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7 days ago
When it comes to hope and optimism, think of Nigerians, who has consistently been ranked among the most optimistic nations in the world.
In Nigeria, almost everybody lives on a miracle. People believe that no matter what their circumstance is right now, it’s going to turn around. You even see it on billboards on city buses — the most common one is "No Condition Is Permanent."
Also, a good number has to do with the support system. You know, we have extended families — Wecall our cousins my brothers and sisters. We don’t see them as cousins. So you’re responsible not just for yourself but for your whole clan of people.
Life in Nigeria is incomparable to other nations. Unlike other countries where you can get arrest for playing loud music, you go to Lagos, the first thing that shocks you is the noise,the animation, how insanely lively and boisterous and loquacious it is — like a thousand voices in your head at the same time. It feels more alive.
A strong sense of connection to other people is important for mental health.
Hope and optimism are key things learn and relearn for the sake of mental health.
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PsychNG is in Lagos, Nigeria.
1 week ago
Rough patch, a bad day, a major setback. Sometimes, it seems like one thing goes wrong after another. And another, and another.
Sometimes an unexpected challenge or an obstacle might come your way, and you find yourself stressing out, worrying and not knowing what to do. And, some days, you just have nothing. Zero motivation, no creativity. All of a sudden, you’re being plagued with self-doubt.
You think you have to be strong all the time.
You think you’re not allowed to cry, to admit that you’re not okay.
It’s okay to not be okay.
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Positive thinking does not necessarily mean avoiding or ignoring the bad things; instead, it involves making the most of the potentially bad situations, trying to see the best in other people, and viewing yourself and your abilities in a positive light.
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It’s okay... Don’t be too hard on yourself
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