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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 – Return to Simplicity

How complicated does your life feel today? If you can sit back where you are in a joyful glow that life is a piece of cake right now, then genuinely that’s wonderful. Please celebrate the win with at least one cup of tea and a rich tea biscuit. (Gretchen Rubin explains why it’s scientifically important …

Monday Mojo – Find Your Word

What word sums up how you’re feeling today? It might be:Tired.Frustrated. Motivated. Or all / none of the above. The thing about feelings is they can change in an instant.  For example, you arrive at work full of the joys of spring, only to find a snotty email from someone that sets the tone for …

Monday Mojo – Do One Thing

How much have you got on your to-do list today? If like many of us, your list is growing ever longer, you’ll know what it’s like to reach 5pm (if that’s even close to when you finish) most days and wonder how much you’ve achieved. According to Dr Megan Reitz, the ‘average’ employee is interrupted at …

Monday Mojo – Embrace the Infinite

What is getting your time and attention right now? It might be work. It might be a relationship. Or it might be a cause close to your heart. For some, it’s raising money for worthwhile charities. For others, it’s helping people in need.  But what if one of your worthwhile causes was you? By that, …

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 …

Monday Mojo – Heal It Slowly

How are you with unfinished business? Many of us lock things away. And sometimes that feels helpful at the time. We put it in a box. Close the lid tightly. And leave it for “another day”. Making room for difficult emotions leaves us feeling vulnerable; it feels counter-intuitive to let our true feelings show – …

Monday Mojo – Check Your Weather

If you had to take the temperature of your life right now, what would it be? Whether it feels nice and pleasant, or cloudy with a chance of meatballs, sometimes it’s good to stop and take a measure of your environment.   When we are struggling with something difficult it might be because our confidence …

Monday Mojo – Fix the Loop

How well do you cope when things go a bit pear-shaped? When someone sends you a snotty email or text message, is your impulse to respond straight away? When things are difficult, do you reach for the biscuit tin or a cigarette or a glass of wine?  There’s no judgement here. I’m the first to …

Monday Mojo – Be Your Bliss

What does it actually mean to be happy? We’ve literally been exploring the subject of happiness for thousands of years. Around 2500 years ago, the Buddha saw happiness as freedom from craving (e.g. it’s healthier to focus on being, rather than doing or having). A little while later, Zhuangzi introduced the idea of “going with the flow”. In more …