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What gives you a sense of Achievement?

What gives you a sense of Achievement?

We all have an innate need for a sense of Achievement – the warm glow that comes with being able to say “I’m glad I did that”. In this week’s blog post Alec considers those things that have given him that glow. He also shares the story of how he managed to get his degree despite not having done enough revision.

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How being burgled affected my mental state

How being burgled affected my mental state

We cannot live well unless we experience a certain degree of safety. I lost my sense of security when I was burgled. In this short discussion I introduce the “Security” worksheet (which you are welcome to download, print and use in your work) and share the story of “The Death of El Cid”.

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What makes you feel safe?

What makes you feel safe?

It is a basic human need to feel safe. If we feel unsafe, frightened or anxious we find it difficult to think clearly, to learn and the live. But what makes you feel safe? Is it money? relationships? family? having a home? being in control? having good health?

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Do you use “vision boards”?

Do you use “vision boards”?

Imagination is one of our most powerful innate resources – whether we consider ourselves to be “creative” or not. But sometimes we need to set aside some time to really make the best use of this powerful tool. Creating a vision board can really help to get your creative juices going. Alec describes the process he uses whenever he wants to bring something new into his life.
Thanks to Estée Janssens for the image: https://unsplash.com/@esteejanssens

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Do you respect yourself?

Do you respect yourself?

Alec discusses our innate need to give respect to others and to receive from others. But respect must begin with self-respect which implies that we must look inside to know ourselves before we can hope to use this idea effectively

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We all have an innate need for Respect

We all have an innate need for Respect

Knowing that we are appreciated by others for our contribution, whatever form that might take, is essential for our innate sense of well-being. We get stressed when we are unappreciated or ignored. Respect is therefore a vital form of nutrition that we cannot thrive without. And of course it begins with a sense of respect for ourselves.

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