No surprises if you've been a bit down this summer as the lack of sunshine has had a real impact on people's emotional state.
I was struck by this when I saw report about people's low mood this drizzly (not dazzling) summer and also a couple life coaching clients mentioned this. I've written a little piece on this [obviously my life coaching client's name, age and occupation has been completely changed to protect anonymity] in today's Daily Express so check it out for my seven little steps to lift your mood.
Thursday has raced around again and I've just posted a new "your e-mail of the week" from ‘Daisy’. Maybe you’ll identify with her situation - she's been with her boyfriend for five years and they never talk about marriage.
She wants to know how to raise this without freaking him out.
You could wait a lifetime for some people - so at some point you have to raise the "big" conversation.
The problem is too many people over-think raising a big conversation - it becomes such a worry - when really just getting practical about it is the best way forward.
TODAY’S TIP: if you've got face someone with a big conversation like this [it may not be the same as Daisy's but something big] start boosting your confidence that you have a right to get this answer.
Every time you start thinking about the conversation challenge thoughts that you'd better not do it, it's going to go horribly wrong, they’ll get angry, etc.
Instead turn this on its head and tell yourself it's going to be good to raise it and even if there are issues from it you need to sort those out.
Keep repeating that to yourself.
Happy Thursday, Pamx