Fighting Negativity – Part 5

Fighting Negativity – Part 5

Negativity Wears Many Faces

It is a disease that can kill:
Not just the physical body,
Not just the soul and the will,
But societies entire.

It is the modern day curse –
Affecting all types of media.
Nothing can be worse
Than the future it brings.

It is a dark cloud descending,
Pervading mind and heart,
Over many areas looming,
A black, contagious shadow.

It is a tsunami of destruction,
Cascading and ravaging,
Bringing damage and depression;
A slippery slope to failure.

It is a parasite that slowly grows,
Taking root and gaining strength,
Feeding off its willing host.
Does it happen to be you?

It is a lens one sees through,
Turning everything dim, forlorn.
Look outside now, what see you?
Is it the candle or the dark?

Negativity is a road you take
It builds itself into habits
It will make you who you are;
Negativity is a choice you make,
Soaring eagle or wallowing hippo – Which of the two shall you be?

Need help?

Contact the following:

SOS (Samaritans of Singapore) @ 1800 221 4444

SAF Hotline (For SAF Personnel) @ ‭1800 278 0022‬

Institute of Mental Health @ 63892222

Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) @ 1800 283 7019

Tinkle Friend @ 1800 274 4788

Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin) 1800 353 5800

More help can be found on this link:

https://www.healthhub.sg/a-z/support-groups-and-others/20/call-on-these-when-you-need-help

https://www.ncss.gov.sg/NCSS/media/NCSS-Documents-and-Forms/NCSS%20Internal%20Documents/LIST-OF-HELPLINES.pdf

If you want to talk to me but I’m not an expert in this area, just send me a private message:

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There’re always help around you.

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Fighting Negativity – Part 4

Fighting Negativity – Part 4

The best way to stop negativity is to start from the beginning.

Prevention is truly better than cure, so don’t even give it a chance.

Negative thoughts have roots – explore them and nip them in the bud.
Negativity can grow in intensity and strength without being noticed,

Be alert then to every worry, fear and anxiety that seeps into your mind,

Don’t give it the slightest chance to grow in you and entrench itself.
Sometimes we cannot help but experience some negativity in life,

But it’s not a death sentence: neither perpetual nor universal nor terminal.

The downward spiral of negativity can be stopped, it can even be reversed.
It’s vital to face negativity instead of pretending it does not exist;

Likewise running away from it can be just as destructive as embracing it;

The key to fighting negativity is to acknowledge, confront and transform it.
Challenge negative ways of thinking by harnessing your rational capacities;

Reason with yourself on how negativity can harm and destroy you;

Dispute self-defeating lies, half-truths and distortions you tell yourself.
Push negativity away with positive thoughts, emotions, words and actions;

Immerse yourself in positivity through your senses and your environment;

Solicit feedback, pursue wisdom, force-feed yourself with all things positive.
You can reinvent yourself internally and create a lifestyle of positivity.

Discipline yourself until it becomes a vital, integral, perennial part of you.

Free yourself, soar and meet your dream on wings of positivity.

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PSLE Examination Results

PSLE Examination Results

My heartfelt wishes for students who have received their PSLE results.

If you have done well, you have a good start. Congrats!

If you haven’t done well, you have a good starting point to motivate yourself to go further and faster in life. Congrats too!

Both ways, life will offer you more than enough opportunities to do well and at the same time, do good to others and the environment in the future.

To parents:

Exams and grades are not everything in life.

More importantly, the purpose of education is to raise your child to be a moral, responsible, wise, productive, and useful person.

A useful person who can contribute to strengthening workplaces, communities, and economy.

Address social injustice, achieve progress for society, and live a meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.

There are different pathways that your child can pursue to help him develop his potential and serve worthy causes.

Therefore, help your child to learn how to leverage on his strengths, talents and passions.

Apply multiple intelligences, and not just intellectual intelligence to fulfill his dreams and goals.

To all of us:

As an educator, I believe that helping the young is not just the responsibility of teachers.

All of us should be involved in it.

We do it by being a lifelong learner and setting a good example.

