I saw this picture and thought, ‘What a beautiful place to live!’. Then I wondered if the people who live there appreciate how pretty it is. Would they look at where I live and wistfully think the same thing?! Familiarity sometimes becomes a fog that prevents us from seeing what’s right in front of us. When is the last time you looked at your home and surroundings with fresh eyes? Can you think back to a time, years ago, when you day-dreamed about what your future home woul
To develop your level of resilience, your mindset must be programmed so that you are ‘Open for Business‘ in terms of personal growth. Experiences (both good and bad) are a wasted opportunity for personal growth if you don’t reflect on them and identify what you have learned from them. In the Resilience Hub this week there is a new video with 14 ways to make small changes in attitude and behaviour, that will ultimately help create and embed a resilient mindset. If you haven’t
This tells us that when we do take action, even if we lack confidence or self-belief, we can usually perform at least as well as anyone else. And it also tells us that our noisy and opinionated Inner Critic has a measurable negative impact on how we perform. The more we fret, worry and listen to our Inner Critic, the more these thoughts become automatic. We train our brains into thinking negatively. And then our decisions, perceptions and behaviours become influenced by thes
THINK RESILIENCE IS ABOUT ‘TOUGHING IT OUT’? It’s not! Resilience is not about hardening your shell, putting up a defensive wall around your emotions, fixing a gritted smile on your face or maintaining a ‘stiff upper lip’. It’s also not about ignoring your emotions when you face an upsetting challenge.
One of the most important features of resilience is flexibility, rolling with what life throws at you, bending with the wind instead of breaking. If you are finding yourself ‘