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
This post is a rough analysis of intelligence as a key insecurity that many of us have. I had analysed this for myself by myself first, but I wanted to share because doing so felt very therapeutic and eye-opening. Some of it is in short-form, like a stream of consciousness of ideas to do with… Continue reading Analysing Our Insecurities: Intelligence
Today I was thinking: we all have our certainties and our uncertainties. Let me explain... We found out that a girl at work was married, aged 25. Some of the girls were shocked but then I thought about the many (more than I once expected) people I knew from school who are now married with… Continue reading Certainties and Uncertainties in Life
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?
What would you say to your 5 years ago self if you were able to speak to them on the phone for 5 minutes? Who were you 5 years ago? What were you doing? How does it compare to now? And if you could speak to that version of yourself, what would you say? I'm… Continue reading Calling Yourself 5 Years Ago: What I Would Say to 19-Year-Old Me
In life, in work, in love and everything else, it's not about quantity... The number of years you live. The amount of money you make or jobs you've worked or skills and qualifications and promotions you obtain. It's not about how many people you've loved or slept with. But it's not about quality, either… Continue reading Think About It: What Matters Most Isn’t Quantity or Quality
I think there's a difference between self-improvement and internal work. Self-improvement is improving your: Intellect Productivity Diet Sleep Fitness Communication Routine and habits Work Finances And so on... But then the internal work is more about the heavy stuff. It comes from the Gunk inside of you laced together by trauma, failure, shame, fear, resentment,… Continue reading Self-Improvement: Is It Really What You Need Right Now?
Here are my thoughts on why we fall victim to disconnection and poor communication and how we can do better to cultivate connection in this complex world of today... Empathy over sympathy Sympathy is "I feel sorry for you," which doesn't take away my pain, or share it, or take away my shame and… Continue reading My Thoughts On Communication and Connection
We all know we need to be healthy, but what does health mean and how do we finally start being healthier?
*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