We should promote the values of having a good education and learning throughout our lives.

Together, we can turn our country into a learning nation, and our community into an every-improving community.

Let’s be a people that will continue to learn, improve, and achieve better results.

That’s the only way to future-proof ourselves and take ourselves to a higher level of achievement.

If you have time and want to volunteer to help the young, just PM me.

Majulah Singapura!

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Fighting Negativity – Part 3

Fighting Negativity – Part 3

I have developed what I called the four-step “T.R.A.P.” process to help you remove negativity from your life.

Step 1. T – Thoughts

As they say, prevention is better than cure.

The best way to stop negative thoughts is to prevent them from getting into your mind – right at the beginning.

Remember, negativity can grow in intensity and strength.

Therefore, think of different ways to stop poison of negativity, including unhealthy worry, fear and anxiety from seeping into your mind.

Don’t allow anything negative to have the slightest chance to get into your being.

Explore root causes for negative thoughts and various options to resolve and remove them.

Confront every negative thought.

Make a commitment that you’ll never let a negative thought grow to become a major challenge in life.

Never entertain a negative thought and allow it to be entrenched in your being.

2. R – Results

Negativity cannot control and affect you permanently.

It is not perpetual or universal, and neither is it terminal.

At any point in time, you can stop the downtrend spiral of negativity.

You can also reverse its impact in your life.

To do that, you need to face up to the truth.

Realise how negativity can potentially destroy you.

Reflect on how negativity can also affect your loved ones, career, and environment.

Imagine the possible pain and sorrow in the future if you allow negativity to take control of your life.

Then ask yourself, is that what you want to go through in life?

3. A – Argument

A good way to develop a positive mental habit is not to run away from a negative thought or pretend it does not exist.

Reason with yourself on how negativity can potentially destroy yourself.

Challenge lies, half-truths, and distorted information about consequences of entertaining a negative thought.

For example, stop thinking, “Why is life so unfair to me because I don’t have enough money?”

Instead, ask yourself, “Life is good. How can I earn more money?”

Affirm to yourself that entertaining negative thoughts and feelings is foolish, damaging, and destructive.

Debate with yourself and turn every negative thought into a positive thought.

Turn every negative thought into a proactive action to make something good out of even a bad situation.

Reflect on how you can transform emotional pain into an overall gain for life.

Instead of allowing negativity to become destructive, turn it into a constructive experience.

Respond proactively and develop solutions to overcome negativity.

Challenge negative ways of thinking.

Ask yourself, “What is the truth about the subject that I am thinking about?

“How did I develop this thought?

“How does this thought affect me?

“How do I feel about it?

“How does it influence my life?

“How will it impact my loved ones?

“How can I replace this thought with a positive one?

How can I renew my mind so as to achieve positive outcomes?”

By disputing against negative thoughts, it lowers your belief in those thoughts.

The more you confront and challenge negative thoughts, the more motivated you will become in protecting your mind.

With each success, it enhances your proficiency in removing other negative thoughts from your life.

As you minimise negative thought patterns, you will strengthen your position and preparation to develop positive thoughts.

4. P – Progress

Negativity abhors a mental vacuum..

It is not good enough to remove negativity.

After you have done that, fill your mind with positive thoughts, emotions, words, and actions.

If not, negativity will return back to your mind.

It’s not good enough to aim to be positive.

You need to “force feed’ yourself with all things that are positive.

Let only positive inputs through your five senses.

Make sure that whatever you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell is positive.

These positive inputs will help you generate positive outcomes.

For example, carry a positive book with you all the times.

In your free time, read positive words so as to fill your mind with the best of thoughts.

Be committed to solicit feedback and pursue wisdom to help you improve and become a better person.

Discipline yourself until positivity becomes a vital, integral, and desired part of your life.

Continue to find ways to plot your progress in life.

Look at ways to reinvent yourself so as to achieve quantum leaps of improvement.

Reengineer your lifestyle to achieve better results.

As you continue to apply the “T.R.A.P.” process, find new and better ways to free yourself from negativity.

