Calmness Mini Tip No. 3 - Stop Thinking About Thinking

Calmness Mini Tip No. 3 – Stop ‘Thinking About Thinking’

Our thoughts can have a big impact on how we feel. Sometimes, when I allow my thoughts to wander, unhelpful thought patterns can start to enter my mind. I worry about upcoming events, replay past situations in my mind, and visualise worst-case scenarios. This often happens when I am out for a walk, in the …

Calmness Mini Tip No. 2 - Think of the Anxiety-Inducing Situation as a Meditation

Calmness Mini Tip No. 2 – Think of the Anxiety-Inducing Situation as a Meditation

There may be certain situations in your life that tend to trigger anxiety. For me, it’s music rehearsals and performances. I find it helps to think of those situations as a form of meditation. I do this by visualising myself in my own bubble of calm, separate from the events that are taking place around …

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 …

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 …

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)

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 and towards new things (including blogging and creating an environmentally friendly lifestyle). This means I am regularly finding myself in a position of being asked to do something that I …