Personal Development Relationships

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 …

Affirmation
Affirmations

Affirmation – People are Friendly and Approachable

I go into all social interactions with the expectation that people are friendly and approachable, and that the interaction will therefore go well. This means I remain calm and positive about any upcoming interactions. I know that if somebody approached me, I would be friendly towards them – that is the nature of my fellow humans …

Organisation and Productivity Personal Development Sustainable Living

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, …

Mental Health and Wellbeing Personal Development

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 …