Tag: progress

”The negativity of the world can’t put you down, unless you allow it to get inside you”

The above quote is easier said than done when we are constantly surrounded by negativity, tragedy, pain and loss. If we were raised by mentally ill, abusive parents, the negativity that we carry with us takes years to change in therapy. It is a… Continue Reading “”The negativity of the world can’t put you down, unless you allow it to get inside you””

The importance of persistence

When some of us decide to take on a new goal, we tend to put in a lot of effort at the beginning and then as time progresses we don’t sustain the same effort to reach it. This is sometimes the case when people… Continue Reading “The importance of persistence”

Facebook page

Dear friends, I have added a facebook community page recently, which I am hoping to also use as a platform to talk about issues regarding self-improvement, practicing self-compassion, dealing with dysfunctional/toxic people and how to stop people pleasing! If you are on facebook, then… Continue Reading “Facebook page”

Take control of your own healing

Every healing journey is unique to each person. No journey should be judged, minimised or discounted. Whether it is childhood abuse, emotional, sexual or physical abuse, domestic abuse, grief, a single trauma or multiple traumas, nobody has the right to criticize someone else’s journey.… Continue Reading “Take control of your own healing”

Surround yourself with supportive people

When you suffer from a mental illness it is very difficult to feel hopeful when you are really struggling.Every day can be a battle and those negative thoughts can be very hard to silence. Sometimes feelings can overcome you at the most inappropriate times… Continue Reading “Surround yourself with supportive people”

Unhelpful thinking styles/Cognitive distortions

This link below gives you a useful list of all the unhelpful thinking styles that we might use in our daily lives.For those of you who suffer from depression or anxiety, keeping an eye on your thinking style is really important. Try and challenge… Continue Reading “Unhelpful thinking styles/Cognitive distortions”

Tips on forming a healthy relationship after you’ve experienced an emotionally abusive one

It can be quite worrying to think about a new relationship especially if the previous one was emotionally scarring for you. Emotional abuse in an intimate relationship can erode you self-esteem, your trust and your ability to believe in the possibility of healthy love.… Continue Reading “Tips on forming a healthy relationship after you’ve experienced an emotionally abusive one”

Our choices have to reflect our values

I have met many people who have very strong morals and values and are stuck working in a company that doesn’t reflect these in the slightest. I have also met people who are lucky enough to actually have a job that reflects their values… Continue Reading “Our choices have to reflect our values”

Tackle goals one at a time

When you have set yourself a goal that you want to reach, you might set the actions you want to take (to achieve your goal) too high! By too high I mean that they aren’t achievable due to many factors such as lack of… Continue Reading “Tackle goals one at a time”

Real change sometimes requires patience..

How many times have you found yourself trying something new and giving up after the 1st try? What are your thoughts? Do you make excuses to avoid trying again? Are you embarassed because others witnessed you make a mistake? Or are you one of… Continue Reading “Real change sometimes requires patience..”