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Monday Mojo – Identify Your Signs

How do you know when you’re reaching your tipping point? Pretty much everybody has one. Unless you have the composure of someone like Pema Chödrön, chances are there will be times when it feels like situations are getting on top of you. For some people, stress is caused by too much pressure:• Workload• Demands on …

Monday Mojo – Build Your Strategy

What’s your strategy for this week?  I ask because we’re hearing about the importance of having one on a daily basis.  As the lockdown continues, we are watching other nations prepare to bring some of their restrictions to an end. Eyes nervously turn to other countries to see how they’re coping; what works and what doesn’t. …

Monday Mojo – Take Small Wins

How’s your concentration been? In the U.K. we are entering our third week of lockdown. It makes sense if your mind just won’t sit still right now. Life feels uncertain and challenging in ways we never expected. And then, there’s the “influencers” . You’ll know the ones I mean. They’re the high-energy people saying this …

Monday Mojo – Find Your Language

Well it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? You’ve probably noticed, we’re learning new language every day.   We’ve heard terms like ‘self-isolation’, ‘social distancing’, ‘herd immunity’ and ‘sunset clauses’. We’re being told we’re “on a trajectory”, which Russell Brand said (for him) went from “I don’t believe this is happening”, to “how can I …

Tips for Managing Anxiety During COVID-19 and Beyond

If you’re starting to feel the overwhelm of all the recent news, you’re not alone. The feeling is literally global. People are taking different views, some are panicking, some are minimising – both are potentially responses to fear. We know when we go through a prolonged period of stress, our brain and body will feel …

Monday Mojo – Take Your Time

When we are being challenged from all directions, it’s tempting to distract ourselves away from the problem or try and numb it out. We might try and pretend it didn’t happen or rush ourselves into feeling better.  This is especially the case when some friends – even professionals – tell you that “all you have …

Monday Mojo – Protect Your Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? During my workshops, I sometimes joke about a vacuum cleaner advert. (Bear with me, I promise this will make sense.) You might have seen it on TV: it’s the one that says that you need it because it’s going to change your life. The advertiser says you can hoover …

Monday Mojo – Create Your Kit

Have you ever noticed how sometimes the smallest objects can lift your mood? Things like:• a splash of perfume• your favourite lippy• a quote that inspires In my car, I have a little bag of lavender. It’s been there for years, but if I give it a gentle squeeze it still gives off a wonderful …

Monday Mojo – Pick Your Colour

What colour matches your mood today? Colours mean different things to people across cultures and traditions: some people associate red with love, others see it as a signal for danger or passion. Blue might be an indicator of calm or for sadness. The latter is one reason today has been labelled “Blue” Monday, when some …

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 …