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Losing Sleep? How to Use the Time

Insomnia, healthy sleep

When sleep eludes us it can be frustrating and worrying, which only makes things worse. You’ll find plenty of advice on sleeping because it’s a common problem.

If you suffer in this way you don’t have to. Here are a couple of ideas and a link to more info. And remember to do something useful rather than worrying about not sleeping.

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Busy, or Just Neurotic?

too much to do, busy

Most people seem to be rushing about. Some seem to think that being busy is a badge of honour; they can wait to tell others just how busy they are. This is a personal choice, but it can be unwise because it is counter-productive. Getting a lot done is not the same as being busy. […]

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Sympathy vs Solutions (Again)

Sympathy vs Solutions

There are approximately 282 reasons why someone would want to discuss a problem without necessarily wanting to do anything about it.

Try ‘sympathy-focused’ rather than ‘solution-focused’.

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You Can’t Change Change

change, mid-course correction

To paraphrase Heraclitus: “You can’t step into the same stream twice”.

Change is constant and you’ll be different this evening from how you were this morning.

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Complaining is Viral Misery

Have you ever wondered about auditory pollution? Probably not, but the sounds and noise we allow ourselves to be subjected to affect us, whether we like it or not.

The blurb to this TED Talk by Julian Treasure emphasises communication, but there’s an equally important message about personal wellbeing.

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“What Do You Do?”

Careless questions tend to produce dull answers.

But beware. When you respond to something that is routine and customary in the same way, you may be missing an opportunity AND doing yourself down.

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Losing Sleep? How to Use the Time

Insomnia, healthy sleep

When sleep eludes us it can be frustrating and worrying, which only makes things worse. You’ll find plenty of advice on sleeping because it’s a common problem.

If you suffer in this way you don’t have to. Here are a couple of ideas and a link to more info. And remember to do something useful rather than worrying about not sleeping.

Continue reading

Busy, or Just Neurotic?

too much to do, busy

Most people seem to be rushing about. Some seem to think that being busy is a badge of honour; they can wait to tell others just how busy they are. This is a personal choice, but it can be unwise because it is counter-productive. Getting a lot done is not the same as being busy. […]

Continue reading

Sympathy vs Solutions (Again)

Sympathy vs Solutions

There are approximately 282 reasons why someone would want to discuss a problem without necessarily wanting to do anything about it.

Try ‘sympathy-focused’ rather than ‘solution-focused’.

Continue reading
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