Many people consider themselves to be lucky or unlucky, but there’s no factual basis for this. What does seem to happen, however, is that, to a surprising extent, we create our own luck.
You may be bemoaning your lack of willpower, but, it seems that willpower has been rather over-rated as a way of creating change in our lives.
The internet seems to be full of posts about what we have all achieved in the last decade. I’ve achieved a few things I’m proud of, but I think it’s more valuable to focus on what I’ve learnt- and often I’ve learnt the most when things have not gone according to plan.
The spiritual leader Ram Dass once said, ‘If you think you’re enlightened, spend a week with your family.’ Most of us immediately know what he means. For many of us this is a time of year for family, and the TV is full of adverts showing happy families gathered round...
Cognitive distortions sound logical and rational, but they are actually a way of keeping ourselves feeling small and bad.
It’s a time of year when many of us spend too much money. If you ever have a sick feeling in your stomach about how much you’ve spent, read on.
There are 5 key drivers which commonly cause problems because we unconsciously follow them, even when they are not really in our best interests.
How would it feel to let go of all the responsibility you are carrying for situations you can’t actually control, and for other people?
Remember that catastrophising is natural. You may do it more than most, but everyone’s brain is wired to focus on what could go wrong- it’s an evolutionary survival strategy.
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