Then, soar to your desired dreams on the winds of positiveness.

Our Creator wants you to be released from negativity so that you can be truly free.

If you allow Him to take charge of your life, He will stand by and fight the battle for you.

Turn every negative experience into an experience for emotional and spiritual growth.

There is an eagle in you that wants to soar and there is a pig that wants to wallow in the mud.

Will you let the eagle or the pig take control of your life?

Start living a positive life from now.

Will you join me in a revolution against negativity?

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Fighting Negativity – Part 2

Fighting Negativity – Part 2

There are many ways to respond to negativity.

For example, one can flee from negativity, freeze in the face of negativity, or flip-flop in fighting negativity.

The appropriate response is to face up to negativity and fight it.

Learn lessons from negativity and keep strengthening yourself until you can take flight to a live a positive life.

Sadly, there are many who respond to negative inputs by generating even more negative thoughts and dwelling on these thoughts.

Some will even allow these thoughts to take up permanent residency in their beings.

When they do not respond positively and choose to immerse themselves in negativity, a seed will be planted in their hearts and minds.

Negativity germinates and grow through negative thoughts, feelings, words, and action.

In the process of living, many continue to unwittingly provide food and nourishment to the seed of negativity.

Soon, the seed will take roots.

Over time, if left unchecked, the seed of negativity can grow to become a dark shadow.

It will gradually eat into body, soul, and spirit.

Negative thoughts produce negative emotions.

In the same way, negative emotions contribute to negative thoughts.

They feed on each other as they roll down the slippery slope, and unleash a reign of unhappiness and destruction.

The good news is that anybody, including you can change your mind.

You can remove negative inputs and redesign your thought patterns.

As you develop new mental processes, you can rewire the neural pathways in your brain.

As a result, you can change even your habitual thought patterns.

Generate more positive emotions and live a better quality of life.

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Happy World Toilet Day!

Happy World Toilet Day!

The United Nations designated
19 November as World Toilet Day.

According to the website:

‘Toilets save lives, because human waste spreads killer diseases.

‘World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.’

World Toilet Day should also be a day to thank the workers who labor to keep our toilets clean, hygienic, and in good condition.

http://www.un.org/en/events/toiletday/

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Fighting Negativity – Part 1

Fighting Negativity – Part 1

There was a guy who was about to jump off the Benjamin Sheares Bridge.

Fortunately, a friend happened to pass by and stopped him at the nick of time.

“Why? Why do you want to end your life?”

They discussed many issues for about half an hour.

Finally, both of them jumped off the bridge.

I have told this joke to initiate a dialogue about one of the worst diseases in society – negativity.

Why do I call negativity the worst disease?

Because any other disease can only destroy the body.

Negativity destroys body, soul and spirit.

Negativity is caused by making bad choices and not responding appropriately to both intended and unintended consequences.

Negativity also includes being influenced by unhealthy emotions such as fear, anger, and anxiety.

Negativity can grip the heart and paralyse the mind.

Create handicaps and prevent you from living the best of life.

Unfortunately, there is a dark cloud of negativity looming over many areas of society.

It is almost pervasive in our lives.

Negativity can be found in the mass media, including many social media sites and online forums.

Negativity very often dominates thoughts, emotions, words, and actions.

Negativity can consciously or unconsciously cause a cascading effect that can affect your well-being, lifestyle and other endeavors.

And influence your family, workplace, team and community.

Before negativity becomes a tsunami of harm, start turning back the tide and flooding your life with positiveness.

Positiveness starts with you and me.

How you see the world will oftentimes determine what the world will be to you.

If you think negatively, you are inclined to be negative.

When you think positively, you will have positive outcomes.

I’m sure you’ve heard about the two persons who look out of the same window.

One person saw a beautiful moon, the other saw mud.

If you give a donut to the same two persons, one will see the doughnut, the other will see the hole.

The same two persons can be caught in darkness.

However, one will complain about the darkness while the other will light a candle and lead others out of darkness.

Which person do you choose to be?

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