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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Alleviating Boredom and Stress

Today's blog post contains some tips for making your life more enjoyable if it seems to be dominated by boredom or stress. To find out more click on the link below:

Enjoying Life

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Do you imagine the worst?

Many of us have a tendency in particular situations or even generally to imagine the worst is going to happen. In cognitive behavioural therapy jargon this is called 'Catastrophising' or 'Fortune Telling'. Our mind gets over anxious and runs riot.If this is happening to you here are 3 things that you can try to help:

1. Try not to panic about the fact that you are catatrophising. Most of us do this from time to time. It is not a personal reflection on you but most likely a defense mechanism or else an habitual reaction you have built up over time or because of experiences in your past. Accept that there will be occasions when your anxieties will cause you stress then try to deal with them practically.

2. Try asking yourself what you would do if the worst really did happen and whether there are any positives you could take out of the situation. Sometimes a bad or distressing situation can produce benefits or changes which can be productive.

3. If the negative thoughts won't go away then try to do something which will give you a more positive or healthy focus until they or whatever is causing them goes away. This might be exercise for example or else an activity which requires your concentration or a healthy pastime or creative, mental or social activity which you enjoy doing.

For information about where you can get more tips for dealing with negative thought patterns, click on the link below:

CBT Techniques to Beat Negative Thinking

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Action Plan

Last week on my blog I posted a simple self-coaching assessment tool. This week I am providing an Action Plan format that you can use to set out your chosen steps to progress arising from the assessment. To find out more click on the link below:

Action Plan

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Self-Coaching Assessment

If you want to make positive steps forward in your life, one sensible way to start is to make an assessment of your current situation as this will help you to recognise the specific areas that you particularly want to focus on improving. To access a simple self-coaching assessment questionnaire click on the link below:

Coaching Assessment Questionnaire

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Willpower and Dieting

Most people find sticking to a diet hard, sometimes after an initial good start. The article below considers why this is and explains how a practical approach may be more beneficial than relying solely on willpower. To find out more click on the link below:

Sticking to a Diet

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