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Vitamin Boost: Personal Growth

Personal growth is the process by which people recognize themselves and continually develop themselves to reach their full potential, playing an important part of their growth, maturity, success and happiness.

In this section, we will learn more about personal growth, as well as some tips and tricks to help us develop it!

 

Mental Muscles Series

Mental Muscle 1: An Introduction

What are mental muscles and how are they different from our normal muscles? Watch this video to find out!

Mental Muscle 2: Distorted Thoughts

Sometimes, we can have distorted thoughts, which negatively affect our behaviour. What are distorted thoughts and how can we correct them? Let's learn more!

Mental Muscle 3: Building Resilience

Now that we know more about our mental muscles, it's time to "hit the gym" and "train" them! We do so by building resilience. Click on the video to learn some techniques:

Happiness

With everything that has been happening, some of you might be feeling sad, tired or simply “under the weather”. Looking at your friends’ social media posts, you might be wondering why you cannot be as happy as they are, no matter how hard you try.

What does it actually mean to be “happy”? Are you pursuing the right path to “happiness”? Find out here!

Control: Is it in your hands?

Click here to learn about "circle of control" and how you can use it for difficult situations in your life!

Understanding your feelings

When you feel happy, you may think of it as a good feeling, Conversely when you feel lonely, or nervous or frustrated you may find it unpleasant and seek to hide or avoid the feelings. Instead of labelling feelings as good or bad, learn about the purpose of feelings. You may also consider watching the enjoyable 2015 movie Inside Out to find out more.

Processing Emotions

Some of us may like the song, "Let it go" by Frozen, Disney. 

But we may not know how to truly let it go. Find out more on a method of processing your emotions through this video

Self - Esteem

Do you feel inferior to others and feel insecure about yourself? 

Are you filled with thoughts of not being good enough and that you don't have the confidence to do the things you want to do? 

Watch this video to understand the importance of self-esteem. 

Improving Self-Esteem

If you were asked "How much are you worth?"

How you would answer tells you how you value yourself. Learn about Self Esteem here.

Goal Setting

Part 1/2 - Goal setting can act as your compass – pivoting you towards doing what matters. Dive into these resources to help you goal set to achieve a fruitful term/year. “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it and the perseverance to follow it. Wishing you a great journey.” – Kalpana Chawla  

Part 2/2 - How to improve your goal settingLet’s look at what science tells us about what actually works in goal setting, and how to do goal setting right.

Stress Management

ARGHHH! I'm feeling so stressed, especially with my school work!

Not to worry, this video contains some tips to help you manage your stress levels.

Time Management

Learn to improve your Time Management and become more effective and productive, and less stressed!

Motivation

Feel that you are lacking motivation?

Learn about how to get round that L A G G Y feeling!

Protecting Experiences on Social Media

How much time do you spend on your apps? Which apps do you spend the most time on? How does the increased use of social media affect you? With these tips to protect and enhance your time on social media, you may increase your mental wellness.

Toxic Positivity

Have you heard someone saying this, "Everything will be fine," "It could be worse" when you are feeling down or you've said it to someone else?

Learn more about Toxic Positivity & how we can improve our words of encouragement towards others.

 

Game play vs Work

Learn how to manage your time between game play and work.

Balance in Gameplay v Work on Biteable.

Contact us

Contact us at 6460 6380 (phone or Whatsapp during office hours) or ecounsel@np.edu.sg

Locate us at NP Blk 22 Level 3 Student and Alumni Services (SAS)

Schedule a counselling session at https://go.gov.sg/npcounselling

When in emotional distress call

  • NP Student Crisis Helpline at 6460 6777 
  • Samaritans of Singapore at 1-767 (SOS)

For medical and other emergencies on NP campus, ring 6460 6999 for immediate assistance

For info on NP Student Care  https://www.np.edu.sg/admissions/Pages/pastoralcaresupport.aspx