Imagine that it’s Christmas and, as every year, you ask for money— no risk of being disappointed and you can buy whatever you want with it. But it doesn’t quite feel the same as if you’d received a surprise, does it?
Who’s never felt the urge to work during holidays? Setting boundaries between work and time off can be challenging. But maybe we should consider taking a break as also part of the job. An opportunity to step back, think differently, and take time for yourself and others.
Positive emotions boost our energy, making us feel fit and strong. On the other hand, when we feel blue, our body seems weaker too and we get sick more easily. Why is that the case?
When I heard my youngest brother-in-law had died, I broke down completely: Raw sadness expressed in pain and tears. Survival instinct, I learned from Donders Wonders.
Mental health researchers have made a lot of progress over the years in furthering our knowledge of psychological disorders, and thankfully awareness of mental health issues is slowly increasing. However, did you know that there’s a high prevalence of mental health issues among researchers themselves?
If you ask scientists why they conduct research, they often give the grandest of reasons: curing diseases, ending world hunger, or ending our dependence on fossil fuels. I found out you can be in science with a relatively smaller goal, and that that’s okay.