5 Tricks to Stay Calm in a Stressful Situation

Humans are biologically built to react to pressure - our bodies react to this stress by releasing hormones designed to get our hearts racing. This makes it hard to remain calm. Although not necessarily the solution, the following approaches help: Detach yourself When faced with stress, try and remove yourself so it’s not so personal … Continue reading 5 Tricks to Stay Calm in a Stressful Situation

Managing Mental Health Over Winter

Winter is here! This time of year presents many challenges - the darkening nights and increase in coughs and colds. It can be hard approaching Christmas for some people, and the worries over Coronavirus this year haven't helped people's wellbeing. See my top tips to help with managing your mental health over winter. Limit News … Continue reading Managing Mental Health Over Winter

What We Consume…

Always remember what you consume has an impact on your mindset. If you are constantly surrounded by messages telling you why everything is bad, why you are not good enough, then you start to believe it. Some deliberately push these messages of negativity to target your insecurities and then try to profit from your misery … Continue reading What We Consume…

Introducing My Free Guide to Survive “the New Normal”

Are you someone who has been sent to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic? How are you managing to balance the responsibilities of childcare with the demands of a job? My new guide “The New Normal”: Managing young kids while working from home in a crazy time… is something I wrote to support working … Continue reading Introducing My Free Guide to Survive “the New Normal”

6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing

One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. Although mental health is complex, there are small decisive actions you can take to help your wellbeing. The infographic below shows some ways of doing this with suggested goals to achieve this:   <<this infographic is based … Continue reading 6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing

9 Tips to Manage Your Complaining

Have you seen my No Complaining Challenge yet? Because many are calling 2020 a ‘bad’ year, this seemed like an ideal time to challenge my readers not to complain for the next three weeks. Check it out! In today’s post I highlight some tips to manage your complaining, this will help you think about how … Continue reading 9 Tips to Manage Your Complaining

How Do You React to Stressful Situations?

Have you seen my No Complaining Challenge yet? Because many are calling 2020 a ‘bad’ year, this seemed like an ideal time to challenge my readers not to complain for the next three weeks. Check it out! In today's post I want you to think about how you react to a stressful situation? Do you … Continue reading How Do You React to Stressful Situations?

3 Tips to Develop your Resilience to Pressure

"Pressure makes diamonds" Even in a life of routine and control, its inevitable things don’t always go to plan. This is when the mettle of a person gets tested – will they lose their nerve?  Their temper? …Or will they stay calm and calculate their next action?  How do they handle this pressure? People are … Continue reading 3 Tips to Develop your Resilience to Pressure

You are not your job

You are not your job My adult life self-worth has put way to much emphasis on: how much I get paid how important my job sounds how many people I'm 'in charge' of how often I 'advance' This drive has resulted in a loss of sight of the big picture - happiness, wellbeing and family. … Continue reading You are not your job

Goals to look after your wellbeing

Goals to look after your wellbeing One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. A lack of ambition creates the feeling of hopelessness of not having a purpose in life. Although mental health can be complex actions can be taken and having goals can … Continue reading Goals to look after your wellbeing

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity We all have good weeks and bad weeks. When I worked in the Child Protection unit, I was overseen by my incompetent manager Lesley. And she absolutely despised me! These types of managers were dime a dozen during my time in local … Continue reading Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?

Hi all, I have recently taken the time to update and add my 'Where to Start' page to the sites menu.  This is a place for new and established readers alike to have a look at some of my favourite posts since I started the site in February 2014. I have broke these down into … Continue reading The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?