This post also appears on the Student Health and Wellbeing Blog that I manage as part of my day job. I sit in the wellbeing and mental health space. This means I spend the bulk of my work time learning about how to enhance one’s wellbeing and mental health and then trying to teach what … Continue reading Balancing acceptance and change
This one goes out to psychologists and other mental health professionals who are actively trying to improve the lives of others. When you think about the people you help, is there an overarching model that you are following? I was trained, both clinically and as a researcher, to base my practice around robust (i.e. evidence-based) … Continue reading What is guiding you when you try to help people?
Recently I closed all my personal social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I still have LinkedIn and a soulless Facebook account for work purposes. I've done this a few times before, meaning whatever lessons I am supposed to learn from the process I am not learning. So I thought I'd use this post to … Continue reading I left social media
Ok - I'm getting a little momentum now. I published a first draft of Chapter 1 of my book on mental fitness/ self-improvement in early October. Today I put up the first draft of Chapter 2. Again, although I call these chapters, they are relatively short. I am not interested in writing a hugely dense … Continue reading First draft of Chapter 2 is published
At work at the moment, we are running some workshops for students that struggle with procrastination. Procrastination is the behaviour of putting important things off till later. In the case of students this manifests primarily as delaying starting and finishing assignments/ study tasks in a timely fashion. Procrastination at its worst leads to a cycle … Continue reading Productivity mindsets
The process has started! My goal with this website is to publish, chapter-by-chapter a book on self-improvement and self-development. It is a daunting but exciting task. Writing so publicly in this way challenges a core personal belief of mine that my work must be of the highest quality before I release it to anyone. A … Continue reading First draft of Chapter 1 is published