Now, if you are anything like I was 5-years ago; you might have a glass of wine on an evening, occasionally hit the gym (like, once a year!), or maybe you sit outside and read your book once every blue moon. The truth is, we all know we should be doing more to take care of ourselves, but we get stuck, claim to be “too busy”, lose the motivation, or even just forget!
It can be tough knowing what to do, or how to fit it in – so here are my top tips for taking care of yourself this summer:
Let’s put a stop to the excuses and look after ourselves. In the words of my wise mother, if I was to offer you £10,000 to take care of your mental heath better, would you do it?
When the s*** hits the fan, your response is often the ONLY thing you have control over.
Let's face it... life is hard. And when life throws you a curveball, we have a choice. We can either sit around and throw a pity party about it or you step up and knock the damn thing the hell out of the park!...
A little Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
“Good morning is not a greeting; it’s a decision.” –Anonymous
CBT is another simple but very powerful tool for your emotional resilience toolbox. It helps you to recognise that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are all interconnected.
Simply put, CBT combines cognitive therapy (examining the things you think) and behaviour therapy (examining the things you do)...
Whether your glass is half-empty or half-full is not as important as what you think about what's in your glass!
Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
“We don’t have to just think whatever stinkin’ thinkin’ falls into our heads.” –Joyce Meyers
“There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in, or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” –Pat Riley
This weeks blog is about taking total responsibility for yourself right now. For your health, your weight, your relationships, your career and your life choices. This is not about blaming yourself or beating yourself up. It’s simply about accepting that, for the most part, you are where you are because of your thoughts and actions.
It's scary how quickly beliefs are formed!
From A Thought to a Belief.
What is a belief?
A belief is anything that you believe to be true.
Is it necessarily true?
No, it’s not. It's just what you believe to be true at a particular point in your life, based on the best available evidence you have at that time. There is no such thing as a true belief or false belief. There are only useful ones that help and support us or harmful ones that sabotage us and stop us from achieving happiness and success...
The Power of Beliefs: What you think about, you bring about.
People with poor time management skills are an excellent example of how a belief can run our lives. Over the years, I have coached many clients who were lousy at time management, as is often the case with small business owners. They rush around telling themselves that there aren’t enough hours in the day, that they can’t get on top of things however hard they try, and that something always gets in the way of them being able to plan their day properly. And it’s never their fault, of course...
A Little Lesson on How the Brain Works