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When your self confidence hits rock bottom and self nurture

I’ve had a few knock backs recently and am surprised how easy it is to slip down into self doubt. I was going along well, involved in some workshops for job clubs that I’m really excited about then BAM!

It can feel like it just came out of the blue. And then if I think a little and look back I can usually see a familiar pattern. Over committing, eating badly, not enough sleep and then something relatively minor can have a devastating effect.

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Being thankful

Giving thanks right now for my orange bedroom curtains, made by my dear mother from shalwar kameez fabric from Birmingham’s Stratford Road. Thankful for fresh coffee and cake. And thankful for two texts from dear friends suggesting meeting up.

Thankful for my life right now. Thankful in the moment, in the present.

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thankfulness – an update

Well, I’ve been diligently thanking God for three things a day… and it’s good. sunflowerI’m noticing extra moments, what I might call ‘yellow shiny happy moments’, in my life.

Apparently there is science behind all of this. The Guardian Weekend magazine this week (3-3-07) had an article by Oliver Burkeman decrying ‘the hedonic treadmill’. And also

‘people who keep regular ‘gratitude journals’ report fewer physical symptoms, more alertness, enthusiasm, Continue reading

Start of Lent – thankfulness!

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Yesterday saw the start of Lent, the 40 day countdown to Easter. Traditionally, it’s a time of penance and sacrifice. However, it’s also enough time to get a new habit embedded strongly in your life.

Last year, I decided to stop watching television for Lent. It was a time of relaxing with books and time telephoning friends instead of TV.

This year, I decided to add something. Thankfulness. Continue reading