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Monday Mojo – Nudge Your Thinking

What’s occupying your thoughts right now? Whilst some are looking forward to the freedom from restrictions, there’s an understandable wariness about what life will be like. A cautious hope perhaps that we’re coming out of the woods, mingled maybe with some natural post lockdown anxiety. It’s ok if we’re quietly optimistic but somewhat guarded at …

Monday Mojo – Lower the Bar

Do you set high standards for yourself? It’s not a bad thing. By setting a bar, we can push ourselves to set targets and reach our goals. But sometimes those standards can be so high we might feel like we’re failing every day. It might sound dramatic, but here’s how I know: Over the last …

Monday Mojo – Find Your Awe

How are you? It’s a genuine question. I’m asking because if you’re nervously moving into 2021, that’s ok – we’re allowed to be cautious when life has been, well, anything but ok. Whatever you’re feeling right now, it’s valid and it matters. As more of us have moved into Tier 4 in the U.K. we …

Monday Mojo – Speak Your Peace

How patient are you feeling right now? With everything that’s happening in the world, it makes sense if you’re feeling a little tense, with a wish that things would change. And soon.  It’s not just COVID that we’re tired of hearing about; you probably heard there was an election happening in the U.S., as some …

Monday Mojo – Breaking the Circuit

How are you feeling?  It’s a genuine question because you’ve probably noticed it’s actually getting even weirder out there. I didn’t think it was possible, and yet here we are.  At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, I spoke about the importance of finding your language whilst we were hearing new phrases like “sunset clauses”, “social distancing” …

Monday Mojo – Excavate the Unsaid

Do you ever get the impression you’re not getting the full picture from someone?  Sometimes people don’t hold back, and you’re never in any doubt about how they think and feel. Other times, there’s an undertone, where you get a sense something isn’t ok but no one’s really saying anything.  Healthy communication is challenging in …

Monday Mojo – Push the Button

When you think about what you really want, what stops you going for it? A healthy vision of your future might have popped in to your head when you read that, and that might be a place to start. The pandemic has obviously put a few things on hold, but as things slowly return to …

Monday Mojo – Know Your Trigger

What sets you off? It might be the person you hold the door open for, who never says “thank you”.The drivers who don’t indicate.Or something much closer to home. As David Richo explains in his book Triggers,  “We hear mention of a person, place or thing that is associated with an unresolved issue or past trauma and …

Monday Mojo – Style Your Moment

How do you express yourself? From an early age, we are usually programmed to put a lid on difficult emotions. The problem with this is, where those feelings don’t dissipate, they fester. When emotions don’t have an outlet they lay in wait, underground, until something happens and then … pop! Like a cork – there’s …

Monday Mojo – Allow What’s Stuck

How’s your mojo today? I’m asking because there’s still a lot of weirdness in the world right now. News reports saying that life is returning to normal, whilst every day we’re hearing more stories about things that are still going wrong. (It’s why I include things like “What went right this week‘ in my weekly …