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Locus of control and why it’s important.

Locus of control and why it’s important.

To what extent do you believe that your fate is in your own hands? If you go for a job interview, do you believe that the result is largely a matter of luck or the interviewer’s mood on the day, or does it depend more heavily on the preparation you did, and of course...

Stepping off the hedonic treadmill.

Stepping off the hedonic treadmill.

‘Once I get this new job, earn more money, find a partner, lose a stone, move house…I’ll be so much happier.’ And you are, for a while at least. But somehow the extra happiness doesn’t last, and we start looking for the next thing that will bring us happiness. That’s what is known as the hedonic treadmill.

Inner trolls and outer trolls

Inner trolls and outer trolls

The inner troll is that nasty voice in your head that criticises you, whispers that other people will be judging you, and encourages you to give up on your good intentions. We all have one, though some people’s are nastier and louder than others. I’ve written...

What can I give myself right now?

What can I give myself right now?

We all know that being kind and generous to others makes us feel good. But how often are we similarly giving and nurturing to ourselves? More often than not we treat ourselves in a way we would never dream of doing to anyone else. When I ask, ‘What can I give myself...

What’s wrong with being a people pleaser?

What’s wrong with being a people pleaser?

Maybe you suspect you’re a people pleaser? You find it hard to say no, you rarely put your own needs first, you hate the idea of being disliked or criticised. You’re probably aware that this kind of behaviour often leads to you taking too much on, and being overloaded, but, you might also feel that it’s not so bad, really

Breaking bad habits before they break you.

Breaking bad habits before they break you.

Nearly all bad habits are an attempt to leave the present moment and avoid feeling whatever you’re feeling. So, breaking a bad habit is both about breaking down that pathway, and (usually) dealing with why you created it in the first place.

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