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23 hours ago

If you keep having the same negative thought or you're worried about something repeatedly, check to see if it carries a message. Is there something you need to do, or some lesson you need to learn or heed, but you're just not doing it? A thought with a message or where an action is required will keep coming back until you do something about it. Trying to avoid it or hoping that it will go away, rarely works; it keeps coming back for a reason.Therefore, where possible, you should deal with it immediately, or if it's not something you can resolve that day, put a plan in place and then choose to stop worrying about it, safe in the knowledge that you have it under control. If a repetitive thought doesn't have a message, it's likely to be an automatic one, i.e. you've had it so often that you don't even have to think consciously to create it. If that's the case, you can change it using any of the techniques mentioned in MM No 2, Change Your Thoughts. Remember, you create your thoughts, and, therefore, you can control them, changing any that aren’t serving you for more realistic ones.Excerpt from 100 Motivational Moments - MM No 10 - Repetitive Message Thoughts - available on Amazon NOW!#100MotivationalMoments #100MM #resilience #mentaltoughness ... See MoreSee Less
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Motivational Moment No 10 - Repetitive Message Thoughts - excerpt from my new book 100 Motivational Moments, available NOW on Amazon.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1702293289?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860 #emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Distorted, unrealistic thinking patterns can often result in worry, upset and overall general negativity. In the extreme, it can lead to depression and anxiety disorders. We don't wake up one morning with distorted thinking. It's typically conditioned/programmed; built up over many years. However, it’s rarely a reflection of reality.Distorted thinking can also become automatic. As with 'automatic thoughts' described in MM No 7, we can use a similar set of questions to break them down, allowing us to analyse whether they are accurate. If you recognise that you may be distorting your thinking, ask yourself the following questions:1. Which distortion am I applying (see MM No 8)?2. What evidence do I have that it's true?3. What is a more realistic thought? Once you bring consciousness to your thoughts, recognising where you may be distorting them, you can interrupt those patterns by actively choosing more realistic ones to replace them.Excerpt from 100 Motivational Moments - MM No 9 - Changing Distorted Thinking - available on Amazon NOW!#100MotivationalMoments #100MM #resilience #mentaltoughness #stress #anxiety #change #stress #success #performance #stressfree #anxietyfree #strongmentalhealth #bestlife #bestself #happy #managethoughts ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Motivational Moment No 9 - Changing Distorted Thinking - excerpt from my new book 100 Motivational Moments, available NOW on Amazon.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1702293289?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860#emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Unhelpful thinking patterns (or cognitive distortions) are ways that your mind convinces you that your thoughts are real, without any actual evidence. These distortions reinforce negative thinking, giving us false confirmation that our thoughts are rational and accurate. Distorted thinking includes:1. Black/white thinking – discounting shades of grey.2. Over-generalising – seeing a negative situation as evidence that everything is negative.3. Jumping to conclusions – making a negative interpretation or prediction without proof.4. Magnifying or minimising – thinking something is better or worse than it is. 5. Discounting positives – purely focusing on negatives.6. Mindreading – believing you know what others are thinking about you.7. Labelling (self and others) – assigning an emotive label, even where there is evidence to the contrary.Again, being aware of your internal dialogue is crucial. Check any negative thoughts against this list and actively challenge any distorted thinking, replacing it with something more realistic. Look out for any patterns. Excerpt from 100 Motivational Moments - MM No 8 - Distorted Thinking Patterns. Available on Amazon NOW!#resilience #mentaltoughness #emotionalintelligence #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Motivational Moment No 8 - Distorted Thinking Patterns - excerpt from my new book 100 Motivational Moments, available NOW on Amazon.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1702293289?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860#emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Getting outside and walking, running or cycling for just 15 minutes has been scientifically proven to reduce stress... Here's my take on it!#emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Automatic negative thoughts are habitual and persistent, making them seem more believable; they result from unconsciously creating deep neural pathways in the brain. The more you have a particular thought (positive or negative), the deeper the neural connection becomes making it easier to access. After a while, it becomes automatic.To combat negative automatic thoughts, practise tuning into your inner dialogue. As soon as you recognise any negativity, stop and challenge your thinking. Ask yourself:1. Is this thought true?2. How do I know it's true? What evidence do I have?3. What is a more realistic thought?When you stop and challenge your negative thoughts, create a pattern interrupt. Each time you interrupt that old habit, it's like scratching a CD, it won't play the same again, and you'll be able to create new, more realistic thoughts. Over time, the new connection will deepen creating a new automatic thought – hopefully, a more positive one!Excerpt from 100 Motivational Moments - MM No 7 - Automatic Thoughts - available on Amazon NOW!#inspiration #dailyinspiration #resilience #success #coaching #stressfree #anxietyfree #stressmanagement #mentaltoughness #emotionalintelligence #procrastination #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

