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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Do You Procrastinate?

Procrastination is the art of putting off until tomorrow (or indefinitely) the things that you should be doing today. For a simple exercise to help you tackle your tendency to procrastinate click on the link below:

Procrastination Exercise

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Try the Jung Typology Test!

The Jung Typology Test is a test based on Carl Jung and Isabel Briggs Myers' classification of the 16 personality types that they consider there to be. I tried it myself a few years ago and the results told me I should be a counsellor. I don't think they had life coach or self-help author amongst the options so I figured this wasn't a bad estimate!

If you want to see what the test suggests about you, click on the link below:

Jung Typology Test

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

7 Errors of Change

Some people think about making significant changes in their life but are paralysed by doubts. Others rush too eagerly into change filled with over-confidence. At the link below I look into 7 common mistakes that people make when thinking about changes and what you can do to address those potential pitfalls. Click on the link to find out more:

Change Pitfalls to Avoid

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The Buddha's Half-Smile

In most images of the Buddha we see him in a mediation pose with a half-smile. This is a smile of being at peace with yourself, of calmness. In his book The Miracle of Mindfulness, the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh gives short some simple exercises you can try out to make use of the half-smile. Here are three of them paraphrased:

1. Put a sign or symbol on your bedroom wall or ceiling that will remind you of the half-smile and which you will see when you wake up. This might be a natural symbol such as a branch or leaf or something completely different such as the actual word "smile" - whatever works to remind you. When you wake up and see the sign/symnbol, breathe in and then out three gentle breaths while giving a half-smile yourself. Follow your breaths as you do this.

2. When you find yourself with a free moment, look at anything (animate or inanimate) in your surroundings that is relatively still so that you can maintain focus on it. Breathe in and then out three gentle breaths while giving a half-smile and oberving that subject/object.

3. When you notice that you are irritate about something, pause and breathe in and then out three gentle breaths while giving a half-smile.

I also sometimes use a similar 3 breaths in and out while maintaining a half-smile when I am finding it difficult to sleep due to thoughts preoccupying my mind.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Analysing Jealousy

If you have a tendency to be jealous, you may find it helpful to conduct an ABC analysis of your jealousy to understand what is happening and to learn to challenge distorted thought patterns if they apply. Click on the link below to find out more:

Analyse Jealousy

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