Things to Do When You are in Self-Isolation

Things to Do When You are in Self-Isolation

In the coming days and weeks, many of us will have to self-isolate, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It may seem as though our lives will come to a standstill during these times, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are so many activities we can do at home to take care …

Calmness Mini Tip No. 1 - Reframe Anxiety as Anticipation

Calmness Mini Tip No. 1 – Reframe Anxiety as Anticipation

I’ve heard it said that anxiety and excitement are ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ versions of the same emotion, and have the same symptoms accordingly. I agree with this concept and I have tried reframing my anxious feelings as excitement, but I find it difficult. My mind starts thinking, ‘What am I excited about?’ and I can’t …

Book Review - The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Book Review – The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge

Published 2017 by Penguin Random House UK. Paperback, 242 pages. Where did I buy this book? I don’t usually buy physical books new – I either get them in charity shops or buy the digital versions. This was an exception. I saw The Anxiety Solution and two other similar books in The Works, and they were …

6 Unique Self-Care Ideas

6 Unique Self-Care Ideas

When I hear the term ‘self-care’, there are certain activities that immediately come to mind. These include exercise, yoga, hot baths, healthy eating, and spending time in nature. Such activities are regularly advised in blog posts about self-care, and rightly so! They are all well-known ways to look after yourself, and they …

How to Overcome Brain Frazzle

How to Overcome ‘Brain Frazzle’

Do you ever sit down to do a task, such as writing a blog post, and you just can’t muster up the energy or motivation to get on with it? It feels too overwhelming, and you find yourself staring blankly at the screen or notepad with nothing coming to mind. Or maybe you procrastinate on …

7 Lessons I Have Learned from Studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

7 Lessons I Have Learned from Studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Last month, I spent an hour each day studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and putting it into practice in my life. In this post, I want to share with you 7 key lessons I have learned since I began studying CBT. These are ideas, mindsets and techniques that I have found especially helpful to apply …

Evaluation – Practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness

These were my challenges in March: 1 hour of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) study and/or practice each day. (And putting the techniques into practice throughout my day.) 1 guided meditation or mindfulness exercise each day. How did I do? Both of my challenges were a success! I managed to complete them on most days, and …