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Our next “Managing Stress and Anxiety; Your Guide to Well-being” will be taking place on Saturday 16th January, from 10am to 1pm via zoom.
The aim of the workshop is …
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International Men’s Health Week runs each year from June 15th to 21st.
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The coronavirus outbreak has affected our daily lives. It can be a big adjustment, as we create a new routine at home, with home-schooling and working from home. Tensions might …
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We are living with quite a bit of uncertainty at the minute. Our routines have been turned upside down, our daily schedules have changed and we may find it harder to motivate ourselves.
Here are 4 tips that can help us to self-motivate:
1. Welcome the challenge.
Embrace this time.
Is there anything you would like to learn or upskill in?
Re-write your daily routine. Get up and get dressed every day and face your day with a plan. Set a goal, such as clearingcout cupboards, baking, reading, calling a friend or listening to a guided meditation or breathing relaxation technique on YouTube.
2. Reflect on your motivation.
Look back on times in your life, when you were motivated. What was the underlying driver? Why did you do it? For yourself, your family or your work?
Tap into these reasons again.
This is what drives the ‘initiation phase’ and it requires focus to change our daily routines and to start new habits.
Self-regulation is about managing our own behaviour. This is not just about having self-control, it also involves goal setting and starting and maintaining good habits.
Creating an adaptive mindset, will help you to have the ability to adapt your goals, attitude and habits in response to the changes you may face.
Many of our goals have gone or they seem uncertain. So, set a new one!
Take time and think about what you would like to do. Perhaps you may consider going down a different work path, or learn a new skill or it may be an opportunity for you to catch up on paperwork. Perhaps set some shorter, medium and longer-term flexible goals.
This pandemic provides a unique chance to reflect and recharge.
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If you received your Leaving Cert results today, please do not let them dictate your future and the person who you are.
I cried when I received mine, and not …