = no sorrows when being outdoors
(Norwegian saying)

Friluftsliv = Outdoor life
(Norwegian lifestyle)

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Après nous le déluge

French: attributed to Louis XV, credited to Madame de Pompadour:
said in reference to signs of the approaching Revolution

(Sometimes “après moi le déluge”) is a set phrase used to denigrate the attitude of someone who acts irresponsibly, without worrying on the consequences that his/her acts could have.

After we leave chaos will come.
I don’t care what happens afterwards, I’ll be gone.

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Arbejdsglæde

literally: work gladness/joy

(noun) An untranslatable Danish phrase, arbejdsglæde is an inspirational feeling, which is born from the happiness one obtains from doing something they love, i.e., their work, art or career. Other similar words to this in different languages: Dutch (arbeidsvreugde) and German (Arbeitszufriedenheit).

Posted in CBT vs. Anxiety, DearDiary

Emotions

Handling the stress caused by suppressing her emotions became much harder. Small things seemed huge, she dreaded going to work and her anxiety escalated.

  • “How we cope with high levels of emotional labour likely has its origins in childhood experience, which shapes the attitudes we develop about ourselves, others and the world,” says clinical and occupational psychologist Lucy Leonard.
  • “Unhelpful attitudes such as ‘I’m not good enough’ may lead to thinking patterns in the workplace such as ‘No-one else is working as hard as I seem to be’ or ‘I must do a perfect job”, and can initiate and maintain high levels of workplace anxiety,” says Leonard.
  • “This continuous regulation of their own emotional expression can result in a reduced sense of self-worth and feeling disconnected from others,” she says.
  • Trying to emotionally connect with another person’s point of view is associated with a lower risk of burnout.
  • “It’s the saying it out loud that allows me to test and validate my own reaction. I can then go back to the person concerned,” she says.
  • Remaining true to your feelings appears to be key.

What’s clear is that putting yourself in their shoes and trying to understand their position is ultimately of greater benefit to your own well-being than voicing sentiments that, deep down, you don’t believe.

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