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.
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.
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?
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?
Confidence is an elusive trait. It can seem that some people are born confident, while you yourself struggle with seemingly simple situations. You’ve all heard of faking it until you make it, but what other steps can you do to build confidence?
The summer is drawing to a close, although the weather is still lovely. Why is it that no matter how relaxed you are while you are away on holiday, or even after a couple of days of good weather, the feeling never seems to last that long?
The school summer holidays are upon us, and for many of my clients the delicate juggling act of work, family and their own needs becomes ever more complicated. How can you enjoy the summer rather than feel you are just getting by? Whatever the reason that summer is complicated for you, these tips will help you keep your cool.
Playtime is something that is associated more with children, but adults need to play too. Yes, really! In fact, having fun can boost the immune system, improve relationships and your ability to deal with stress, according to the National Institute of Play. How can you get involved and what exactly is play?
Maybe you want to make changes to your life, but you are not sure where to start. First of all, ask yourself where you want to be. Think big. What have you always wanted to do?
Do you find it hard to make decisions? Do you find a constant roll of ‘what ifs’ going around and round your mind? How can you tame your mind and the ‘what ifs’ to help you spend your energy more positively?
A frequent source of conflict is others not behaving as you think they should. It can be infuriating and a huge cause of stress. Many of us set about trying hard to change the other person, or get in a huff about how unreasonable they are. Does this sound familiar?
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