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Destination Change, Last Stop Happiness

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Fear and bad habits can hold us back and keep us stuck. In order to change you need to be clear on what you really want. What is your goal? Your passion? Your reason for wanting to make a positive change? Knowing this will help you to remain focused.

Write it down somewhere you will see it every day. Really understand what changes you need to make in order to reach your goals.

Changes to your attitude, how you think and your behaviour will get you on the right path but you will need to embody these changes and create a manageable routine to keep you on track.  Again, write in down, make a plan. Perseverance and regularly checking your progress will help you to remain focused, allow you to see what does and does not work and what aditional changes can be made to continue moving forward. 

When we really want something in life we have to be prepared to give our all to ensure we succeed. WE have to take control. WE have to ‘drive the bus’ to our destination while allowing our loved ones to share and delight in our journey.

Feeling down?

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We all have days when we feel low, have no energy and don’t have the will to do anything or go anywhere. Sometimes we just need a rest but other times we need to push ourself to go out and do something as getting out is the only way we can feel better. These are the days that creating our own sunshine can help lift our mood! 

If you feel low getting out for a walk, even if it is the last thing in the world that you want to do, will help to lift your mood. By increasing your energy, getting fresh air and realising the achievement it has been just leaving the house you will feel better.

Spend your time Wisely

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You only get one life and it can end in an instant! Live the life you want to live, be who YOU want to be not who others expect you to be. Follow your dreams, surround yourself with positive people who want the best for you and will help to lift you higher.

Be Brave, Make a Change!

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Change can be a scary thought and actually taking the necessary steps can feel daunting, even terrifying!

Change however brings hope, adventure, challenges and new possibilities. It allows us to move forward, plan, experience and live our dreams.

By embracing changes and tackling the fears that holds us back we grow, we learn, we flourish, we live, we become who we want to be and create the life we want to lead.

Don’t let your fears hold you back. Be brave and take control of your life and your future! 

For help with tackling the issues that are keeping you stuck take the first step, call Carol on 0867371737 or email carol@believecounselling.ie

Changing your life starts now! 

 

 

 

 

The Truth About Depression BBC Documentary 2013

Depression is possibly one of the most common and spoken about mental illnesses experienced today. With reportedly a one in four risk of someone experiencing depression in their life time and yet there is still a massive stigma around it and mental health in general.

Thankfully mental illness, in particular depression, is being highlighted in the media on a regular basis which is helping to educate and encourage those who suffer to seek out treatment be that talk therapy, anti-depressants or a combination of both.

I wanted to post this BBC Documentary because I found it to be particularly interesting both from a medical understanding and from first hand accounts of people’s experiences of depression in how it affects them, their lives and the lives of people around them.

 

http://youtu.be/F5YubjEqbZ8

 

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How would focusing on the positive change your life?

If we are to simplify our lives by focusing on what is really important (family, friends, love, fun, a sense of belonging, helping others etc) and took the time to appreciate the little day to day things, how much of a difference do you think that would make to your life?

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Growth Yes Please!

If we are to grow we need to recognise where we have been, where we are now and where we want to go. Growth is achieved through making mistakes and learning from them. Perfection is an illusion, a standard not possible for anyone to reach. Be yourself, make mistakes and move forward on your journey for your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser enriching your your life.

 

Growth – Yes Please!

 

If we are to grow we need to recognise where we have been, where we are now and where we want to go. Growth is achieved through making mistakes and learning from them. Perfection is an illusion, a standard not possible for anyone to reach. Be yourself, make mistakes and move forward on your journey for your mistakes will make you stronger and wiser enriching your your life.

 

It is nearly the weekend!

 

Make the most of your weekend, love laugh and be happy!!

 

 

 

7 Reasons Most People are Afraid of Love by Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

I stumbled across this interesting article on psychologytoday.com on the reasons why most people are afraid of real love. It is written by Lisa Firestone Ph.D and is a very interesting read. Enjoy!

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/compassion-matters/201401/7-reasons-most-people-are-afraid-love?tr=MostViewed 

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad

Hope – Where are we without it?