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7 Top Tips to Stop Being a People Pleaser

People pleasing involves placing other people’s needs ahead of your own, even if you don’t really want to.

As a habit, it can lead to unhealthy self-neglect and self-sacrifice, which can result in poor physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

In this video, I share seven top tips to help you put an end to people pleasing habits and start to feel more in control of your life again.

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6 Scientifically Grounded Tips for Sleeping Better

Good quality sleep is essential for overall wellbeing. And in particular, it's necessary for maintaining your physical, emotional and mental health.

But sometimes, because of stress, illness, or other life circumstances, it's possible for normal sleeping habits to get disrupted.

When this happens, your day-to-day performance can be negatively affected and your ability to cope can decrease.

In this video, I share six scientifically grounded tips for helping you get back to sleep when you wake up in the night.

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What is Mindset and How to Change It

Your mindset is powerful. It affects how you see the world, and shapes what you do and how you relate to others on a day to day basis.

The type of mindset you have will make a difference to your wellbeing, and also the kind of outcomes you get in your personal and professional life.

In this video, I look at mindset, touch on its potential impact, and share three steps you can take if you want to change your mindset for the better!

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3 Must Have Self-Care Habits

The most common self-care habits tend to be practical activities. For example, getting a good number of hours sleep, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy diet.

Each can be effective, but what might surprise you is that there are other habits you can develop to help lay a foundation for even better self-care.

In this video, I share three self-care habits you may not have ever considered, that when practiced, could actually change your life!

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5 Habits to Become More Confident

If you're into personal development and want to see yourself succeed in life, you'll know growth and success don't come easy.

Among other things, one of the benefits and outcomes of personal growth and success can be increased confidence.

But what if a lack of confidence is the very thing getting in the way of your success in the first place?

In this video, I'm discussing five habits shared by confident people, and how you could start to develop them to boost your confidence too!

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7 Types of Coaching and What You Might Expect From Each

If you're considering working with a coach, you might find it helpful to know about the various types of coaching which exist. Infact, having an awareness of the various categories of coaching available, will make your job of finding a good fit a lot easier.

More people who enquire about working with me in a counselling capacity, are also expressing interest in how I might help them in a coaching context too. Consequently, I explain the difference between counselling and coaching before helping them decide the best option for their needs.

Coaching and counselling are different

Importantly, I point out where there is a distinct difference between coaching and counselling intervention. Essentially, I explain how when working with me in a coaching capacity, they'll be less of a focus on addressing emotional distress or crisis.

In other words, rather than helping them to manage emotions, I emphasise where our efforts will focus primarily on goals. And with this focus, my aim will...

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5 Things to Do When You Make a Mistake

Mistakes are an unavoidable mark of our humanity. And though the extent of damage caused by them varies, as will the steps required to address them, we all have the opportunity to learn and grow from them. So, to simply ignore our mistakes is a mistake in itself.

Like most people, I don't like making mistakes. Such is my dislike of mistakes that I've been known to double or triple check punctuation and grammar on text messages. However, despite being aware of my dislike of making mistakes, I'm of the belief that embracing them is an important part of my development.
So, with mistakes being an inevitable, yet valuable part of our experience, here are five things to consider the next time you make one. Each could prove valuable to your development.

1. Own your mistake

Put differently, take responsibility. In every situation, resist the urge to either duck or skim past what you've done. It's only as you acknowledge and weigh the impact of your mistake, that you'll know how to...
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Mental Toughness & How to Develop It

Why is it some individuals continually achieve their goals while others repeatedly fail? Though success may typically be attributed to intellect, strategy, talent or even genetics, there's one aspect of high achievement which can easily be overlooked. Mental toughness.

What is mental toughness?

Mental toughness is a mindset or personality trait which helps to enable consistent performance under stress. Put differently, it's how well you manage your behaviour when faced with varying degrees of pressure. As such, mental toughness is considered a valuable asset, which when applied, can lead to you excelling in your personal and professional life.

Indeed, we all face struggles, with some being more difficult to manage than others. However, what mental toughness does is allow you to persevere when the odds are against you. Becoming mentally tough is learning how to resist and manage the doubts, setbacks and worries which would ordinarily prevent you from achieving your desired outcomes....

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5 Benefits of Journal Writing & How to Get Started

Are you looking for an effective way to manage stress? Have you ever wondered how you might be able to improve your quality of life? If your answer was, "Yes", then writing a journal could be a solution. But there could also be other benefits to journaling which you may not have anticipated.


Typically speaking, journalling involves writing out your thoughts or feelings. Put differently, it's a practice which enables you to explore life events and the surrounding emotions and thoughts relating to them.

Because of its nature, you may find you write about things you'd ordinarily take to counselling, for example. As a result, journal writing, can be both strategic and therapeutic, whilst simultaneously forming part of your personal learning journey.

The power of journalling

Journaling can be done in various ways, but will usually involve writing in a notebook, diary, or on an electronic device. Writing a journal, even periodically, can be a powerful tool for increasing...

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