How To Boost Your Mental Health If You’re Feeling Done With 2020

There are ways to look after yourself even if things don’t feel like they are getting any easier. Stress is surging as life during Covid-19 stretches on. During the first lockdown back in April, almost three quarters of people said they were coping well with the stress of the pandemic. Flash forward to November this…

Why celebrating Christmas is good for your mental health

From birthdays to weddings and graduations, this year has seen many personal celebrations cancelled, while communal festivities such as Bonfire Night, Eid and Diwali either haven’t been celebrated or have been more subdued. So it might feel tempting to downplay Christmas too, especially with concerns that people mixing more freely could lead to a third…

Tips for wellbeing this Christmas!

With Christmas edging closer now is the perfect time to embrace the festive cheer! However, that doesn’t mean your Christmas wellbeing has to take a pounding!  We believe that Christmas wellbeing is achievable! These 10 TOP WELLBEING TIPS will help you to step into the New Year a happier, healthier you 1. Savour the moments – disconnect…

Midweek Update: 16 December

Good Morning What a week!  What a year!  We are still absolutely buzzing to have won the Wellbeing Award.  Once again, thank you all so much for making this site what it is.  This will be my last midweek update for 2020.  I hope you all have a great break and Merry Christmas to those…

Feeling The December Dread? Therapists Have These Tips For You

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Except when it isn’t. It’s not uncommon to feel dread come December. Sure, some people will look forward to the festive pile-up of cooking, eating, entertaining, socialising and decorating that’s part and parcel of the season. “But, very often Christmas can be a very tricky time of…

Article: A Complete Guide to the Science of Self-Talk

Over at medium.com Brian Pennie shares his story and a guide to self talk. Check out the full article here. I also wrote recently on the topic of self talk and more widely on the topic of self deprecation. Read my blog entry here

Blog: Self Deprecation Achieves Nothing. Lets stamp it out!

I am worthless. I am pathetic. What Am I doing here? I am an imposter. I cannot do this. Do you tell yourself these things? Its called self-deprecation.  And let me tell you one thing, self-deprecation solves nothing and will only make you feel down / sad / bad / worthless. The way you talk…

MIDWEEK: 2 December 2020

Good Afternoon It was a relatively quiet weekend for me.  I managed to get a few presents sorted in the Black Friday sales and also put the Christmas tree up a little earlier than normal (what is normal these days?!).  Yesterday was 1st December and this meant the return of the ‘Elf on the Shelf’…

Article: 39 Totally Free Gift Ideas

With all the gifting that comes with the holiday season, your bank account is probably in need of some out-of-the-box ideas that don’t involve more shopping. Besides, creating gifts for the ones that matter most always gets a better reaction than say, that seriously expensive gift you splurged on at the last minute that you…

Blog: Maybe I am dreaming out loud

I have to admit, yesterday was a pretty bad day for me. The news of the new Tier system for England was really the icing on the cake to cap off a day where I was already feeling off.  But today is another day, and I am aiming to end my week on a more…