Increase Your Mindfulness with Four Simple Activities

I find it quite scary when I listen to what people are trying to cram into their days. We miss so much of what is good in life when we race through at break-neck speed, with our thoughts unfocused and our bodies as tense as guitar strings.  When you don’t have a...

The ‘Saying No’ Check List

We all like to be able to do things for others. Contributing like this makes us feel good.   But that doesn’t mean becoming a world-class doormat, it simply means doing something for someone IF you can. Have you got into the habit of saying ‘yes’ to everything? It’s...

Get into the Habit of Saying ‘No’

ACTIVITY 5. Don’t make up excuses – Just say ‘No’! • Complex excuses have a way of coming back to bite you, so simply say “No, perhaps I can ….….. another time.”   6. Don’t give great explanations. • A simple ”I’m sorry, my diary is too full at the moment” is...

Whose Life Are You Living, Anyway?

ACTIVITY 3. Don’t add extra stress to your life. • If something is going to cause you stress, you have to say ‘No’. You owe it to yourself – to your emotional and physical wellbeing. 4. Don’t feel guilty about saying ‘No’. • Need I say this? We should never feel...

Do You Have Difficulty Saying ‘No’?

Activity 1. Don’t take on more than you can handle. If you are asked to organise a social event for colleagues and you already have dance classes or are tutoring your children, saying ‘No’ will give you more time to concentrate on the things that are meaningful to...

Vampires – Activity Two

This week’s activity: List the 5 most important activities in your life at the moment. How much time did you give to each of these 5 activities in the past week? How much time did you spend doing things for others?