Welcome to the self-care challenge. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to do something for yourself every day for the next five days. Take part in our challenge and win a self-care package. We’re giving away a prize every month.
I’ve had a cold for over two weeks, and I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned from being ill. To give you some background, my healthy eating plan has slipped over the past few months. I repeated my pattern of starting the year strong, then slowly eating more and more chocolate and cakes and ended up ill with Candida. I had to go on a complete detox of all sugars including alcohol, fruit and sugar substitutes. I was feeling pretty rough due to Candida and subsequent die off symptoms. I started to feel better and then I came down with a flipping cold! On top of all that I’ve had a stressful few weeks at work. Continue reading “Lessons I’ve learned from being ill”
Part two in our dealing with procrastination series
Sometimes the best way to deal with procrastination is to ‘just do it’. My default behaviour is to avoid, delay and make excuses. Although I’ve often found the advice to ‘just do it’ a little harsh, I find that when I do that it usually benefits me.
Part one in our dealing with procrastination series
I would hazard a guess that most, if not all of us, procrastinate on a regular basis. One way to overcome procrastination is to “bang a nasty job off” (BANJO), in the words of my friend Emjet Hassan. Brian Tracy calls it “Eating a frog for breakfast.” The idea is that we do our most difficult task or tasks first thing in the morning.
We all experience what we perceive to be negative emotions and it can be tempting to repress such feelings. I believe it’s important to embrace your emotions, so you can process them and move through them. Continue reading “Embrace your Emotions”
If you’re having a bad day, this blog post can help you to turn it around. It will help you to “turn that frown upside down”, in the words of fellow ICR presenter Jeremy Frost. Here are my tips to help you cope when you’re having a bad day:
It’s important to remember to focus on the positive. This is something I need to remind myself of this week. I went for another job interview and once again I didn’t get the job. Needless to say I’m disappointed. I have faith though, that everything happens for a reason and that something better is on the way.
I want to tell you that it’s okay not to be okay. I’m holding my hands up and confessing that the last few weeks, since my Grandma died, have been tough. I’ve felt low, tired and tearful. I’ve felt like a hypocrite. Continue reading “It’s okay not to be okay”