If things aren't going well, do you know how to make them better? The ability to turn things around is a great skill, I'd even go so far as to call it life-saving. But, if your life constantly needs to be turned around and made better, then perhaps you need to focus on what's causing … Continue reading Turning things around
A necessary break
Currently working on and through lots of different things in my life. I've allowed myself to take space from blogging in order to ensure that I'm not posting about things that are fresh and problems that I'm yet to solve. A current theme for me is acceptance and I feel very lucky that my life … Continue reading A necessary break
How to avoid getting caught up in your feelings?
Around a month or so ago, an idea came to me that I found really useful. The idea was that situations that emotionally charge us are a reminder to focus on ourselves. Instead of getting caught up in the moment, feeling bad or worrying, take some time to check in with yourself. Perhaps you were … Continue reading How to avoid getting caught up in your feelings?
How to get better at achieving your goals
Happy New Year! It's gotten to a point where many people shun new years resolutions (goals, plans, intentions etc.). They assume they won't last so don't see the point in bothering. A common example of a new years resolution is to lose weight. After indulging in an abundance of rich and unhealthy food over the … Continue reading How to get better at achieving your goals
In a recent post I wrote about embracing awkward. Shortly after I realised that what I was referring to was anxiety, specifically social anxiety. I then got thinking about what being socially anxious looks like. I think when a person becomes aware of their own behaviour, they can end up amplifying it. You're sitting there … Continue reading Anxious
For those that consider themselves to be awkward and those that are self conscious of how they appear to others, being yourself can be difficult. However, it turns out that the only way to overcome it is to embrace yourself with open arms. Awkwardness is always amplified when you focus on it. On the flipside, … Continue reading Embracing awkward
Adding new features vs making things better
When changes get made to something it usually involves adding a new feature, improving an existing one or both. But sometimes the addition of something new isn't helpful, you'd be better off improving what's already there. Often adding something new is about innovation and creativity which doesn't always result in an improved experience for the … Continue reading Adding new features vs making things better
Often in life when we're going through a difficult time or something unideal happens we end up feeling stuck. We think it's because our situation is just so awful and terrible. However, often we end up stuck because we aren't putting enough of our effort and energy into the solution. For example, lets say you … Continue reading Solution oriented
Why you’re not as productive as you could be
So often in life we feel like we're super busy but in reality we aren't actually getting anything done. Perhaps you're the sort of person who always has at least 7 things on the go. You feel like you're busy but really you're just overwhelmed. You're overwhelmed because you're not allowing your mind to focus. … Continue reading Why you’re not as productive as you could be
Holding yourself back
I think one of the most common things that holds us back and stops us achieving our goals/aspirations is not focusing on the long term. You're so focused on every little thing that you have to do right now that you're missing the bigger picture. It might seem like it takes a lot of effort … Continue reading Holding yourself back