When I’m coaching freelancers and business owners I often see them try something once, not get much response and conclude that the strategy isn’t working and they should give up.
Most people find themselves ruminating from time to time, especially when stressed. This is particularly common in the middle of the night, when the logical brain is more shut down and sleepy. At these times the Inner Troll, or more reactive part of the brain, can more easily take over.
Do you procrastinate because because you have a fear of failure? Perhaps it’s because you are secretly worried about succeeding?
Do you find yourself thinking any of these things?
‘I just need to clear my desk before I get started.’
‘I’ll start by dealing with my email, ease myself into the day.’
‘How on earth did it get to 6pm and I haven’t actually got anything done?!’
If so, you probably already know you’re prone to procrastination. This habit of putting things off until the last minute can be a minor irritation for some people, and a major problem for others.
I used to believe that I could thrive on being busy. Powering through to do lists made me feel energised and productive.
What might you experiment with if you didn’t already ‘know’ that you ‘couldn’t’ do something? That’s the beauty of Beginner’s Mind.
The causes of burnout might seem obvious.. too much work, right? Doh. But, in fact, while workload is obviously a major contributing factor, it’s a little more complex than that. In addition to workload here are 4 more causes. Lack of control One of the biggest causes...
whether you are self-employed or not, we all need to learn to look after ourselves as well as we look after others. This might mean negotiating a fairer deal for ourselves at work, or requiring other members of our family to take a fairer share of the load at home.
Everyone has negative thoughts and emotions. But what’s the best way to deal with these?
Sometimes we hear people saying things like ‘turn that frown upside down’ or no ‘negative vibes here’….
I do believe that it’s possible to shift a negative perspective, but it’s absolutely crucial to understand that this is not about ignoring or minimising the negative thought or emotion.
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