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 …

Saying NO to Things You Don’t Want To Do (and How to Feel Better About It)

I’m going through a stage in my life where I want to move away from what I have been doing for the past few years (piano accompaniment) and towards new things (including blogging, sorting out my personal life, and creating an environmentally friendly lifestyle). This means I am regularly finding myself in a position of …

Challenge for August 2017 – Positive Attitude

In August 2017, I challenged myself to maintain a positive attitude throughout the month, towards people, situations, events, challenges and decisions, and to find a positive spin on everything that happens. These are the ‘rules’ I set myself, in more detail: Be positive, kind and accepting towards people. Be positive about all situations that arise, …

Neutralising Anxiety Triggers

You might find that you get anxious in certain situations, for example, this year rehearsals have been an anxiety trigger for me. I thought of a way that could help to undo or soften that trigger, and gradually neutralise it, at least to an extent. Do something that is similar to the activity where you …

Tips for getting to sleep

Activities for Re-Energising Yourself

Do you sometimes feel unmotivated, and struggle to get yourself moving to get on with tasks? Do you get drawn in by the temptation to procrastinate? Sometimes in these situations, it’s wise not to keep pushing yourself to get on with the tasks that you ‘should’ be doing, because if your energy and motivation is …

Do I Keep Something, or Give It Away?

Do you have far too much stuff cluttering your surroundings? Do you sometimes have a clear out but find it hard to part with certain items?  Here are some questions you can ask yourself, to help clarify in your mind whether you should hold on to the item, or give it away (to somebody else, …

A Set of Mottos for Getting Through Challenging Times

If you are going through a difficult stage in your life, here are some guiding principles to keep in mind, to give you strength and keep you moving through your challenges: Breaking things down so you can build things up higher.  Stepping back so you can step forward faster.  Letting go of past ties and …