Ever wonder why you procrastinate? Avoiding work at school, university or your workplace?

What is Procrastination? Procrastination is a common part of human behaviour. Often people mistake procrastination for “laziness”. In everyday language people use definitions like, “putting off”, “postponing”, “delaying”, “deferring”, and “leaving to the last minute”. Here at Living Life Psychology, procrastination and anxiety presentations are relatively common and is usually linked in with other unhelpful...

“Look on the bright side”

Ever heard the statement “but look on the bright side?” or “but on the other hand…”. Or one of the favourite quotes I’ve come across, “The person who thinks they can, and cannot, are both right”. What does this meme? In Psychology, one of the important aspects explored in session are the thoughts and beliefs...

Youth and adult mental health – latest trends

Have you ever flipped a coin? Played 2 up? Remember when someone asked you “Heads or tails?” and you won? Or lost? Well, the percentage chance of you winning or losing is 50%. ‘Duh’ you say. Interestingly enough, did you also know that statistically speaking, you have that same chance of experiencing a mental health...

The seesaw of social media use and mental wellbeing

Recently I received an interview request from a final year journalism student at the University of Technology Sydney. She had some great questions on the topic of social media use within the younger generation of today. Social media use is almost as prevalent as the sun so instead of shying away from it here was...

Self esteem

How do I raise my self esteem? This is an often asked question by clients and friends. It’s a key word that’s mentioned in news articles, pop psychology and teacher staff rooms. We generally see self-esteem as being contingent, e.g. I have to be good at this, I have to look this way, I have...

Are you a perfectionist?

perfectionism pəˈfɛkʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/ noun refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. PHILOSOPHY a doctrine holding that perfection is attainable, especially the theory that human moral or spiritual perfection should be or has been attained. Welcome to the first blog entry- what better way to start it all by addressing the issue of why we struggle...