Some of the resistance to starting something new is the fear that it won't work out. Yet, you'll never have the chance to see your idea flourish unless you're willing to give it go. In order to do this you have to shift your mindset to one where your intention is simply to bring a … Continue reading It doesn’t have to last forever
Stepping back from what you think you want
There is often a lot of pressure to know what we want and then to go for it. We're made to feel as though we should be go, go, go, otherwise we're seen to just be lazy or wasting time. And often this societal pressure leads to us chasing after things we're not even sure … Continue reading Stepping back from what you think you want
Sometimes with little to no effort things work out perfectly. You know those moments where you think I couldn't have planned this any better than exactly how it's worked it. I think these moments are even better when they've come as a result of you letting go and not putting so much pressure on how … Continue reading Perfect timing
People that have have a habit of taking on more than they can manage rarely make the effort to try and ease their load. Instead they accept the period of stress as though there is no other choice. In fact they've come to rely on the stress and looming deadlines to spur them on and … Continue reading Overwhelmed
What matters most?
When it comes to what is important sometimes we confuse external pressures or expectations with what really matters to us personally. In doing so we end up focusing on and prioritising the wrong things. These external things could come from work, family or friends and they overwhelm us because we aren't clear about what we're … Continue reading What matters most?
Breaks and streaks
Taking breaks will always be necessary. However, when you commit to doing something every single day, suddenly taking a break becomes a little more difficult. As much as you can try and make up for it the day before or the day after, it's not quite the same as maintaining consistency. Once you've stuck with … Continue reading Breaks and streaks
The best thing I’ve ever written
When you're sharing your words online everyday there is very little pressure for what you post to be the best thing you've ever written. If todays words aren't particularly good, I know that I can always write something better tomorrow or the day after. Sometimes what I consider to be my some of my best … Continue reading The best thing I’ve ever written
Putting pressure on the outcome
In periods of uncertainty we often put an excessive amount of pressure on a particular outcome. You tell yourself you'll be be happy if things turn out one way and that the other outcome will be a disaster. And of course, in life often one option is much better than the other. However, too much … Continue reading Putting pressure on the outcome
How to know when you’ve made the right decision
It's all in how it feels. When you find yourself with a choice to make between A and B, the main challenge will be wanting to make the right decision. You don't want to pick an option that you might later regret. But the truth is most of the time, you never really know how … Continue reading How to know when you’ve made the right decision
When you hold yourself to certain expectations it's likely you'll end up disappointed if you can't meet them. That tends to happen when you put too much pressure on yourself. Furthermore, how you feel toward yourself will override how anyone else may feel about you falling short. You could be told that 'it's alright, you … Continue reading Disappointing yourself