How do you react to life events? Do you see a setback as a confirmation of your inability and ineptitude? Probably your mindset is responsible for that. With the word "Mindset", we refer to a set of beliefs regarding the way we think of ourselves and the world around us. According to the Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, all our experiences and the messages we received in our childhood have shaped our mindset, therefore determining how we make sense of the world and make sen
While remote work can have numerous advantages for many of us, there is still something that we struggle to achieve: being active and productive when we are not required to travel to work early in the morning, while avoiding the hundreds of distractions that attract our attention when we sit at our desk or at the kitchen table. It's hard to resist the plentiful potential sources of distraction: from planning household duties you might carry out between a phone call and an ema
How often do you hear that nagging voice in your head telling you things such as "You will never get that job", "You are not ready to get that promotion", "You are too fat". If you have never heard that, well, congratulations! You really are a confident person. But, if you hear that voice and, even worse, bel ieve what it is saying, you are not alone. Some people call it the Inner Critic; oth ers define it as The Gremlin. You can name it whatever you want, but it is still the
I am lucky. I am in good health, I have a job, a roof over my head, a bed where I can sleep, enough food in the fridge and a loving and caring family. And so is my friend Cristina. She also has a dog that adores her. She lives in a beautiful house, in a leafy area of the most beautiful town in the world, Rome (sorry, I am from Rome myself, I cannot think otherwise). Nevertheless, when we often chat over the phone, a recurrent phrase from her side pops up in the conversation.
It took me three weeks to write this post. Okay, I did not sit and write 8 hours a day. Actually, I did not write at all for days. Why? Because I was waiting for the perfect moment to focus on my piece. Of course, that never came, and, eventually, I said to myself: 'Come on, let's get this done!'.
Yes, I tend to be a perfectionist, and I fight against this trait of mine all the time because I know that struggling for perfection will not necessarily help me achieve my goals.
This COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our 'world' would be confined to our homes! Never before have so many of us been working from home. However, I want to think positively in these uncertain times and see this new flexibility as an improvement in our life. Not having to travel in packed tube trains, and being able to carry out our job anyway is a great achievement, in my opinion. However, there is a downside for many of
Covid-19 is spreading fast and is keeping in check the entire world. Its effects now cause worry not only for its consequences on people’s physical health or the global economy but also for the mental health of those who have to stay isolated for a long time. The long duration of the quarantine, the worries about being infected, the lack of information or excessive information, the financial insecurity and the isolation from our dear ones are all sources of anxiety and preocc
(This article was published on Life Coach Directory - https://www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk/memberarticles/how-coaching-can-help-women-in-menopause) If you are a woman in your 50s, you are very likely to be in menopause. Menopause occurs in every woman’s life. Regardless if they have had children or not, sooner or later women find themselves dealing with the end of their monthly period and, for the majority of them, that is a time when they face very disrupting symptoms.
My client DR worked for a big media company in the City of London. When she came to me for coaching, she was struggling with low self-esteem that was considerably affecting the way she behaved at work and the way her co-workers and boss interacted with her. She was feeling as if everybody were taking advantage of her. Her boss was very demanding, asking her to work long hours and even to carry out his (personal) errands without ever saying thank you. Her colleagues often ask
Today is Mother's day and, more than any other day, we should feel loved, appreciated and respected ... by ourselves! Many times a mother tends to forget that she is, first of all, a woman. And, as a woman and a mother, she should take care o herself, before taking care of others.
Like when, before the plane takes off, you're reminded that, in case of oxygen loss, you should put your mask on before helping others, the same should happen in everyday's life. Taking care of our