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Life Skills – 4 Key Traits That Will Help You Get Through The Unexpected In Life

life skills

When we think of unexpected events in our life, they can range in many different ways. Whether it be something as small as forgetting your wallet when you go out or something more significant such as a death in the family. People are surprised at how quickly the unexpected can hit us and change whatever is going on in our …

stop overthinking

How to stop overthinking

If you’re anything like me, you find it hard to stop overthinking. I worry about what others think of me, I worry about what might happen in the future…I just worry! There are times when I find it almost impossible to stop overthinking but there are specific strategies that you can use to reduce the amount of time you spend …

faith over fear

Let your faith be bigger than your fear

Fear stops us from doing many things in life-it might stop us from asking someone out because we fear the rejection. Fear might stop us from applying for a job as we worry that we will fail. Fear is like a huge ball and chain around our ankle stopping us from living our best lives. Different types of faith I …

control

The illusion of control

Control is a myth We all want to be in charge of our lives and feel safe. We like to feel we are in charge of our lives and have choices. In other words, we seek to influence others and our surroundings in order to feel safe. Ultimately, it’s all about feeling safe. Most of us have an intolerance to …

uncertainty

11 Ways to love and embrace uncertainty

We all have to face uncertainty in life. In fact, it is one of the top contributors for anxiety, depression and stress these days. There are ways to love and embrace uncertainty and it makes sense to see uncertainty as your friend rather than your foe because just about everything in life is uncertain. Common uncertainties: Will my partner love …

worrying

What you didn’t know about worry

We worry because we are afraid of uncertainty. Considering that uncertainty is a fact of life, worry is sure to be a major component of our lives. But it doesn’t have to be… What you didn’t know about worry may surprise you. We worry in an attempt to reduce uncertainty. Many people believe that worry keeps them safe. They believe …

self doubt

How to overcome self doubt

Everyone feels self doubt at times. But it’s when self doubt stops you from moving forward that it becomes a problem. Procrastination often goes hand in hand with self doubt and the more we overthink it, the worse it gets. So how do you overcome self doubt? The trick is to acknowledge self doubt but do what you fear anyway. …

uncertainty

How to cope with uncertainty

No one likes or welcomes uncertainty. It can leave us feeling unsafe and vulnerable not knowing what will happen in the future. We do our best to anticipate problems, in our eternal quest to control our environment in order to feel safer. We stock up on insurance, we eat well and we try to anticipate danger. The truth though, is …

tolerate uncertainty

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

Would it really be that good if we could have certainty abut everything? Think about it. Tolerating uncertainty definitely has it’s advantages. Imagine knowing exactly how your life would unfold. You would know about the first heartbreak but still have to go through it. You would know the date of your death and how you would die…no thanks! When someone …

Change is inevitable

    Change is inevitable An indisputable fact of life is that change is a continuous process that we all have to adapt to. Life moves on and we get older. The seasons come and go and people come and go from our lives too. Sometimes change is positive  such as the arrival of a new baby or moving into …