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Feeling stuck? How to find a new perspective.

Posted on 3 February 2019

I used to work at a mental health charity with a lovely lady called Diane. She often talked to people about climbing mountains. “When you spend all your time looking up”, she would say, “you miss out on seeing how far you have come”.

Setting big goals can be exciting. Sometimes it is necessary. But the higher the mountain, the more likely we are to feel that we have made no progress.

Here are my top tips for finding a new perspective of progress when you feel as though you’re going nowhere fast.

5 easy ways to take control of your inner critic

Posted on 13 January 2019

Inner critics can be very chatty. Here are some ideas to help you turn down the volume on nagging negativity so that you can chase after your dreams. 1. Try giving your inner critic a silly voice Experiment by giving your inner critic a silly voice and see what happens. Perhaps imagine them speaking in a really high pitched tone or make them talk r e a l l y  s l o w l y. It is much harder to take the inner critic seriously when it sounds comical. 2. Do some Heuristic Research This is about giving yourself permission to try something different simply to see what happens. The important thing to remember is that you’re not aiming for a particular outcome.…