Skip to Navigation

My father once told me “Nobody can say you are spoiling your children, on you can say that. It’s not for others to judge.”

I think its the same with neurosis. I was recently asked – by somebody who said they’d been told that they are – what it means to be neurotic. It reminded me of what my dad said.

There’s an old joke in therapy that explains the difference between neurosis and psychosis; if you are neurotic it bothers you, but when you are psychotic it bothers everyone else.

If you believe the psychologists, we are all neurotic to some degree (you can check yourself here but don’t take it too seriously). What really matters is not what others think of us, but what we think of ourselves.

What do you think? Share your thoughts...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest from the blog

An Antidote to Hurly-Burly

Here’s a freebie to help you with the Christmas preparations. This free download guidance on how to transform your daily routines into simple Mindfulness exercises. You may not become enlightened, but you can become much lighter.

Use this download and take some time to focus your thinking.

Continue reading

We Know How to Do It, But We Don’t

Things may be hopeless, but that doesn’t mean we are powerless. The thing is, it’s easier to go with herd mentality than it is to stay true to our personal values, so we compromise by refusing to challenge the things we don’t like.

It’s the road to hell.

Continue reading
FREE DOWNLOAD - Get it now.

How to be more Resilient

Get my super-helpful guide '9 Steps to Resilience' absolutely FREE, when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
close-link
Please help with my

 Listening Survey

Help me to help you and get FREE access to my course How to Listen Well when it launches.
Go to the survey
I am about to launch my new online course 'How to Listen Effectively'. Before I do I'd really appreciate YOUR HELP in responding to my brief survey. One good turn deserves another, SO if you respond to my survey I'll send you a personalised free-access link to the course when it goes live in a few weeks. You'll benefit from the complete, video-based course, absolutely free.
close-link
%d bloggers like this: