I recently got rid of my digital bedside clock after discovering that the light it produces disrupts the production of melatonin - an essential component of a good nights sleep. By the way, clock checking in the night is what’s referred to in the psychology world as bad ‘sleep hygiene’. More about that later...Read More
It's estimated that we have 3,000 words to describe emotional states in the English language. Yet, there are some very familiar feelings that we just don't have a word for. Often those more abstract states which leave us a bit speechless. Here are my 5 favourites...Read More
Here are some things that you probably wouldn’t know about me if you met me.
- I get intimidated talking to people I believe are superior to me.
- I hate speaking in public.
- Before going to parties I worry about who I’m going to talk to.
In other words, I’m socially anxious. Like you. Like everybody I know.Read More
Imagine a dam bursting. It bursts either because the load is too great or the structure insufficient. Like a dam, we feel stressed when the challenge feels too much or we feel we’re not up to it. But we have a huge advantage over dams...Read More
Ask anyone about indecision and they will give you a weary look of recognition. It pervades our adult lives.
I’ve been in-deciding all week...Read More
This weekend I went to the wedding of my oldest and dearest friend. She used to say she would never get married. But there she was full of commitment and joy walking up the aisle. She had overcome her doubt, taken the risk and made a vow. It was inspiring to witness.
Many of us feel uncomfortable with commitment. We torment ourselves...Read More
I am writing this perilously close to my deadline. I’m Feeling focused but twitchy. I’m worried I won’t be able to do it. Too little time. If I do manage to do it, will it be good enough? I haven’t left myself enough time.
All week, I have been obstinately committed to relieving momentary discomfort: to procrastinating.Read More