If you think you might have a few people pleasing tendencies, here are my top tips for surviving the Christmas period - and they all require you to act now so find some time to yourself over the next week or so to prioritise YOU!
The brain is made up of 80% fat. But so many of the fad diets out there tell you to pretty much exclude it from your diet. This affects your neuroplasticity and has negative impacts on your brain function.
Often we default to a people pleasing stance because we fear the repercussion of not doing so. Whether that be isolation. conflict, judgement or just the D word (always worse than your parents being cross!), the fear can force us to do things that we don’t want to and then feel bitter about it afterwards.
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Sometimes, we’ve done all the analysis, know our drivers, have a plan, have worked through our positive self talk and are still frozen and putting off action.
Self-care is such a buzz word these days but I think that’s because it’s often what goes out the window when the to-do list gets out of control, without us even noticing. A lot of us find ourselves prioritising the needs of others before ourselves at busy times – the summer holidays being a classic example.
Now that these are over, it’s important to make a choiceful effort to re-prioritise self-care and introduce it in to our routine and our daily to-do list.
Often when we make a significant life change such as a career change or a relocation, we are deciding between a couple of different options. Weighing up the pros and cons of each and understanding the drivers behind all options is key to helping you make the right decision for you.
One of the exercises we use in coaching involves physically immersing yourself in all options and reflecting on how they make you feel.
For so many of us, our relationship with food is psychological. On a basic level, the goal of eating should be to nourish our bodies for survival and ideally, to thrive. Yet how many of us knowingly consume things that are bad for us? Why?
Annually auditing all the relationships you are in can be a mindful and cleansing way to contribute to a happier, more fulfilling life.
We are not only responsible for our food choices we make from a health perspective, but also from an environmental one.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the “should do’s” and the “have to’s”. Move more to the “want to” end of the spectrum.
When so many elements of life are adding to your stress levels, don’t let food be one.
Big highs and lows in blood sugar will cause insulin spikes and impact your cortisol levels. By eating smart at breakfast you can break this sugar roller coaster.
If you are feeling stuck, procrastinating, feeling emotional or using the "I should do", "I ought to" a lot, this could be a sign that what you are doing or trying to do is in conflict with your values.
If I were to ask you want you wanted to achieve this year, what would you say?
Adaptogens are natural substances that work with your body and help them adapt; most notably, to stress. All of of these little guys fight inflammation and generally have a knack for bringing some zen to your adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones. Read on for the ones we recommend.
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