Get out of your head and into your life

Get out of your head and into your life You know that feeling where you’re constantly playing catch-up and at the end of each day you wonder where the time went. Where it feels like everyone else (especially on social media) has it all together and sorted while you feel a disorganised mess. Where you… Read more about Get out of your head and into your life

How to stop apologising for everything

How to stop apologising for everything How often do you say ‘sorry’? I’m guessing it’s more than you think. When you want to squeeze by someone blocking the aisle in the supermarket: “Sorry, would you mind if I squeeze by please?” When you need to get someone’s attention: “Sorry, can I just ask…” When you… Read more about How to stop apologising for everything

What’s in your mental health first aid kit?

What’s in your mental health first aid kit? I’m pretty sure you have a first aid kit for cuts and bruises but what about a mental health first aid kit? Where do you go when you’re feeling bruised and battered by life but with no external scars to show for it? For years I’ve carried… Read more about What’s in your mental health first aid kit?

9 Ways to take a micro mindful moment

9 Ways to take a micro mindful moment When you read the word mindfulness it might conjur up visions of meditating on a cushion or doing something at glacial speed. While mindfulness can involve meditation or slowing down, that’s not all it’s about. At the heart of it mindfulness is about paying attention to what’s… Read more about 9 Ways to take a micro mindful moment

What to do when worry takes over

What to do when worry takes over When you’re worrying you aren’t really here. You think you are, you think you’re so on the ball that you’re on top of every possible outcome of a situation. But, actually, you aren’t here in the space you’re stood in, in the same timeframe as the people around… Read more about What to do when worry takes over

Letting go of worrying what others think of you

Letting go of worrying what others think of you Something that we over-thinking worrier-types spend a lot of energy on is worrying what others think of us. We care a great deal about what people think of our character, our actions, what we say, how we look, what we spend our time doing, where we… Read more about Letting go of worrying what others think of you

Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’

Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’ There’s a word in the English language which I’m really not a fan of. No, it’s not a four-letter word, it’s simply the word ‘should’. Think about when you use ‘should’ in a sentence. Is it when you think you could do something, or you want to? Do… Read more about Why it’s time to swap out ‘should’

Can keeping control keep worrying at bay?

Can keeping control keep worrying at bay? If you’re a worrier (come in, sit down, make a cuppa, you’re among friends) I’m guessing you also like to have things planned out, know what’s happening, where, when, how and with whom. You like to have thought of every possibility, rehearsed conversations (playing all the parts in… Read more about Can keeping control keep worrying at bay?