We typically take the word ego and apply it to someone who has an inflated idea of self-worth, however, the ego is something of our own creation that is not necessarily to do with having high opinions of oneself but an identity we develop and reinforce as our lives progress. This idea of self and other can really limit us, we can be blissfully unaware of it and even when we are aware of it, we can find it exceedingly difficult to keep it in check. Continue reading
If you’ve ever had it bad you know anxiety is a bitch. Stressful situations are supposed to cause anxiety; a reaction we’ve evolved with and one which has been useful for us to continue the species. What I’m talking about is the type of anxiety which can develop in the absence of any seriously stressful situations. The anxiety that we seem to get for no reason that can feel like someone is throttling your soul. Continue reading
Making promises to ourselves is something we all do and sometimes we can find these promises difficult to keep. Breaking a promise we make to ourselves to start a new habit or to move in a certain direction, even once, can make us less inclined to carry on with our intention; keeping these promises is key to staying on the path to where we want to get to. It today’s article we’ll look at a 5 tips on how to keep your promises to yourself. Continue reading
“Above all be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it” ~ Unknown
You might be thinking “I’m always myself, who else am I supposed to be?” I’d ask you to think for just a moment about how many times in the last month you have genuinely been true to yourself. Now take a moment to think how many things that you have said or done were because of fear or because of the way you feel others will expect you to behave. Continue reading
There’s no getting around it, depression absolutely sucks. Feeling helpless and hopeless all the time is a downward spiral and leads to self loathing. Let’s be honest, nobody wants that.
For me the worst thing was my change in activity, my lack of desire to do things. Before I would do all sorts of stuff and always try new things. It lead me to a cycle of having the most boring routine and lack of activity, a self perpetuating run of feeling horrible.
But, there are 12 awesome lessons I have learned from this time in my life. I reckon these are 12 lessons everyone can benefit from. Continue reading
What can and what can’t you control?
There will always be things in the world that you have absolutely no control over. Just before I went to university I was hit by a car and broke my leg, this is a good example of something I had no control over. Continue reading
Expectations are thoughts we have about the future and a projection of how we expect things to be.
We can have good expectations and bad expectations, I want to talk about why I think neither are useful. Continue reading