The Exercise of the Month

Communicate assertively

November 2020 For some people Christmas gives a sense of joy, abundance and reconnecting with loved ones, while for others it can be a lonely, stressful, frustrating and a conflicted time. Here are 3 self -care tips that can help you overcome these feelings. These 3 easy types of validation : 1) Relax - Plan breaks during the [...]

2020-12-02T10:29:02+01:00December 2020|Exercise of the Month|0 Comments

Communicate assertively

November 2020 The holidays are coming up. It can be an intense and demanding time especially when people come together. This month we will help you improve your assertive communication. These 3 easy types of validation : 1. Validate the Validator- If your partner/friend has been listening to you or has been supportive, validate them for doing [...]

2020-11-30T10:41:16+01:00November 2020|Exercise of the Month|0 Comments

Working at home in Corona times. Tips for maintaining your mental health and balancing work/private life

October 2020 Hold on to your daily routines Keep up your daily routine as if you are still going to the office. Irregularity in your work and private life can lead to feelings of turmoil and instability. An example of how you  find stability and regularity is  by taking a walk or a bike ride in the morning, [...]

2020-11-30T10:41:31+01:00October 2020|Blog, Exercise of the Month|0 Comments

Being more self-compassionate with yourself when you feel negative emotions

September 2020 When our inner critic talks to us, it is judging us. Often it is done with extreme negative statements that raises negative emotions such as anger, sadness, powerlessness, hopelessness etc. Once we feel these negative emotions, the inner bully continues to judge us for feeling this way. Imagine someone you love comes to you and [...]

2020-09-08T11:37:36+02:00September 2020|Exercise of the Month|0 Comments

What can you do when supporting others during this crisis is exhausting you?

August 2020 It starts with knowing your limits and communicating boundaries. Monitor how you felt before, during and after each interaction. Sometimes you may notice that it costs you too much energy. In that case, plan your get together, when you have most energy during the day. If you notice that you have negative emotions or feel [...]

2020-08-03T10:24:10+02:00August 2020|Exercise of the Month|0 Comments

How to defeat loneliness during isolation

July 2020 We’ve all feel lonely sometimes, but it can become more frequent during the corona isolation. Loneliness is a subjective feeling. When experiencing loneliness frequently and consistently, it can have mental and physical health implications. Loneliness distorts our perceptions. We might think that the people around us do not care about us, while they may indeed care. [...]

2020-07-20T11:39:59+02:00July 2020|Exercise of the Month|0 Comments

What can you do if you are feeling anxious about the corona ?

June 2020 What can you do if you are feeling anxious about the corona ? Many people react with anxiety to the Corona. Feeling uncertainty and worrying about the unknown is terrifying. We are filled with ‘’what if’’ scenarios and extreme worst-case scenarios creep constantly in our mind, which add to the stress of our changed life. [...]

2020-06-04T14:47:41+02:00June 2020|Exercise of the Month|0 Comments

Having a hard time falling asleep?

May 2020 Having a hard time falling asleep? Worrying about things, reminiscing, reviewing bad things that happed through the day or even thinking about what you still have to do, can cause problem sleeping. Negative thoughts about sleep also make it very hard to fall asleep ( i.e if I will not sleep again tonight, I definitely [...]

Start being more self-compassionate instead of self-critical

March 2020 What does being self-compassionate actually mean? It involves reassuring ourselves that it is ok to fail, make mistakes, experience painful emotions and have imperfections, because we are human and fallible. We thus don’t harshly judge our flaws and inadequacies, but show understanding and kindness towards the self. Recognizing, admitting and accepting that our weakness and [...]

2020-03-02T16:12:58+01:00March 2020|Exercise of the Month|0 Comments

Start self-care practice today

February 2020 Self -care is helpful in challenging times, as a way of coping with uncontrollable stressors and during regular days as part of the ongoing maintenance of your well -being. By filling up your needs and resources you are also building up your coping abilities and resilience. To practice self-care consistently you should match it to [...]

2020-02-04T10:14:33+01:00February 2020|Exercise of the Month|0 Comments
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