Sometimes, if your struggles are great, even getting out of bed feels difficult. And when you’re struggling this much it is unlikely you celebrate you for achieving what you might dismiss as the simplest of tasks. This video really resonated with me. I wonder what you think? (Ps I’m off to make my bed 🛏 !) #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #MakeYourBed
Why is it that saying something kind about yourself can seem boastful whereas saying something unkind seems okay? The unkind thoughts stick, get repeated, become facts. Become the truths you know about you. In my work I encourage children to relate to themselves kindly. I want them to understand that not only are they allowed to be nice to themselves, it is to be actively encouraged. I often draw this Venn diagram. It helps us to sort out their thoughts. And to recognise
Maya Angelou is a huge inspiration to me. I will never forget the first time I read ‘I know why the caged bird sings’. Today would have been her 90th birthday. Happy birthday Phenomenal Woman 🎂. #TheWorryWizard #fromWorriestoWellbeing #TheWorryWizardLoves #MayaAngelou
I have a difficulty with 'relentless positivity'. I think positivity has an important role to play in how we narrate our lives but I think the overuse of it with children and young people can leave them feeling alone. For example, one young person I met felt as though their quality of life was being strangled by their anxiety. In a bid to offer reassurance, the adults around him storied his anxiety in a way that sounded alien to him.
"Don't worry about your anxiety, I've