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How to navigate your shitty thoughts

Around 80% of our thoughts are negative.  Does that number surprise you? In my twenties I did some volunteering as an Appropriate Adult for vulnerable adults being interviewed by the Police. (Side note: a lot of my mates will have a giggle at me having the title “Appropriate Adult”) 😆 As part of that training we learned about mental health and anxiety provoking thoughts that can lead to behaviour change during interviews. As homework we were told to pay closer attention…

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A tumour is to cancer what thoughts are to depression

Crazy when you think of it that way, but it’s true. It’s the negative thoughts that we choose to think that easily and quickly spiral us downhill. Yes, I said CHOOSE to think. When you’re stuck in a negative thought spiral it can be easy to think that we have no control over our thoughts – but that just isn’t true. It’s not necessarily easy to change your thinking, it doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s worth it. It takes discipline,…

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Learn to soothe yourself when things aren’t going your way

When things aren’t working out the way we want them to, we often find ourselves in a negative headspace about things. When we’re feeling stuck and negative about a challenge we’re going through, it’s really easy for our thinking around it to spiral downhill. We also tend to get really specific about our perceived problems and that can lead to festering thoughts too. For example – if you had to pay the mortgage next week and you knew you didn’t…

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Grab an umbrella {the power of positive thinking}

Are you aware of quite how much your thoughts are influencing your behaviour (and as a result, your decisions and actions)? A good example of how our thoughts impact our behaviour is from the time I spent living in London. Over one summer, we had a few weeks of good sunny weather (almost unheard of in London!) and everyone was noticeably happier. One day, I stepped out of the door and it was grey, rainy and miserable. I shrugged my…

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