If you are an anxious overthinker, like me, then your mind is used to imagining the worst and thinking about every scenario. But what if I encouraged you to do this in a more focused and productive way? You're already an intelligent, creative person, because overthinking and imagination go hand-in-hand. Why not use this skill… Continue reading Visualisation Tool: Scenario Exploration for Anxious Overthinkers
What are your goals for the rest of 2020? What are your goals for next year? What are your life goals? I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to freak myself out or get overwhelmed and disheartened by a long-term goal or big life choice. Why? Because focusing on that goal too… Continue reading Focusing and Simplifying Goals (podcast)
*WARNING: potential triggers* I'm a thinker. My personality type is INFJ. I'm highly introverted and intuitive. I like to think. I can't help but think. I contemplate life, people, meanings, and depth. My mind is geared this way. But it's a hard way to live. If you're not careful, thinking too much can be your… Continue reading For the Overthinkers: “Don’t think about it too much”
This is coming from a video I watched of Muchelle B on YouTube. She talked about a journal prompt where you detail what you could do to make yourself miserable in a year's time. What you could do to make yourself anxious and sad! And I liked that idea. It's a way of seeing what… Continue reading Think About It: What Could You Do to Make Yourself Miserable?
In times of struggle or indecision, ask yourself, what would the most important or influential person you know do in that situation? As in... What would Jesus do? What would Beyonce do? What would mom do? What would J.K. Rowling do? What would Oprah do? What would Brene Brown do? I've heard this… Continue reading Think About It: What Would Your Role Model Do?
Learned behaviours, habits, defaults, emotional reactions, schemas, they are all patterns. A string of connected things that come together to form what you do and who you are. Day to day, we are choosing things for ourselves, consciously or subconsciously. Today I've briefly covered the topic of the patterns in our lives and what we… Continue reading Recognising Your Life’s Patterns
The well-organised, prepared, and fully focused individual is more confident in themselves and what they can achieve. The downtrodden and broken-spirited person doesn't feel strong, in control, or confident. Overwhelm and stress can be demons that jump on top of you and make you feel powerless. This feeling leads to low confidence and poor self-worth.… Continue reading Overwhelm and Stress on Confidence
Some people are unsure about mental health as a topic, and often want a quick answer on what to do. Firstly, there is no quick fix. Health is an on-going thing and a natural part of life, and so mental health is no different. However, here are my top 3 tips for better mental health… Continue reading My Top 3 Tips For Better Mental Health
*Part of the Identity Series* For a long time, and sometimes even now, I wanted to be a teacher. I now realise the reason for this was because I wanted to hold on to the school setting forever. For some reason, school has always seemed like a place of comfort to me. Don't get me… Continue reading Identity: Past, Present and Future
In today's Identity Series essay, I'm going deep. Real deep. I aim to cover the following questions in both a philosophical, personal, and psychological manner: What is the meaning of life? Why do we do what we do? How do our choices and beliefs influence one another and then contribute to our identity (who we… Continue reading How Does Meaning Influence Our Identity?