Ever want the ground to swallow you up?


That was me during Saturday afternoon's webinar - after I uploaded the wrong clip - the clip that hadn't been completely edited and had me stumbling all over my words and repeating myself over again looking like a completely incompetent fool! You see, I'm trying out these live webinars at the moment, and in order to make sure I cover the critical content and also respect people's time, I am including a little pre-recorded and edited section in the middle - whilst Tom and I stay in the "chat room" (it's called a hybrid webinar!)  It has been a very steep learning curve, but so far but none as steep as this weeks!

Ironically, this week's webinar was all about managing stress and worry! 

It started as a bit of a worry when Tom, my co-host extraordinaire,  let me know he couldn't join me this time and I thought I was going to have to go solo! Thankfully Gareth was able to step in and save the day.

And it was all looking so promising...

... until that was, I pressed play on the pre-loaded, pre-recorded video (it's all very technical!) and then had to sit and helplessly watch the unedited section of film roll out for all to see me making a complete fool of myself!

Bridget Jones eat your heart out!!

Anyway, I am intentionally choosing to take at least 3 things away from the whole experience.

  1. It's ok that I'm not perfect because I know the truth that no one on this earth is!
  2. I choose to laugh at myself with others instead of being oversensitive.
  3. I am going to do webinars again* anyway, even though people might not watch, and it might happen again! 

Because that is what living life to the full is all about! Taking a few risks, learning from our mistakes and having fun with friends and family along the way.

I hope you have a day where stumbling over your words makes you appreciate how good life is today too!

Niky & Team

(*next webinar is probably going to be on Wednesday week - But I'll let you know in next week's blog post!)

PS - if you really want to see how awful it was, and have nothing better to do, then you can watch a replay here.

You'll want to look out for the bit when I try and explain that there is no universally agreed medical definition of stress... and then try and talk about what I learned in my sports science degree...

Thankfully the rest of the webinar is hopefully quite useful! and if you want to have a go at the Worry time, you can download the worksheet here.

Bright, bright sun-shiny day?


As I write this blog, my husband Gareth and I are sat on the train to London on route to seeing Hothouse Flowers (His Christmas present!)

The song I most remember listening to by this band in my university years begins with these words...

I can see clearly now the rain has gone,

I can see all obstacles in my way…

As I was thinking about this, it reminded me of how different things appear with alternative perspectives. Or, how much easier things can appear when we can also see, and therefore navigate around, the obstacles in our way. 

There have been many moments in my life that at the time seemed like I might never make it through, things would never be resolved, or everything seemed hopeless. My thoughts were consumed and moving in a downward spiral.

Have you ever had times like this?

When this type of thinking is repeated over and over, ingrained negative thought habits are created, meaning it becomes harder to even recognise we are thinking that way.

What I have noticed, is that there are also days when it seems like the sun doesn’t exist, especially when it hides behind cloud and mizzle (Cornish for rainy drizzle!)

 But the TRUE Truth is, that the sun is still there, and if you had the chance to hop on a plane and fly up above the clouds - that new perspective brings with it a crystal clear blue sky and sunshine view.

The TRUE Truth about us, is that we do have the ability to manage our thoughts and rise above the clouds.

Sometimes, we just need to take a minute to step back from our circumstances to see the big picture in our day to day and identify what obstacles are in our way... Although this usually is far easier said than done - it IS at least in our ability to chose to give it a try.

One of the ways we suggest to manage these negative thoughts is to have an Intentional Health 5 Minute Worry Time 

I’ll be running a short FREE live webinar on how we do exactly this in the next few weeks, walking you through it step by step, and I’d love you to join in (for those of you who have never experienced a webinar before, it is a little like a live video broadcast, that you can join in with!).  

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In the meantime, I also find that something as simple as getting some fresh air, going for a walk, getting to bed early for a decent night sleep, or spending some time with an encouraging friend can be helpful. Maybe that might also be just enough to help you regain perspective and believe that it could be a bright sun-shiny day again soon too

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