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For many of us at the moment, things are undoubtedly tough. And, as human beings, we have developed many ways to make it even tougher than it needs to be. For example, sometimes we catastrophise, taking a bad situation and imagining everything getting worse and worse...

My mojo has locked down!

Usually, I have energy abound for my work and a passion for even the smallest things in life. However, in these strange times, I’ve sometimes felt dog-tired for no particular reason; long since forgotten aches and pains have crept back, slyly whispering ‘go to bed’...
Working from home with the family in tow

Working from home with the family in tow

  Many of us are used to working from home. We’ve probably got some sort of routine sorted out and various tricks we use to motivate ourselves. And, on those rare occasions when we are not feeling motivated, there isn’t usually anyone around to notice if we watch a...
Working from home with the family in tow

Tempering lockdown anxiety

As the Covid-19 lock down loomed, I found myself listening to and watching blanket news coverage, thinking this would help me feel calmer. However, I gradually realised that my need to stay constantly informed while simultaneously trying to keep to my BC (before...
Working from home with the family in tow

Flipping out?

For many of us, staying mentally strong through this scary time will be just as important as maintaining our physical health. While it’s advisable to recognise rather than suppress our fearful thoughts, it’s also helpful to find ways of making sure that our...

5 steps to being more confident

There is a real aura that surrounds someone who is truly confident. It’s an authenticity, a comfortable relaxed presence that in itself inspires confidence in others. A confident person is someone who knows what they want and how they think, but who doesn’t believe...

2019 – Ready to Launch!

Did anyone else watch the clock cross its annual threshold and feel a bit underwhelmed? I am surprised that I have come to feel this way, because I am Scottish, and New Year when I was growing up was a very, very big deal. In Scotland, New Year was a much bigger deal...
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