Creating Confidence: Be the Expert

Confidence is something that many of us struggle with; it's something I have struggled with all my life. Today, I'd like to tell you one of the ways I help myself to be confident in a situation I'd normally suffer in. Recently, I've took up a role within my workplace as a Coach. As part …

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Taking my Own Advice & Leaving that Comfort Zone

One of my favourite topics, to write about, to talk about, and to reflect on, is that of comfort zones. Comfort zones can be perceived as bubbles that we feel at our most content. In them, we are not challenged, not really, and we take little to no risks. A comfort zone will look different …

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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Should we stop saying should? Last weeks post was about language and the effect it has on our perspective. You can read that post here if you wish: Changing Language, Changing Perspective. I'd like to take another step into it. Should, it seems, is not a useful word when it comes to perspective. There's no …

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Changing Language, Changing Perspective

The way we talk about something, be it a task ahead, a chore we have to do, or just anything or anyone in life we have to deal with, actually has an astounding effect on our perspective of the thing in question.   Let me tell you a story of how this blog post came …

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How to Define Progress…

In a world of instant gratification, a world of spotlights and showreels, a world of social media, it can be surprisingly hard, sometimes, for us to define something as simple as progress.   Making progress is, simply put, moving forward. It can be a step of any size, as long as it is forward. It …

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The Power of Productivity

One of the things I've noticed recently is how productivity can have a huge impact on your feelings of self worth. By now, I've well documented the ups and downs of my mental health, trying to address where it goes wrong and where it gets better; honestly it's making me a little sea sick. It's …

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Jealousy – The Telltale Emotion

Jealous is an ugly emotion, it has to be said. It's an emotion we don't often admit to, due to the connotations it brings, and it's an emotion I find myself wishing I couldn't feel. There's plenty of emotions we're not all that happy about feeling; the usual culprits like Anger, Sadness, Fear, etc. Think …

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Making My World Small

One phrase my therapist mentioned within our first ever interaction was that I was "making my world small". That stuck with me. It's a simple sentence that encompasses so much about how I deal with my problems and how I cope with anxiety/depression. It'll be different for everyone, we're all on our own journeys, but …

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Catching That Snowball

Last week, you may have noticed, I didn't post anything at all. I didn't write any posts, I didn't reply to any comments, I didn't read any other blogs. The reason for this is I was having a bad week. Work ramped up, and still is ramping up, and I was feeling more and more …

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Making Fear an Opportunity

Closing a door, opens a window. Being afraid, creates an opportunity. I've written before about the Laziness of Fear; in which, I discuss how sometimes when I'm being 'lazy', it's actually that I'm scared. Now, I'd like to address how fear presents an opportunity for us. A few weeks ago, I'd describe my working world …

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