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?
With December well and truly upon us, here are my tips for a stress-free - or at least a lower stress - Christmas:
We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and there is growing evidence that walking in green spaces, be it a park or open countryside, have marked benefits for our mental and physical health.
I know what it’s like, we’re all busy and have commitments that pull us in different directions: work, family, friends… However, how much time do you actually spend looking after yourself?
Why is it that it that you sometimes get in your own way and stop yourself reaching your goals? This is self-sabotage, which is when you allow negative thoughts and feelings to change your behaviour with the end result that you end up resisting positive change.
Fears hold us back in many different ways. Facing these fears and breaking them down can be truly liberating. Use these tips to allow you to let go of what is holding you back.
I'm a Personal Coach who loves finding out about what makes people tick and helping them to make the changes necessary to get to where they want to go so they can thrive.