5 Steps to Being Productive When Working from Home

Do you find it difficult to transition from home mode into work mode when your commute is bedroom-to-study via Kitchen Central? When you wake in the morning do you, without thought, pick up your phone and check emails? By the time you’ve hopped into the shower, are you already feeling

6 Steps to Managing Anger

Anger is at the forefront of many negative aspects of today’s life; violence, crime, internet trolling and even terrorism usually have anger at the heart of actions. As with all emotions, however, balance is required. After all, we must remember that anger used to power important social

How to Get Out of your Comfort Zone

Eat the same breakfast? Drive the same route to work? Sit in the same chair each evening to watch TV? Watch the same type of film or programme every time you go onto Netflix? Go on the same dog walking route or run the same path every day? Have the same conversations with your partner […]

Over-Committing and How to Say ‘No’

What is over-committing? The dictionary definition is “someone feels obliged to do more than they are capable of”. I think that is spot on if you define capability as time or capacity. How many of us classify ourselves as ‘people pleasers?’ I know I definitely do; I have this ingrained need to

What is Compassion Fatigue?

As we enter Mental Health Awareness Week, I have thought about multiple topics to talk about today. I could keep to the theme of nature and its positive impact on mental health. I could talk about ways to de-stress; self-reflect and being our whole selves. However, I have decided today to talk

How to be Kind to Yourself

One of the biggest impacts on our mental wellbeing is how we treat ourselves. Take a moment to think about how you treat yourself when you make a mistake, fail to reach a goal, or things go wrong. If, like me and most people, you have an unforgiving inner critic, beating you up and filling […]

Wind, Rain, Sand and Positive Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness week will take place from 10th – 16th May and this year the theme is nature, so I thought I’d write a little about what nature means to me and what impact it has on my mental health. For a long time, that is as far as I got with this blog […]

Walk to Health & Happiness this National Walking Month

Every May in the UK we celebrate National Walking Month – a great excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful geography that our island has to offer, not to mention the fantastic mental and physical health benefits that come with being more physically active. There’s something about

How to Become a Morning Person and Improve your Mood

Mornings, I find, are a bit like marmite – you either love them or you hate them. Over the numerous lockdowns we have experienced during 2020/21 I had developed a habit of snoozing later and later each morning. This led to low-mood and feelings of stress and overwhelm when I could not