Michelle

Morning Anxiety

Morning Anxiety Image of dew on grass

Feeling particularly anxious in the morning? You’re not alone Morning anxiety is very common. In fact, most of us have woken up at some point feeling edgy, jittery or panicky, with anxious thoughts racing around our heads. Occasional morning anxiety can be caused by all sorts of things including unresolved worries from the day before, […]

Stress Less the Here/There Way

Stress Less the Here/There Way

There are lots of different ways of managing our stress. Exercise can be very helpful, as can mindfulness meditation, spending time in nature, practising relaxation techniques or taking time out with friends. One particular approach to stress management which I’d like to introduce you to, and which has roots in mindfulness, is based on what […]

The Three Arrows of Anxiety

The Three Arrows of Anxiety

We all experience anxiety from time to time, whether it’s worry about an exam, first date nerves or the anxiety that accompanies an important meeting. This is completely normal and the feelings of anxiety usually pass as soon as the ‘stressor’ has passed. However, for some of us anxiety is a longer term experience. We […]

Are you an Undercover Multitasker?

Are you an Undercover Multitasker?

I discovered the concept of undercover multitasking during an operation to de-clutter my office. In my mind, ‘de-clutter office’ equated to one job and I approached the job as I had always approached re-organisation jobs – with gusto! Cupboards and drawers were emptied out, books were loosely allocated to various piles around the room and […]

Five Mindfulness Myths

You don’t have to spend long searching the internet to come across all sorts of myths about mindfulness. Here are five very common mindfulness myths: 1. Mindfulness is a relaxation technique This is one of the most common misconceptions about mindfulness. Mindfulness isn’t a relaxation technique, although it is often used as such. Instead, mindfulness […]