The importance of chunking

The age of technology with smart phones etc has speeded up much of our day to day lives; we can now communicate with immediacy thanks to messaging and emails, we can shop without cash and can pay for our shopping with contactless cards.  Life has never been faster and yet this increased pace of life […]

Self-talk for less anxiety and more confidence

We all talk to ourselves. Often the talk is silent and internal. Often our self talk is made from the same thoughts that we had yesterday and that we will have tomorrow.  Often we don’t even notice our self talk but we ignore it at our peril because the thoughts in our self-talk create feelings […]

Winter blues – don’t feel SAD

The days are beginning to shorten and soon we’ll be turning the clocks back.  In primitive times we would retreat to our caves to escape the harsh winter storms and shortened days which meant we had less time to hunt.  In many respects we do the same even in the modern world with the cosy […]

Why we do the things we do – part 5 Growth & Making a Contribution

      The need for growth allows us to learn new skills and to fulfill our potential.  Without fulfilling this need some of us can feel as if our lives have stagnated or have reached a place where we feel bored with everything.   We don’t need to make huge changes in life to […]

Why we do the things we do – part 4

Our need to connect and to feel loved is extremely powerful.  In primitive times being accepted as part of your tribe meant safety in a world that was unpredictable and potentially hostile.  Today humans continue to need to feel accepted by their tribe however, unlike primitive times, today we belong to more than one tribe. […]

Why we do the things we do – part 3

To feel significant or important is a need which everybody has.  Just as with our other needs, we can satisfy the need to feel important through either positive or negative actions and behaviours. Positive significance can be achieved through our accomplishments in our education, career and relationships; these require consistent hard work and perseverance and […]