Life has changed a lot recently for Donegal mum and teacher Maggie Green, but this month she is focusing on helping others in a special way.
Maggie is encouraging people …
We are all back in uncertain times.
Yet again we are back in a situation where so many of us are out of work and confined to our homes.
The Government is being called on to ensure Covid-19 restrictions are adjusted to allow partners to be present in delivery rooms and during scans.
Visitor restrictions are varied across Irish …
A new report has ranked Letterkenny University Hospital in joint-last place for maternity experiences.
The first National Maternity Experience Survey, published today, found that 26% of women had a ‘fair or …
Parents of newborns in 2020 have been turning to online experts for guidance on breastfeeding.
The HSE’s recorded a 57% increase in demand for their ‘Ask Our Breastfeeding Expert’ online …
We all have that annoying, negative voice in our heads. The voice that criticises, doubts and generally puts you down. Destroying your confidence and feeding your anxiety.
Sometimes we …
New visiting times have been introduced at Letterkenny University Hospital to allow birth partners to visit the maternity ward after a baby has been delivered.
From Monday 31st August, the …
A REVIEW into gynaecological services at Letterkenny University Hospital has delivered a damning verdict.
The people who you spend the most time with can influence or change your mood and how you view yourself and your abilities.
When you are surrounded by positive people …
The lockdown cloud is slowly starting to lift and whilst some of us are eager to feel a sense of normality again in our lives, the prospect of a ‘new …
CervicalCheck screening tests are set to resume in early July.
The HSE is planning to begin testing from 6th July as it works on the backlog of suspended tests due …
International Men’s Health Week runs each year from June 15th to 21st.
This year’s theme is ‘Restoring the Balance’ and everyone is asked to ‘part of the solution’ and do …
Kellyann Brogan (23), from Castlethird, Carrigans, is a chef at the Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel and Spa.
Her apron had been hung up in March with no certainty or clarity as …
When it comes to your self-worth, only one opinion really matters — your own.
Yet we should be very gentle with ourselves as we tend to be our own worst …
A Donegal scientist has been elected as President of Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE).
Dr Anne-Marie Baird, is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin.
Dr Baird is …
A Donegal nursing home matron has won a two-room home makeover in a unique competition in appreciation of all frontline workers.
Jennifer Rankin from Trentagh, Matron of the Lake House …
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 …
A Donegal woman who has lived with kidney failure for 17 years has started a campaign to give back to Letterkenny’s Renal Dialysis Unit.
Caroline Mc Bride, aged 45, started …
Without a routine, our life can feel stressful and unpredictable. If you have a mental health condition, this unpredictability and lack of structure can cause you extra stress, worry, as …
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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