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Blue Monday and Why it Matters

Blue Monday is the name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using …

Monday Mojo – Balance Your Busy

How busy are you these days? On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being enough time to kick back with a boxset and a brew, and 10 being “seriously, I’m that busy I’m forgetting to breathe” have a think about where you are on a busy-ness level. Last week, I talked about reinventing your time, exploring your …

Monday Mojo – Reinvent Your Time

How is your relationship with time? You might have noticed it’s hard to escape it in our Industrial Age. There’s the clock on your ‘phone. Your FitBit if you have one. Your computer. The car dashboard. You might have an online calendar.Maybe a meal or fitness schedule. Everything, it seems, is controlled by time.  That’s …

New Year Mojo – Take Up Space

How are you feeling? It’s been a tense week for some, and in the next couple of days we will say goodbye not just to another year –   but an entire decade; and wow, what a decade it’s been right? In some ways, 2019 has been a year of national positives that we can all be …

Christmas Mojo-Ho-Ho – Ease the Pressure

How are you doing? It’s all a bit frantic out there isn’t it? People doing last-minute shopping. Not being able to look at one more mince pie.Asking yourself if it’s too early to take the decorations down yet. Even if you’re not gripped by the festive season, you might still be feeling The Pressure. And by …

New Year, New You? No need! Forget resolutions, and try this

It’s around this time of year that the “New Year, New You” push starts, and all the malarkey that it’s time for a “better” you is in every corner of your news feed. Honestly, it’s exhausting. People have enough to be dealing with in this day and age, without the impression that they’re not already …

Monday Mojo – Risk Forward

How do you cope with not knowing?  In a digital age where we can have answers at our finger tips, there’s something unsettling about situations where we just. don’t. know.  21st century living has been described as VUCA:• Volatile• Uncertain• Complex• Ambiguous.  One of the reasons, Margriet Sitskoorn explains, may be that on a daily basis, we …

Managing Uncertainty – How to create a “Not-Knowing” Plan

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation that develops into or exacerbates anxiety, you’ll understand the difficulty created by uncertainty. Where possible, it helps to take positive action, identifying helpful steps forward, or developing goals to help you get where you want to be. But this isn’t always an option when you’re dealing with …

Monday Mojo – Bring the Balance

How balanced does life feel right now? When we think about feeling centred, we might align this with feeling happy.When all our ducks are in a rowWhen life is ticking along nicelyWhen we feel a sense of peace. If life feels like it’s where it needs to be for you right now, that’s genuinely awesome.  But …