7 lessons I 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 …

How To Feel Better About Saying No To Things You Don't Want To Do

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

Sometimes, I find myself in a position of being asked to do something that I don’t really want to do, and having to decide whether to say yes or no to it. Surely it’s obvious – just say no! It should indeed be a simple matter of just saying no because I know that I …

17 Activities That Will Re-Energise You

17 Activities That Will Re-Energise You

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. If your energy and motivation are low …

My Thoughts on Blame and Responsibility

My Thoughts on Blame and Responsibility

Here are some notes I wrote in 2014 about blame and responsibility. Never blame anyone or anything, not even yourself. There’s a difference between blaming and taking responsibility. For example, say you felt as though someone didn’t really like you or was ignoring you because you had been quiet and struggled to talk to them. …

Decluttering 101: How To Decide What To Keep and What To Give Away

Decluttering 101: How To Decide What To Keep and What To Give 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, …