Recently I caught myself realising when I was having negative thoughts about myself. I became aware that I was aware of my unhelpful thoughts, because rather than mindlessly accepting them as truths, I questioned them with a "but why?" — why would I think this? And then I realised my irrational, unhelpful thoughts were from some … Continue reading Why Not Me?
In this digital day and age, we are constantly bombarded with information, and social interaction online and offline, it's no wonder we feel overwhelmed. Even if we are a good, cup half-full kind of busy, we can still feel overwhelmed. So what can we do — do we say no to things in attempt to have some … Continue reading Meditation: A Daily Escape
In a culture filled with motivational, self help and personal development; happiness is a highly sought after commodity. We think once we make money,buy that new car, find a relationship or achieve x,y,z (the list goes on...) then we'll finally be happy. But once we get what we want, we find our initial excitement and happiness fades and … Continue reading The Journey of Happiness
You made of heard of the New York Times best seller The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It is a book about an otherwise uninspiring and boring topic - tidying. The book shares a profound and unique perspective on the everyday task of tidying, revealing a plethora of insights. The basic, fundamental concept of tidying is … Continue reading Tidying Up Your Life: A KonMari Method
Meditation can appear to be a mysterious, elusive topic that got many fascinated. Meditation has moved from spiritual, being exclusive to practices of Buddhist monks to the average, unassuming public, probably because of popular culture of the practice of mindfulness which is a good thing in fact! The more open people are to other views, the more people … Continue reading Meditation
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle Most of us are not simply born good at things, although you could say that there is the rare occasion of talent. But even talent alone is not enough to make someone exceptional. Someone who is talented is not as good as someone who puts … Continue reading Excellence, a Habit.
It can be scary thinking about the future. Sometimes our big future goals can seem a mammoth task in which we don't even know where to begin. We can't see how we're possibly going to achieve them. And so we feel discouraged before we've even started. It's not that our end goals are unachievable or unrealistic but without … Continue reading Rituals, Habits, Goals.
Writing is good. Writing is the best antidote to problems, situations or thoughts we can't let go of. Writing is better than 'thinking things through'. Thinking is conflicting, confusing and inconclusive. We have tens of thousands of thoughts a day racing through our minds, decisions that bounce back and forth with no progress, no resolution … Continue reading Writing: The Best Antidote.
It's easy to fall to playing the victim when your life takes a plunge for worse. Being the victim feels bad and we think we don't want to feel this way. But as crazy and incomprehensible as it may sound we get false rewards from doing so, even if we don't consciously realise it. What rewards … Continue reading The Victim and the Protagonist
"Comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.” We hate to feel fear but fear keeps us comfortable, as difficult as it may seem to believe. There is comfort in the familiarity of fear, really it is the unknown that scares us. Our minds are very good at thinking up possible what … Continue reading Comfort Zone.