Did you succumb? Did you make any new year’s resolutions, they’re so tempting aren’t they? But so disheartening.
They tend to fail because we jump at them on impulse. And then we blame ourselves and our lack of motivation.Continue Reading
Do you ever get that fleeting feeling of freedom when you’re in the shower? You know, like time stands still for moment. It brings a dash of relief and a pinch of peace to your day. The edge of stress is smoothed.
Well surprisingly, a day without the constant companionship of your digital device offers similar delights, I promise.
Nobody’s saying it’s easy to stop the endless checking of emails, messages, updates. To switch your phone off or leave it behind seems impossible.Continue Reading
An annual favourite, here’s my Christmas post from a few years back — because it’s important to say that understandably, it’s a very stressful time for many people. Approach the holiday with caution and be kind to yourself!
Last Christmas was a peculiar affair for me.
For the first time in years I didn’t head interstate. With some trepidation I asked my family for the year off to catch my breath and de-stress. I was given the nod without hesitation or fuss. Lovely.
I would relish catching up on some rest. I was looking forward to this strange Christmas and on balance, in the end it was fine. But, not as easy as I’d expected.
I planned to drive my family to the airport then on to the office. See the few of my counselling clients who themselves had yet to quit for the year and wind up the afternoon righteously with some last minute admin.
Then I’d chill out as I pleased, all smiles…
Have you noticed how easy it is to dismiss simple solutions? We assume that any solution, anything that will make things better, must be hard to do. However, there is a simple way to restore peace to your day, to reduce stress and achieve more calm…you can continue reading my full article for Personal Growth here.
You’re committed to the idea of a life with less stress.
And your lifestyle is evidence of that: you try for regular exercise, a decent amount of sleep and good nutrition. Work-life balance is a goal, and a bit of meditation, yoga or similar, is on your agenda.
But as part of your stress mastery program, you’d welcome a quick and easy app.Continue Reading