• I recently came across this piece of wisdom from a chap called Giovanni Dienstmann and found it incredibly useful. Sharing here in the hope it will resonate with other people too :) Words and thoughts have power You are not immune to the effects of your thoughts and words, however secret you keep them to yourself. Your thoughts (conscious and unconscious) turn into actions. They also colour everything you see, and make you biased towards confirming them. They form both your perception of life, and your experience of life. If you think people don’t like you, you’ll act with distrust with others, lack of sympathy, and contempt. That will cause others to think that you don’t like them, and they’ll act accordingly, disliking you. There are a thousand ways this pattern of self-fulfilling prophecy shows up in our life—this was just one simple example. When you speak, you take your thinking to a denser level of manifestation. Your thought now exists in the world around you, and will influence you and other people Get into the habit of constantly observing what you are thinking and how you are using your words. Then ask yourself: Is this what I want to create? This single practice/attitude is the foundation of most (if not all) personal growth and spiritual work.
  • If anyone is feeling stressed then I've made this Spotify playlist to calm the mind and help you wind down. I listen to it before bed and it always helps me get to sleep https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7LPXiPoPAtzCdHPD5dfdOH?si=7663a88bc6e241bb
  • James G @JG1 South Norwood updated 5 months ago
    If you feel more alert during certain parts of the day and have lower energy at others, this pattern can relate to your genetic “chronotype,” or personal circadian rhythm. I just found this free online test from that tells you what chronotype you are and related advice on how to improve your sleep. Found it quite interesting and confirmed what I expected—that I'm generally an early bird! https://www.chronotype-self-test.info/index.php?sid=61524&newtest=Y
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  • James G @JG1 South Norwood updated 3 months ago
    Has anyone ever felt that watching the mainstream news every day effects their mental health? It's so skewed to the negative things happening in the world that I think it could do more harm than good sometimes. I've been looking at this website recently which I think is a nice counterpoint to the constant stream of terribleness reported by the mainstream news outlets! https://www.positive.news/
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  • Aardman Animations—who brought us Wallace & Gromit—have just launched a mental health campaign with some really lovely animations. The campaign is designed to tackle growing mental health concerns among young people. Check out the website here if you want to take a look :) https://www.whatsupwitheveryone.com/
  • The charity Mind have some useful resources on their website if anyone is struggling and needs some tools and support to help navigate these crazy times. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/
  • Action for Happiness have some great ideas in their 'Friendly February' calendar which promotes building connections with others and showing kindness and compassion. We've printed out a copy at home and stuck in on our fridge :) https://www.actionforhappiness.org/friendly-february
  • James G @JG1 South Norwood updated 8 months ago
    Does anyone have any non-negotiable things they do every day that helps them during these challenging times? Daily walks for me have been essential and I think there's only been a handful of days in the last year where I've not left the house!
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  • Action for Happiness are offering a free online coaching programme to boost wellbeing during these troubled times. It's a really nice programme that's easy to follow and offers some great actionable tips that you can do every day :-) https://10daysofhappiness.org/

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