How to manage the inner critic
It is not uncommon that when we make a mistake, or when we are facing a difficult situation, some critical thoughts come to our mind causing us frustration and can lower our mood as we feel dissatisfied with ourselves. We may criticise ourselves because we have not met our standards, or we worry that others might
Too many tasks to do? Are you wondering how to get them done?
When we have many tasks to do in a short space of time, it can add pressure, and we may find it challenging to complete them well by the deadline. When we are under pressure, and with limited time, we may find it more difficult to prioritise which ones we need to do first. It is common
Living with uncertainty: how to manage worry thoughts
We all have worry thoughts from time to time, and more so when we are dealing with uncertainty. In evolutionary terms, we have a natural tendency to focus on the negative side of things as a survival mechanism. We have a brain that has a hard time tolerating not knowing, so we try to explain to
Feeling stressed? Exercise for body and mind
“ If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed.” (Tarnopolsky, 2016, cited in Oaklander, 2016) The body’s stress response is triggered when our brain (amygdala) detects danger and our body’s resources are not sufficient to manage the demands of the situation. Prolonged
Are you preparing to go to university?
You have no made your decision to go to university, and you want to prepare well to make a good start. You may be travelling a short distance to your chosen university, or you may be leaving your home country to come to the UK. Your mind will be full of ideas anticipating how things will be