Covid and Grief

Whether you have been significantly impacted by the events surrounding Covid or are just feeling the effects of endless lockdowns, news conferences and infection rates, chances are it’s having an emotional impact on you.  Over the last year you might have felt angry, sad or even guilty. At other times you may have reached a […]

Get a clearer vision

We would all love to be able to clearly articulate what it is we are trying to achieve out of life. A central vision that we are working towards and sets our hearts and minds alight with purpose. The trouble is that this sense of meaning and direction can prove quite elusive to achieve – […]

The Importance of Self-Care

What is the difference between ‘taking care of yourself’ and “self-care”. It might be nuanced, but being conscious and responsive to that nuance can make all the difference to our physical and mental wellbeing. Practicing true self-care is not always easy. Given the busy and often stressful lives we lead these days – with our […]

The ‘Worry Hit List’

Have you felt stressed in the last weeks or months? Whether it’s low level concerns about kids and work, or bigger ticket items most of us are dealing with worries of some kind or another. It’s part and parcel of life. The problem isn’t that we get stressed – it’s that these stressors have a […]

The Zeigarnik Effect

Do you ever wake in the middle of the night plagued by tasks you haven’t quite finished? That DIY project you started. The piece of work you didn’t quite get over the line. Or even perhaps a Netflix series you stopped part way through. If yes – there’s a reason for it. Simply put, humans […]

Have your strengths become a weakness?

Sometimes we are so good at doing something that it ends up working against us. We all have strengths, and we all have our weaknesses. But how do we know when the things that we’re good at have started to hold us back? I take the view that our strengths are those attributes we naturally […]

Reducing stress in uncertain times

Our stress is fuelled by uncertainty and the fear that this creates so by getting situations into perspective, clarifying our options and taking action we can reduce our anxiety. The simplest way to do this is to: 1) Identify what is worrying us 2) Get things in perspective 3) Understand our options 4) Take positive […]

3 ways to break procrastination

Even the most motivated of people will find themselves putting things off. Maybe it’s that presentation you have to do for next week, or perhaps it’s tidying the garage. Either way it’s not getting done. Generally speaking we don’t start things because the thought of  doing them feels more overwhelming than the thought of not […]

Are you a victim?

Consider for a moment a problem that you’re facing. Perhaps a set-back, a frustration or an ongoing battle. What is your relationship with this problem? Who or what do you think is responsible? What needs to happen for it to be resolved? Your answer to these questions will tell you a lot about your mindset […]

Good enough

Have you stopped to ask yourself recently when you will have reached the point where you will be satisfied with what you have achieved? I ask this because our society appears to be stuck in a state of relentless striving. We are encouraged to be dissatisfied with what we have, regardless of what that might […]

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