Monday, 15 January 2018

Pearl of Wisdom Number 18 - Beating the Blues

So apparently today in Blue Monday - the day when we are most likely feel at our lowest post Christmas and feel the pressure of our finances, new years resolutions (if you made any) our lack of motivation with the rubbish weather thrown in too.

Although it turns out that Blue Monday was originally a publicity stunt devised by a travel company over 10 years ago the day still gets much attention each and every year since.  

Regardless though of whether there is a special day to mark this feeling or not, many people right now may be feeling the January Blues for all sorts of reason, and not just on one specific day.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Capturing Confidence - A love note to yourself

If someone asked you what you loved about yourself what would you tell them?

You may be able to gush about all the things you love about yourself, or maybe you may have one or two things you feel good about and or for some this may be really difficult.

Which ever category you fall in to though it's really important to remind yourself often of the things that you do love about you because it's a great way of building confidence and self esteem.

Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year Wisdom and Inspiration - 5 Alternatives to setting resolutions

Photo by Elisha Terada on Unsplash

These days new years resolutions get quite a bad rap, it's seem as if it's not the done thing to set them anymore!

You may hear people say:
"They're unrealistic!"
'They put too much pressure on us!"
"They set us up to fail!"

And my personal favourite - "Why make a resolution in January when you can change your life whenever you want!" - which is very true and significant!

However it seems we can't escape the draw of making a change or starting a fresh when the 1st of January rolls around and instead now we hear people setting intentions and choosing words to reflect or theme their year ahead - so wouldn't some more alternative inspiration be welcome?

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Pearl of Wisdom Number 17 - Christmas Giving

With only a week left until Christmas day, how are you feeling about it?

Hate it and find it a difficult time of the year to get through?

Or maybe the festive season brings about an ambivalent state of mind?

Love it, but sometimes feel drained or overwhelmed by the whole thing?

I could be wrong but Christmas, and the run up to the end of year,  normally brings about one of these feelings in most of us,  so which one do you fit under?

Having to manage awkward, uncomfortable or just niggly feelings can be a bit bah humbug for us all, even more so if you feel extra pressure at this time of the year so maybe approach this season with a fresh, different out look?

Monday, 11 December 2017

Winter Wellness Tool Kit

Now that the days are really getting colder, darker and down right more dismal it's so important to take care of yourself not just physically but emotionally too!

The Christmas period and end of year chaos can have a mixed affect on our wellbeing and mindset, and although a new year can bring about hope and positive change - which we should totally embrace - January/February time can be quite hard on our resilience and our ability to keep focused, not mention our immune system too, and then there's the question of our bank balance! No wonder winter can be a tough time for many!

To keep myself focused and feeling merry and bright throughout these chilly grey months I have put together a little winter wellbeing toolkit and I'm sharing it with you today.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Her Wisdom - Chloe Brotheridge

Meet Chloe Brotheridge, she's a hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution: a Quieter Mind, a Calmer You and she's this months HER WISDOM feature. Earlier this year Chloe ran a completion on her Instagram to win a copy of her book and I was the lucky winner! I have to say that this has been my go to book for comfort and support ever since it arrived. Whenever that anxiety starts to creep in I dive back into Chloe's book for wisdom and clarity on my feelings, plus there's lot's of little self help exercises that have also helped me along the way, for me it's a must for anyone struggling with their anxiety. Now Chloe's shares with us what her home comforts are and some where her wisdom come's from.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Capturing Confidence - 5 easy tweaks to boost yours today

What's your confidence weak point?
Body Image?
Talking to new people or public speaking?
Work skills?
Or maybe it's making big decisions with your finances or living space?
Whoever we are we all have something that we feel anxious about, that we wish we could be more confident in.