Self-reflection: Part 2

In my previous blog about self-reflection I suggested keeping 3 lists over 7 days: What’s working well What’s not working so well What’s not working at all 1 What’s working well As you read through this list make a note of your personal strengths that you have drawn on which have contributed to the things […]

Self-reflection

I recently had to write a self-reflective essay on a course I am taking and it helped me realise that it was a very long time since I had reflected about myself and my life. Like most people I always seem to be caught up in the day-to-day demands and challenges of life.  Reflection allows […]

Your self-talk follows you everywhere

Our self-talk is probably one of the most important factors in our happiness and success – but it can also undermine the even the most talented and likeable people if they are  unaware of their self-talk or fail to understand its significance.  The reason why it is so important is because of the cycle it […]

Social Anxiety

Over the years I have seen many clients with social anxiety and have witnessed  how miserable it has made them.  Social anxiety is an intense fear of being negatively judged or even rejected by others.   Suffers often cope by avoiding certain situations, sometimes for years and yet whilst any avoidance strategy may bring relief, […]

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 […]