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Monday, 15 January 2018

The Importance of Appreciation

In relationships whether personal, professional, social or occasional, its important to let the other person know when they do something that you appreciate. Expressions of appreciation help people to feel valued and acknowledged and in most cases increase the chances of them being nice or kind towards you or of continuing in that way if they always have been so.

Of course it is important that your appreciation is genuine and not patronising or said in expectation of something in return. With that caveat, why not make a pointover the next few days of expressing appreciation when someone does something that you like or value?

Good luck!

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Are You Making Yourself More Anxious?

When we get anxious we often have a tendency to fuel that anxiety by worrying about the very fact that we are anxious and feeling that we have to get rid of the anxiety. Unless there is a relatively easy way to deal with whatever is causing your anxiety, this can often actually make it worse not better. If your anxiety is about something which is not going to get sorted out quickly then it is often better to accept it and try to focus on other things rather than to try to fight it or get rid of it.

Sometimes it is helpful to ask yourself the question what am I doing that is making the anxiety worse?  For example, you may realize that by treating the anxiety as if it has to be got rid of or by forgetting to carry out ordinary daily tasks or do things you would normally enjoy you are making your anxiety worse.

If you realise you are acting in a way which is making your anxiety worse then set yourself the aim of adjusting your behaviour/actions accordingly, e.g. by making a conscious effort to carry on with your daily activities or by focusing on other things to take your mind off the anxiety. Usually the anxiety is more likely to reduce or to be manageable if you do this rather than if you spend all your time fretting about something that may be quite intractable.

Good Luck!

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

What is Important to You?

The New Year can be a good time to make positive changes in your life. A good way to start is by reflecting on what is most important to you and on how you can make small changes in your life to help you focus on those things. To help you with this, please click on the link below to see a simple life coachng exercise:

 Life Priorities Exercise

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

10 Keys to Happiness

The Action for Happiness movement suggests there are 10 keys to creating a happier life for yourself. To find out what they are click on the link below:

10 Keys to Happier Living

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Free App for Managing Your Mental Health

I recently saw a short feature on BBC TV about a free app you can download to your smartphone to help manage your mental health using video diaries that you record for yourelf. To find out more about the app, if it sounds like it may be of interest to you, please click on the link below:

Mental Snapp - Free App

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