How I spend the hour I have between webinars.... literally on the floor looking after my back! #badback #keepatit #backcare #selfcare #lookafteryourself #dailyinspiration #stress #aniexty #emotionalntelligence #stressfree ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Motivational Moment No 7 - Automatic Thoughts - excerpt from my new book 100 Motivational Moments, available NOW on Amazon.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1702293289?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860#emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Our brains can't tell the difference between something real and something vividly imagined. When you vividly imagine something, positive or negative, your brain interprets it as factual, and you experience all the associated emotions and feelings with that thought, good or bad.To explain, when you read a book, you aren't physically experiencing what you're reading, and yet you feel like you are; you may laugh or cry, but it isn't physically happening to you.Suppose you’re a negative thinker or someone who excessively worries, imagining worse case scenarios in minute detail. Your mind interprets those worries and fears as being real. When that happens, it triggers The Stress Response (our primal fight, flight, freeze response) releasing biochemicals into the bloodstream, which can, in the long term, have adverse effects on your health.Make a conscious decision to halt your negative thoughts and focus on what you want rather than what you don't. As you do this, you will be conditioning your nervous system for success rather than failure. Exerpt from 100 Motivational Moments - MM No 6 - Real Vs Imagined Thoughts - available on Amazon NOW!#100MotivationalMoments #100MM #resilience #mentaltoughness #stress #anxiety #change #stress #mentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

The first of 20 ‘Building Personal Resilience’ webinars in the bag! Another 19 to go with 200 participants over the next 3 weeks 😁💪🏼❤️#emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Motivational Moment No 6 - Real v Imagined Thoughts - excerpt from my new book 100 Motivational Moments, available NOW on Amazon.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1702293289?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860#emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Have you ever noticed that if you're in a bad mood, things tend to spiral and you end up attracting more negative thoughts, people and situations to you? It's not a coincidence; in fact, it's quite the reverse. For example, you start the day feeling positive and upbeat, but one negative thing happens, like stubbing your toe on the dresser. Before you know it, your day deteriorates into a ball of negativity.'Like attracts like’ is a universal law; whatever energy you put out (positive or negative) you will attract more of the same back.Therefore, it's essential to be conscious of your thoughts, changing any negative ones as soon as you notice them. Recognising thoughts that aren't serving you is the difficult part; changing them is relatively easy.We can't always control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. When you consciously CHOOSE to be optimistic and practise positive expectation, i.e., things will work out well; you will undoubtedly begin to attract more positive things to you. Excerpt from 100 Motivational Moments - MM No 5 - Like Attracts Like - available from Amazon NOW!#100MotivationalMoments #100MM #resilience #mentaltoughness #stress #anxiety #change #stressmanagement #stressfree #mentalhealth #bestself #bestlife ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Motivational Moment No 5 - Like Attracts Like - excerpt from my new book 100 Motivational Moments, available NOW on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1702293289?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860 #emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

When we experience strong negative emotions in reaction to a real or perceived threat (such as worrying), we trigger The Stress Response. Our brain releases cortisol and adrenaline to give us a short burst of energy, enabling us to run, fight or freeze. Over time, these neurochemicals not only build up in our bloodstream, but they can become addictive. We can also become addicted to ‘happy hormones’, e.g. runners often crave the neurochemicals (endorphins and dopamine, etc.) that get released due to exercise.When you feel stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed for any length of time, your body gets used to adrenaline and cortisol production. Subsequently, when you start to manage your emotions (using this book’s techniques), these chemicals' release will reduce.In response, your brain may attempt to 'create' stress (e.g. via a worrisome thought) in an attempt to force the release of the stress chemicals it is craving. When that happens, recognise it for what it is; acknowledge it, then let any negativity go. The techniques from MM No 2 – Change Your Thoughts will work for this. Excerpt from 100 Motivational Moments - MM No 4 - The Stress Response. Available on Amazon NOW!#stressfree #resilience #mentaltoughness #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Motivational Moment No 4 - The Stress Response - excerpt from my new book 100 Motivational Moments, available NOW on Amazon.#emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

I highly recommend this book. I’ve been listening to the audiobook while I’ve been walking. It’s brilliant. Best self development book I’ve read in a long time. @jamesclear 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #atomichabits #emotionalintelligence #leadership #leadershipdevelopment #mindfulness #mentalhealth #executivecoach #resiliencecoach #stressfree #stressrelief #stressreduction #stressmanagement #resilience #mentaltoughness #dailyinspiration #100MM #100motivationalmoments ... See MoreSee Less
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