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How Burnout Can Strike Even When You Love What You Do

How many of us left the corporate world to go and set up in business on our own?

How many of us thought that – because we were leaving corporate to do something we really, really love, that we wouldn’t suffer from burnout?

Not true is it! Read more

Emotional Intelligence: Why Is It So Important For Entrepreneurs?

I remember the first book I read when I started studying hypnotherapy – it was Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence. Written in 1996, it still remains relevant to this day, perhaps even more so now in the way we conduct our thinking and our response to everyday events and situations in our lives. Read more

How To Get Motivated To Exercise (when you really can’t be…bothered)

Do you feel like you really should go and do some exercise, but have zero motivation to go and do it? You’ve probably heard it many times that regular exercise helps with improving your mental health and wellbeing (and of course you know that already) yet still, it feels like such a mission to get started? Maybe you’ve joined a gym in the hope of getting yourself to some classes or doing a workout, but so far your average of twice a month is costing you double figures per visit! Read more

Feeling Frazzled? 5 Things To Do Right Now To Help You Reset & Refocus

You’re sitting at your desk. You’ve got so much to do, you don’t even know where to start. You feel so behind. Your eyes are tired from staring at the screen, and your shoulders are aching and full of tension. You try really hard to focus, but the harder you try, the harder it gets. Read more

Dealing With Disappointment

Disappointment. We’ve all felt it at some point: the job you didn’t get, the relationship that didn’t work out, the missed appointment, the house sale that fell through. Big ones and little ones, disappointment is part of human life, but it most certainly doesn’t feel like that at the time! Read more

New Year’s Resolutions Already Failing? Here’s Why…

We are now into the second full week of January and apparently it is this week that a third of people who have set new year’s resolutions are likely to give up.

If that’s you, it’s not too late to resurrect those resolutions, and be more successful this time around with a few tweaks. Here’s some ideas you might not have thought about as to why you might have given up on your goals already. Read more

Why Jumping To Conclusions Is Bad For Your Mental Health (and how to stop doing it)

How many times have you sent an important email or text to someone, expecting a quick reply and when it doesn’t come, think to yourself: why haven’t they replied? Have I said the wrong thing? Are they ignoring me? What’s going on! I’m obviously not that important to them!

And of course, because we start thinking like that, we might feel some anxiety coming on, or even get cross or irritable when we think about that person.  Before we know it, we’ve had an entire conversation with them in our head. Read more

Procrastination

What To Do When Everything Feels Really Hard

Do you ever feel like everything is just too hard?

Even the most everyday tasks feel like too much to deal with? There’s no food in the house but the idea of walking around that supermarket (kids or no kids) feels exhausting. You haven’t exercised for weeks but the thought of going for a run in this weather feels impossible. The inbox of emails is piling up, but it feels too overwhelming to deal with them.  Read more

How To Talk To Your Doctor About Depression

When you’re in the midst of depression and constant low mood, it’s really difficult to actually verbalise how you’re feeling, or flag that you need help, even to family and close friends – let alone a doctor.  All sorts of thoughts can go through your mind. What if they don’t believe me? What if I can’t remember what to say? It feels embarrassing having to admit it.  What if they give me medication that makes me feel worse? Read more

What are the symptoms of depression?

What Are The Symptoms Of Depression?

Google is a great resource.

It can show you the words people are typing in, around any given topic.  As I specialise in helping people who are struggling with depression, I thought it worth checking out.  Did you know, the words typed into Google more than anything else, when it comes to depression, is: “depression test”? Read more