April Challenges Evaluation

April Challenges – Evaluation

In April, I ambitiously took on 5 challenges for the month! Here’s a reminder of what they were: Get up 4 minutes earlier each day, starting at 8.30am and ending at 6.30am. Cut down on internet procrastination. Work on solo piano pieces, and make notes on them, for 45 minutes each day. Do the Daily …

Food February - Trying to Increase my Weight to a Healthy BMI

‘Food February’ – Trying to Increase my Weight to a Healthy BMI

This is a story from February 2018. I have always been one of those people who can eat loads and never put on weight! Around this time, I got a bit concerned that maybe I was actually too thin. I am 5 foot 7, and my weight tended to range between 7st 13lb and 8st …

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 …

March 2019 Challenge – Practising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness

My challenges: 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. Why did I choose these challenges? I had a lot of different ideas for my challenges this month. I chose these because I …

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How to Get More Exercise Without Putting In Extra Time

It’s a pretty common goal these days to try and increase the amount of exercise we are doing. For some people, this is easy and comes naturally. But for a lot of us, it can be a struggle to motivate ourselves to start up a new or more intense exercise routine, or even to exercise …

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 …