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Monday Mojo – Give Yourself Time

How much time do you have on your hands at the moment? It might sound like a strange question when we’re in the middle of another lockdown in the U.K. We could assume that some people have more time, whilst others might say that have less time than ever. Ashley Whillans refers to the latter …

Monday Mojo – Connect the Word

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be? I don’t just mean how you’re feeling, I mean a descriptor that might define you. Nine months ago, you  might easily have said, for example: enthusiastic, driven or focused.  I’m asking because you might not be feeling those things right now, and …

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 – Notice the Surge

Where are your energy levels at right now? As we await further announcements about measures to tackle COVID-19, you might have noticed your energy has shifted. It may have seemed the equivalent of changing up a gear, or changing down. When we are in a crisis, it’s a natural instinct that our energy goes up …

Monday Mojo – Have Wise Hope

It’s been quite the seven days since last week’s mojo hasn’t it? Whilst for many the focus was on the latest rules and restrictions, our attention was also brought towards our communities who – as always – were rallying together to provide help for those most in need.  I’ve noticed this about humankind. When difficulty strikes, people rise. …

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 …

Mind Your Language – Changing the Conversation on Mental Health

This article is released ahead of World Mental Health Day. Content Warning: briefly discusses suicide 10th October is World Mental Health Day, a time when the focus of our attention is drawn towards raising awareness and opening a dialogue about how we think and feel. This is seen by some as arbitrary – we should …

Monday Mojo – Encourage the Praise

Do you tend to get in your own way sometimes? I ask because when things are going well, we can sometimes sabotage our own efforts to get where we want to be. In a world that’s topsy turvy right now, it makes sense if you sometimes question the decisions you make. But when that starts …

Monday Mojo – Ditch Perfect

How are you at deadlines? Sometimes, one of the reasons we leave things until the last minute (i.e. we procrastinate) is because we want things to be “just right”. The problem with perfectionism is that it can hold us back in many ways. As the video below explains, it can leave you feeling safe but …