Do you want to make a lasting change?
But sometimes feel you’re going mad?
You want to make that change but somehow day after day… you just don’t manage it?
Disappointingly, each morning you wake up and everything is… exactly the same.
Despite all your determination. All your resolve.
There’s a very good reason that happens.
You probably wear lots of different hats, yes?
I don’t mean like a range of caps, bonnets and Stetsons.
Rather like a stack of metaphorical hats that brings with it responsibilities, demands and tasks – oh boy, lots of tasks!
It feels as if you’re desperately trying to juggle them – circus style, fast, furiously and … flawlessly.
There’s an unseen pressure to do HUGE amounts and to do them all super well.
Tiring. Very, very tiring!
“Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. ~ Oscar Wilde”
Randomly, today I got all caught up looking back over the last ten years of my life.
Bizarre. It wasn’t New Year’s Eve or my birthday, the traditional times to muse, reflect and bemoan… just a little.
Nothing monumental had happened. It was just another, slightly cloudy, Tuesday morning.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.~Natalie Goldberg
Are you keeping up?
Because the pace of modern life is frantic.
And it’s all too easy to fall behind with commitments and responsibilities:
There’s an endless list of expectations and tasks on your already tyrannical to-do list.
You run like a frenzied hamster on a wheel but still can’t keep up.
Because the truth is,Continue reading
What a waste!
You’re as happy as a kid in a sandbox, all set for a positively great day.
And then the flames of discontent start to smoulder…Continue reading
Do you want to halve your worries?
And double your happiness?
Silly question, perhaps. Because there’s probably no one alive who wouldn’t want to worry less.
Sometimes it seems there just aren’t enough hours in the day for all the things we have to worry about.
Because worry is a vicious cycle: the more we worry, the more it sets off a chain reaction of more worry.
But what can you do about it?Continue reading
Do you agree?
Setting goals is very similar to arranging formal dinner parties.
Or maybe you’ve never made the connection?
I hadn’t until last week when I was arranging my own dinner party.Continue reading
It sounds very noble, doesn’t it?
To practice Gratitude.
It has that wonderful aura of something ancient and mystical.
Like a magical sprite in a fairytale that flits hither and thither, turning darkness into light, pain to joy, sorrow to happiness.
In fact it’s been touted as such a cure-all for difficult times and misfortune that it’s becoming something of a joke. A parody.
Just another ‘new age fad’, like hot yoga, or positive thinking. Or coconut oil.
And I confess, I thought the same. Continue reading
Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish Proverb
Are you plagued by worries?
Do negative thoughts keep you awake at night?
Do they scuttle around the inside of your head? Burrow into your brain, scratching at your frayed nerves, gnawing at your happiness?
Worrying your already threadbare peace of mind to tatters?
It’s a vicious cycle of worry and negative thinking. Like a virus, it takes over your life, infecting every part of your happiness.
And like the plague, once you’re infected, you’d best quit making plans.