Inner critic nagging you to do something?
Does it often feel like the negative voices in your head are taking you over? When they are speaking loudly it can feel as though they have actually become us, all of us, rather than just being a part of us.
It’s actually good to get to know our inner critics (sometimes also called our saboteurs), to be aware of which are the negative voices that come up most often for us. Are you aware of yours? Could it be the Perfectionist, the voice that says it’s not worth even starting something if…
Self-sabotage — the act of getting in our own way, stopping our own success. We all do it because we are all in the grip of our saboteurs. Those voices in our head that tell us we’re not good enough, we can’t do certain things, that others will laugh at us or that we will fail.
Our saboteurs arise in childhood as a form of self- protection. They become our defence mechanism against a world that feels unsafe. We each have our own saboteurs, unique to our life experience as we grow up and how we (usually unconsciously) chose to…
Everywhere we look, we are being offered life hacks: biohacking to make the most of our body or immune system; short cuts to health, fitness, better eating; quick tips to bring us wellbeing, resilience, even spiritual enlightenment. In practically every area of life it seems there is someone offering a quick fix answer to whatever we want to achieve.
It’s easy to get sucked in. Who doesn’t want to get things done more quickly, to feel like they’re making progress, to tick things off their to-do list, to hit some goals?
The problem is that this constant quest for speed…
What is state management and why would you want to be able to do it?
Put simply, being able to manage your state, your emotions, is a key indicator of your ability to survive and thrive in life. Early self-regulation ability as a child is a significant predictor of performance later in life, so learning new skills in this area is likely to be beneficial to adults as well.
This ability to self-regulate is a core part of emotional intelligence, generally thought to include three skills*:
When we are struggling to cope in a world that seems impossibly changed, it can be helpful to look at what we can take control of, rather than fixating on things that we can’t.
One thing we can take control of is how we are in our bodies. Our posture, how we move, our breathing all have a significant influence on what we think, how we feel and what we achieve. By making a shift in any of these areas we can make a shift in our experience of the world.
The power of breathwork
An easy way to create…
Originally published at https://www.schoolforwellbeing.com.