Are you resilient? Have you got what it takes to ride the most challenging waves of life? As a psychologist with a PhD and 20 years experience I thought I did. But I was wrong. Through adversity, I found out the hard way that there is a big difference between ‘knowing’ about resiliency and stress management and being able to ‘expertly apply’ these skills when you need them most.
Are you getting enough? Recently a friend of mine was telling me how tired she felt when worrying about things too much. She then said that when she’s worried and fatigued she doesn’t sleep that well despite feeling tired which leads into a spiral of exhaustion. [Read more…]
My Ego had a rough week recently. Firstly my eldest daughter and I went for a 5km run and for the first time in my life she thoroughly beat me – no doubt a sign of the changing of the guard as her youth and health super-cede my age and tenacity!!! Not cool for my self-esteem as I always prided myself on being very fit.
Secondly, later the same week my partner bought some new digital scales and I made the mistake of actually getting on them! After only a few seconds a flashing sign lit up telling me too much information. My recently acquired love handles (aka muffin top) were now officially confirmed bruising my battered ego even further!! [Read more…]