Celebrate your own success

Don’t be so hard on yourself

If you are used to be your own worst critic, it can be hard to even realise you are doing it. One thing you can do to reduce your own stress is simply be kinder to yourself.

Acknowledge when you’re awesome!

Part of the reason making lists is useful in so many areas of mental health support is because you can produce a record of all the things you managed to get done. Be proud of that. Use it as evidence against yourself when being self critical. Not only that – reward yourself. Buy yourself a present when you do well.

Forgive yourself

Mistakes are allowed. There is a reason so many successful people talk about the importance of failure:
“success is 99% failure”
“fail quickly and often”
“good choices are the product of experience and experience is the product of bad choices”
…Doing things wrong is normal. So resist the urge to be to hard on yourself when things don’t go to plan.

Take a holiday

Take timeout when you feel you need it. Whatever your are doing will likely be done better and faster if you are more relaxed and refreshed.

Other Resources

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? The first thing that a lot of people think of is someone doing a Yoga position making that cliche “hmmmm” noise…it’s doesn’t have to be anything like that. Mindfulness is about being aware (or as aware as you can be) of the feelings and sensations going on within and around you in

Meditation videos

If you fancy listening to examples of meditations, check out these great videos. Anxiety – 10 minutes Depression – 10 minutes Sleep – 1 hour Learn to let go – 35 minutes Confidence – 27 minutes Self Image and Self Esteem – 11 minutes Detach from Overthinking – 42 minutes

How to Meditate

Like any skill, meditation takes practice.  Below are a few steps you can take to begin a meditation. Set a timer and give it a go!  1) Find a place where you can sit quietly and undisturbed. Keep your posture upright.  2) Set a time limit. If this is your first time, try 5 –

Why Meditate

Why Meditate? Research has shown that meditation can have both physiological and psychological effects.  While researchers do not yet fully understand how meditation works, the benefits are clear.  Positive physiological effects include: a lowered state of physical arousal reduced respiration rate decreased heart rate reduced physiological indicators of stress Some psychological and emotional benefits can

Meditation Definition

Definition Meditation is a practice in which a person uses techniques such as mindfulness, to encourage a state of awareness and focussed attention. This can help achieve a state of mental and emotional calm and stability.  Mindfulness is the ability to be present in the here and now, and have your full attention on what