Making mood choices

“Don’t be so moody” a much-repeated comment from mothers of teenagers, partners (of both sexes) and many long-suffering friends.  Yet is strikes me that this is a strange remark;  we are constantly moody.  All our actions (or lack of action) can be influenced by our mood.  Every conversation or interaction will be impacted by ourContinue reading “Making mood choices”

It’s not always easy to choose

This morning on Twitter, I was reminded by someone that it’s not always easy to choose your mood; that for some, every day is a challenge and “managing a smile” is about their limit.  I can empathise with this position, with this choice.  I remember times when I’ve felt that everything was simply too muchContinue reading “It’s not always easy to choose”

Choose to be enough

Choosing to accept that YOU are enough is one of the most liberating, exciting and powerful choices you will ever make.  It took me almost 40 years to make this choice and when I did, I had a sense of calm I had never experienced before.  The time and energy I’d been spending on livingContinue reading “Choose to be enough”

Choose to play

My morning has been full-on today!  Starting as always catching up with friends on Twitter which was promptly followed by two client sessions and a trip to the shops before my next client at 11.15.  It could seem overwhelming – but I still choose time for play.  Time to play with a ball (inside today) with Mischka, theContinue reading “Choose to play”

Choose positive thinking

  Choosing to think positively is not going to make all your problems disappear overnight; however, it is going to make a huge, positive difference to how you deal with, challenge, accept or fight these challenges and, as a result and with persistence, a more positive outcome.  Positive thinking is a choice and it canContinue reading “Choose positive thinking”

Making new choices

  My husband John and I have been married for a quarter of a century next April – and this July we celebrated 29 years since our first date; and yes, the time has flown by.  We have grown-up and taken an amazing adventure together (we first met when I was 16 and John 17)Continue reading “Making new choices”

I choose not to celebrate

London 2012 can boast many “firsts” on it’s list of considerable achievements, many reasons to celebrate . I do not believe, however, that Women’s Boxing being included for the first time is one of those.  I am choosing not to celebrate it. Should I really be celebrating that my sex is now equal to menContinue reading “I choose not to celebrate”

Choose positive language

Create a positive message not a melodrama As I looked at my Facebook timeline today, I was so disappointed to see how many people are posting messages with negative rather than positive language. They include a commonly used sentence on these posts now “I know 99% of you won’t re-post this….”  What a strange choiceContinue reading “Choose positive language”

Choose not to “Try”

  “I’ll try” – what do you really mean when you say these words?  “I probably won’t”   or “I’m sure I won’t be able to”?  That’s a choice.  A choice you make regularly and without thinking.  “I’ll try to stick to it this time” becomes your mantra and your choice to accept failure, beforeContinue reading “Choose not to “Try””

Choose to take control

How often do you find yourself lying awake at night, or waking in the early hours, dwelling on something that’s worrying you?  Going over and over in your head all the options and possible outcomes, seeing blocks and obstacles in your path.  This is a choice.  The issue may be a very real one, butContinue reading “Choose to take control”