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Quit the pressure

The super cool blogger Jessica Harris from twentysixstyle.com gave me a call this week to discuss why we all put so much pressure on ourselves and asked me if I would write a piece for her blog on how to quit doing that. Of course, this is one of my favorite subjects because it is part of a very important self care routine that helps us become better.  Have a read of some of the article here (the full article is on the link below). I hope you like it x

HOW TO STOP PUTTING PRESSURE ON YOURSELF

We’re all feeling not good enough in one way or another and it’s not doing anything for our self esteem. So, I asked the wonderful life coach Jacqueline Hurst to put together some top tips to ease the pressure.

1. SET REALISTIC GOALS

Stop giving yourself goals that are unrealistic. This pressure will ultimately make you go the other way! The GROW model is always a great tool here. What’s the Goal, Reality, Options and Will. That way you can break it down and make your goal happen without the added unnecessary pressure.

2. REALISE NO ONE IS PERFECT

Stop scrolling through Instagram and looking at perfect pictures thinking that’s that persons life. No one is going to upload a picture of the tough times or looking awful. Everyone has ups and downs so don’t use a picture to compare their outsides to your insides.

3. TALK TO YOURSELF LIKE YOU DO YOUR BEST FRIEND

Ultimately if you aren’t talking to yourself in the way you would anyone else then it’s not acceptable. Talk kindly to yourself. Negative self talk is harmful and unhelpful.

4. GO SLOW

We live in such a fast paced world and want everything now but remember Rome wasn’t built in a day. Slow and steady is often a lot better than fast and furious (and missing the point!).

5. A SKILLED SAILOR NEVER BECAME SKILLED OVERNIGHT

Remember this sentence and it will stand you in good stead. Skill takes practice and patience so be kind, take the pressure off and remind yourself every day that doing even one thing towards your goal is helping your skill.

Read the full article on twentysixstyle.com here

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