Neuroticism: handling negative emotion

How well do you handle negative emotion? Are you easily offended? Do you react easily to criticism? Neuroticism is a trait that dictates your responsivity to negative emotion. Psychologically, it is well understood that those who are high in neuroticism have an harder time with depression and anxiety. But an understanding of this trait can really open you up to change, particularly with how you react with others. I work with many clients who need to overcome high levels of negative emotion...
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Seven Ways To Relax That Still Serve Your Purpose

Reading Reading educational or fictional books allows us to abstract and leave our minds, just for a little bit. Expand your knowledge means you are spending your time in a fulfilling and useful manner, sparking creative thoughts and stretching your imagination. If you read a book a week in your specialism, you’ll have read a full degree worth of information within just one year. Within just five years, you’d be one of the most educated people in the world in your field. Though not everyo...
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Avoiding Hell: Five Tips To Handling Life’s Hurdles

Tragedy can hit you anytime. Family members will die and those around you will undoubtedly suffer. Relationships fall apart, careers get stagnant and business (and people) often fail. It's not how hard we fall, it's how quick we are to get back up and rebuild our lives that really matters. When these tragedies hit, it's up to us. Do we make them worse, or do we help resolve them? Do we escalate the problem or find a solution? I've been working with a couple of clients recently who have been t...
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How A Life Coach Could Help You Achieve Your Potential

We all feel lost and unmotivated at some point in our lives. Life coaches aren’t some elusive, omnipotent beings that have the ultimate knowledge. We are therapists that listen intently to your current situation and help you conceptualise how you could become more satisfied with your life. There are many ways that I can work with people, and it’s all on an individualistic basis. Some people literally have one thing in mind, they want to stop smoking or stop a certain behaviour. Others are hav...
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Setting Goals: A Mindset To Success

The only way to set yourself up for success over the long-term? Clearly define your goals and ensure that working towards them becomes the focal point of your life. As a life coach, it would make sense that I promote goal setting. But I don’t simply promote goal setting. I promote goal setting that provides you with a real purpose. Goals that are well thought through. Goals with meaning. What are you looking to achieve? Even better, why do you want to achieve those specific goals? If your ...
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Self-Awareness: Tips For Understanding Your Personality Type

Learning how open to experience you are will allow you to consider how you make decisions. If you’re too spontaneous, you may want to put more thought into your decisions, whereas if you aren’t very open to experience you may want to consider how rigid you are in your thoughts and behaviour. Conscientiousness Have you often been described as easy-going or careless? Or perhaps people have called you controlling? If you aren’t very high in conscientiousness, you are more flexible and spon...
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Long-Term Perspective: The Journey To Success

How can you continue to strive for excellence in the face of constant struggles? How can you sacrifice the present for the future? How can you take responsibility for your own circumstances and make your dreams a reality? A long-term perspective is generally considered a ten to twenty five year plan. It's a journey to success that takes sacrifice, will, commitment for. Let me ask, when was the last time you seriously thought about where you will be ten years from now? Forget about a decade...
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Self-hypnosis: Could you help yourself with autosuggestion?

Could you help take control of your life with self-hypnosis and autosuggestion? Autosuggestion can be a real, practical way to change behaviour and influence your life in huge ways. Since it's conception, autosuggestion has been used as a form of self-hypnosis, self-development, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. Developed in the early 20th, there are two separate forms of autosuggestion identified: Intentional - "reflective autosuggestion", made by deliberate and conscious effort Uni...
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Personal development planning: Recipe for success

A personal development plan offers a great way to ensure that each job role and experience feels more meaningful, offers you a purpose and gives you an amazing insight into the future and is excellent for developing an efficient long-term perspective within your career. Firstly, the definition of a personal development planning is “the process of creating an action plan based on awareness, values, reflection, goal-setting, and planning for personal development within the context of a career, ...
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Your self image: How does it influence your ability to change?

Are you wanting to make a change in your life but no matter what you do you seem to be stuck in those destructive habits that are forever bringing you to your knees? There are countless stories of people trying to lose weight; give up smoking, quit the drug habit, all of them using, tried and tested methods such as smoking patches, dieting pills, supplements for drug use. Do these substitutes really work? Or does change only occur when you change how you perceive yourself? Your self-image ...
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