The first two weeks of the miracle morning have gone particularly well. I’ve been up early and it’s provided me with an extra hour to really do things that are good for me and help me tackle the day in the right way and in the right mindset. As part of this, I’ve given myself … Continue reading Essentialism and Light
I have completed exactly 5 working days in January and they have already felt like a roller coaster ride. Day one, I came back into the office after the Christmas break be greeted by a less than friendly 580 emails, as well as team absence and a number of other challenges. I did not feel … Continue reading The Miracle Morning Trial
Being present is being in the prefrontal cortex. As we know, this is where the very best of ourselves comes from, we can be creative, we can be objective and we can take action whatever the circumstances. Being present, is not just about being in a moment in time, but about not being distracted by … Continue reading Being present. Not in time, but in focus.
I was listening recently to one of the Minimalists’ podcasts where they were discussing values, which really got me thinking; What are my values? And how could these help me live a more purposeful life and what can I take into the new year to help shape 2019 to be the way I want it? … Continue reading Values, Beliefs and The New Years Revolution List
Have you ever had the experience of thinking that a friend or someone did something horrible to you? You became tremendously angry and upset, only to discover that you were entirely wrong and the person didn’t deserve the blame at all? In the midst of the negative emotional swirling inside our minds, the reality does … Continue reading What Is Suffering And What’s The Alternative?
Merry Christmas one and all!! Love Andy X
In part 1, we discussed imposter syndrome and how it is part of a broader umbrella condition of the human mind, which we labelled 'Self-Sabotage Syndrome'. Self-Sabotage Syndrome is a negative construct where our inner voice blames, criticises, declares inability or speaks badly of ourselves. This construct is a templated go-to solution that is stored … Continue reading Part 2: Self Sabotage Syndrome
Imposter syndrome has been in the limelight for a while now and recently I saw that Michelle Obama still wrestles with it. I was drawn to this for some reason when her marketing frenzy touched my world, I’d seen a brief snippet of something on Facebook and later that afternoon I wandered into Tesco and … Continue reading Part 1: Self-Sabotage Syndrome
From courses, research and my own experience, I have encountered a number of models or ways in which we can break the mental whirring, the repetitive unhelpful thought patterns, create new positive habits or just be happy in the moment. All of these involve creative thought, which would indicate a change is required to a … Continue reading Dealing with emotional energy
My previous posts covered how templates were formed in the hippocampus ready for use in day to day life. These can be useful and sometimes not as we will find out. We create many many templates from the moment we are born. Our personality in part can be attributed to many of these. The things … Continue reading The Stories We Tell Ourselves