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.
Many of us have been brought up to believe that we shouldn’t ask others for help. Even that we shouldn’t NEED help. Our job is to be strong for others, and we shouldn’t express emotions. We may even believe that we don’t feel these emotions they are so bottled up. But, while this can work for a while, even decades, eventually it will catch up with us.
We’ve probably all been there. You start a great new habit of running every day, or meditating regularly, or eating more healthily, and you’re so pleased about the change, but then you start back-sliding
It may be that when you ask yourself these questions you realise that the career path you are currently following isn’t quite right for you.
When people are angry with us part of them really wants to pass that anger onto us, like a virus. They want to justify their feelings by making us feel bad too. But we don’t have to accept the gift of anger.
The more I work with people who are stressed and close to burnout, the more I realise that, while rest is of course vitally important, maybe equally important is the way we are actually working.