In my hypnotherapy practice I often come across people who are self-employed – entrepreneurs who have taken the brave step to work for themselves. So far so good. But being self-employed means you need to work on your business idea AND your mindset. Over time I’ve noticed two distinctly different types of self-employed clients – for simplicity’s sake let’s call them client A and client B.
In a world that values being busy over anything else, slowing down can feel counter intuitive. Downtime just isn’t sexy. Doing a lot of stuff is. Yet few of us know if what we are doing a lot of is really taking us to a place we want to end up.
What most of us unconsciously long for is an inner roadmap that tells us what sort of life we want to live. This, by the way, may look very different to how other people think our life should look so we have to be prepared for some doubt and resistance. The million dollar question we ought to ask ourselves then is this: Am I doing what I want to be doing? And if not, what is it I’d rather do? If we can answer this question we have the most valuable piece of information available to us. The blueprint to make our inner longing an outer reality. Without this information our inner sat nav has no set destination and we let outside circumstances dictate our inner state of mind aimlessly.Continue reading “What’s your happy?”
In a problem focused world, looking for solutions can appear slightly flippant. It’s like saying to a severely depressed person that they should just think of something positive. It simply wouldn’t wash. Continue reading “Solutions vs. problems”
That we are what we think has been pretty universally proven by science over the last few years. If we think negative or destructive thoughts on a regular basis, for long enough, we tend to eventually develop disharmony in our lives or in our bodies. Our external circumstances literally mirror the internal dialogue we have with ourselves. This is both good and bad news. It’s GREAT if we feel good about ourselves, maintain healthy boundaries and expect to be treated with love, respect and understanding, when we know our own worth and anticipate good in life. Continue reading “Overcoming negative thinking”