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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 – 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 – 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 – Cultivate Your Resilience

There is so much going on in the world right now that it’s proving hard to know what the right thing is to say or do. The impact of recent weeks, and even recent days, will affect us all in different ways, which is probably why so many well-being websites are focusing on the importance …

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 – 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 …

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 …