Until recently, most coaching models have been focusing on creating high individual and team performance and helping people to increase their motivation to take action. Seldom was much consideration given to the effects of that singular focus on our mental health and wellbeing. The coaching world is now catching up with the reality that focusingContinue reading “Are You Functioning, or Languishing?”
We are conditioned to believe that our fear is the result of things we do. This makes intuitively sense, but does the statement hold the whole truth when we look into it in more detail? At first sight, it sounds self-explanatory. Just think of the title of the classic self-help book ‘Feel the Fear andContinue reading “Start Taking Action To Make Your Fear Disappear”
Are you one of these people who think a million thoughts a minute, ruminate about the smallest detail and regularly struggle to find the serenity and peace you crave? Then I really feel for you. The good news is that you are not alone. As a notorious ruminator myself, I sometimes struggle to keep myContinue reading “11 Ways to Stop Overthinking”
The business life of a solopreneur can be relatively lonely at times. As a part-time musician, I sometimes think of it as an one-woman or one-man band where you play all the instruments (some better than others), even though you might hire session musicians for specific parts of the song, or might collaborate with otherContinue reading “8 Strategies for Strengthening Social Engagement”
I know it has been a while since most of us have been able to go on holidays, but perhaps you can still remember your morning routine last time you woke up away from home in your hotel, bed and breakfast, chalet or resort! Most likely, you woke up looking forward to all the excitingContinue reading “The True Reason Why You Are Not Motivated”
I recently asked the following question in my Facebook group for small business owners and solopreneurs: “Does music affect your mental health, whether this is in a positive or negative way”? As various neuroscientists have demonstrated, music has the ability to light up our whole brain. it doesn’t just engage one part of our brain like many other activities do;Continue reading “Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways”
You can remove a lot of the Monday morning overwhelm and stress by planning the day’s tasks in advance.
A good walk has all the benefits of a short meditation, or a mindfulness session. It provides the benefits of physical exercise. It is an excellent opportunity to daydream and plan creative activity. And it fills your heart with gratefulness and appreciation for the beauty our senses deliver to us, helping us to focus on what is worth focusing on in our lives.
Four rules to help you cope with anxiety in these exceptional times of lockdowns, social distancing and social isolation.