With the Olympic Games up and running (and very popular viewing in our household) it's got me thinking about the importance of goals, how they propel us forward and how they contribute to our mental health and well being.
My dad has told me that for as long as I can remember.
Whenever I find myself eager for things to happen, frustrated by delays, anxious that my hopes and dreams will remain just that, I remind myself, 'Life is a long distance event.'
'Should statements,' as psychologists know them, are one of our least helpful thinking habits. When we tell ourselves we 'should' do something we put unnecessary and unhelpful pressure on ourselves. We feel resentful and cranky and paradoxically, we're less likely to do thing we're telling ourselves we should. But what can we do about it?
Last week Danielle Robbins interviewed me for a video interview series that she has put together. She asked me plenty of questions about how I started in business, what I love, what I don't love and where I find my inspiration.
Video feels awkward to me but I know that I enjoy seeing others talk on screen so I figured you might like to see me do the same. I could be wrong but I'll leave the choice up to you.
We spend a lot of time and energy lamenting, 'What's wrong with me?' but what if we forgot about 'what's wrong' for a moment and considered 'what's right?' How much better would you feel if you spent your days thinking about what's right?