Since childhood we have had it ingrained into us that September is back to school time, the beginning of a new year. This mentality continues into adulthood, particularly if you have school-aged children of your own. It feels like a fresh start to me – much more than January does.
Don’t worry about the September blues: think new season, new start.
I don’t have the time.
How often do you hear yourself say this phrase, and what are the things that you don’t have time for?
Generally, we prioritise everything that doesn’t involve looking after ourselves: helping others, work, saying yes to everything…
That summer 2020 is going to be different to previous summers is not exactly news, as many events that usually mark this time of year are cancelled due to coronavirus and current travel restrictions mean holiday plans have more than likely had to change. How can you ensure that the summer still feels like summer and that you get the relaxation time that you need and are used to?
We all know that getting enough sleep is important, but sometimes, even with the best of intentions it can be hard to sleep well. Stress can play a big part in this, so here are my top tips for getting a good night’s sleep when overwhelmed:
There are two main areas to focus on to get a better sleep: preparing the space and preparing yourself.
Tomorrow marks 100 days of lockdown in the UK and while restrictions are starting to lift, it still feels like we are a long way from normal.
I want to try and pull out some positives and things that I will continue to do differently, while in no way trivialising how devastating this time has been for so many of us personally, financially, emotionally.
How are things this week? Have you been constructive and calm or have you had moments that have threatened to overwhelm you?
While it’s perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed, it’s not fun and it’s something we could all do without, but often don’t know where or how to start.
Are you a planner or are you someone who is more likely to go with the flow? At the moment, for many of us, much of what we would normally do is impossible. Having certainties removed from us can cause feelings of anxiety and stress. Without knowing when life will return to ‘normal’ what can you do when you can’t plan?
Work-life balance during lockdown has been a common topic for clients and friends recently. For a certain number of people lockdown has definitely had its benefits (if they are lucky enough not to be affected directly by the pandemic, of course) such as an end to the commute, fewer external commitments, more time to spend with family or flatmates.
Does it feel like you are rushed of your feet with scarcely a moment to pause? How can you slow things down and fit in more of what you want to do? Here are three ways to make time for what is important:
Sometimes life feels so busy that it is only a matter of time before one of the many plates in the air comes crashing to the ground. If you feel the need to slow down, here are a few ways to make a difference.
Do you always say yes to everyone and everything? Do you feel guilty if you say no, but end up feeling entirely overwhelmed? It sounds like you need to put some boundaries in place. Here is how you start.
The festivities are well and truly over, new year’s resolutions have been made (and may or may not still be being stuck to), the weather is pretty miserable and for many people it’s a time when they feel a bit down. What can you do to beat the January Blues?
Lots of people have made different resolutions for 2020, but how about keeping it simple and resolving to be kind?
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