Month: February 2015

Stress at work, educational psychologist, midstream centurion pretoria

Get the most out of your work day

There are many emotional issues that find a corner in our heart, and refuse to die down. With time, these issues can transform into a sort of emotional tumor that impacts negatively on our daily life, such as lack of concentration, enthusiasm, self respect, will to change, encouragement, and so on. These issues can spiral into our lives in various ways and gets channelled into other zones, which can create problems in our professional life, relationships and health.

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Put yourself in the first place

Put yourself in the first place

Why should you put yourself in the first place? We convince ourselves that life will be better after we got married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are.

After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.

We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, or when we retire.

The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.

Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you share it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with…and remember that time waits for no one.

So, stop waiting until your car or home is paid off, until you get a new car or home, until your kids leave the house, until you go back to school, until you loose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you finish school, until you get a divorce, until you get married, until you have kids, until you retire, until summer, until spring, until winter, until fall, until you die.

Put yourself in the first place

There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to be happy. Happiness is a JOURNEY, not a destination. So, work like you don’t need money. Love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching. (Author: Unknown)

Put yourself first for a while. Make the appointment with a professional, experienced psychologist that you’ve postponed for years.  You will be in awe to see what effect it will have not only on yourself, but also on other important people in your life as well. By putting yourself first, will have an effect on your whole which implies, emotionally, socially, physically, mentally and more. You can contact me by clicking on this link.

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Anxiety treatment Educational psychology Midstream Centurion Pretoria

Anxiety treatment for better tomorrow

Anxiety is something that exists in everyone’s life to a certain extent, and in a way it is medically known to be helpful as well. Because, anxiety helps us stay alert and be reactive to our circumstances, whether joyful or painful. However, when the anxiety reaches the stage where it overwhelms you mentally and physically, and affects your normal routine of life, you need the help of a experienced psychologist.

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Self esteem help educational psychologist midstream centurion pretoria

Ways to help your children develop self-esteem

Self esteem and confidence

Self-esteem and confidence are major traits in individuals that affect their success. While these are a lifelong process, the foundation of it needs to be established in early childhood. Building self-esteem will allow the child to deal with difficult situations that they will encounter during their lifetime. Since parents have the greatest influence on a child’s belief, it is important for them to let their child know where they belong, how well they are doing and contribute towards developing confidence and self-esteem.

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Back to school after COVID-19 Dr. Marisa van Niekerk Educational Psychologist Midstream Pretoria

Going back to school tips

In a previous post about going back to school after COVID-19, I have discussed the pro’s and con’s of sending …

Back to school after COVID-19 Dr. Marisa van Niekerk Educational Psychologist Midstream Pretoria

Back to school after COVID-19

Back to school after COVID-19 Children will be going back to school after COVID-19. Many parents are struggling with the …

Living and dying, bucket list, Dr. Marisa van Niekerk, Educational Psychologist Midstream Centurion Pretoria

Living and dying – my bucket list

Living and dying – my bucket list Here is a poem about living and dying, that really is quite inspirational. TRAVELERS …