Assertiveness is the ability to say how we feel and/or ask for what we want when we choose to. Many people struggle with being more assertive generally, while others only find it an issue in certain situations or with certain people.
Self-compassion is about treating yourself as well as you would treat a good friend, rather than in a way you would never do to anyone else. It’s pretty clear this isn’t helpful, so why is it so hard to stop?
Many people feel that if they don’t have a life partner, they are somehow incomplete. We see this all the time in movies and books. They say things like ‘you complete me’, or talk about their ‘other or better half’.
If you find dealing with change and uncertainty difficult, you are not alone. That's simply part of the human condition. Some people find this harder than others, but it generally isn’t that easy for any of us because change and uncertainty is potentially threatening,...
Why do we resist doing those things which we know make us feel better, and help us to manage our lives better?
The sunk cost fallacy is the tendency to continue with something because they have made an investment, even if it is making them unhappy .
Something which is often overlooked is the importance of developing new and better mindset habits. These will support you in achieving more concrete goals, and can make really big changes in your life and happiness.
A few weeks ago a client asked me to talk about my business journey as a way of helping her learn from what I’ve done (and my mistakes) and I realised that I’d been keeping pretty quiet about this stuff.
Have you been finding it hard to focus on work, or that it’s more difficult than usual to think clearly? If so, you are not alone. This has been a difficult and stressful year, and this can be one of the impacts of stress on the brain.