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The grass is always greener and be careful what you wish for – two old adages that speak the truth and act as a warning

Coming out of lockdowns etc, and making the journey into a new way of living that we will all have to do, gives us the chance to appreciate and keep what is good for us, and not go back to old things that did not work for us pre-pandemic. Have a good ‘check in’ with

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Coping with and embracing change, especially during this 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Ways to stay in control, be positive and enjoy life.

Change can be a great thing if we are in control of what it is and how it’s done, but when change is thrown at us out of our control

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it can be harder to deal with. From the big things like losing a job, splitting up with a

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Do you compare yourself to others’ or expect too much from yourself? Be different, be unique and stop thinking ‘I should…’

I have written about expectations other people put on us, and expectations we may have of others’, but I want to question the

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expectations we put on ourselves. Possibly the worst type of expectation of them all. And are we just trying to fit in with the crowd or do we

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It’s mental health awareness week; sharing the highs and lows of the coronavirus lockdown for me.

So, this week is mental health awareness week, and I wanted to write and share something personal for it, especially to say it’s OK to not be OK. It occurred to me when I woke this morning what has been good and what has been stressful about the lockdown in my experience and

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Expectations other people put on us – how to react and decide what is important and what is not

I recently wrote a blog post about the expectations we personally have of others’, events and ourselves. (click HERE to read it) Today, I want to talk about how to deal with the expectations other people have of us.

We can control our own expectations, but we cannot control what other people expect of us,

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We all have expectations of other people, nature and self; but how can we tweak them to live a more satisfying life?

Even the most relaxed people have expectations – it’s human nature. Whether it’s expecting the weather to be as the forecast predicts, that our parents or siblings will be a certain way as family members, or that our job will be secure in the future. From the small stuff to the big stuff, we have

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