Gaining Confidence After A Car Accident**

Gaining Confidence After A Car Accident**

There are many things to consider after a car accident. One of these things is you are going to struggle to get into a car again. An accident can lead to a lack of confidence, and in some cases, drivers never set back into a vehicle as a driver again. Beyond physical healing and overcoming the emotional trauma is gaining confidence after a car accident. The good news is that there are plenty of things that you could be doing to improve your confidence after an accident. If you want to get back behind the wheel and are struggling with your regular car, you may be better off with one of the best Vauxhall Motability Cars available. Getting back in the car itself is going to take time and possibly some physiotherapy, but it’s not impossible. What takes time is rebuilding your confidence to get back behind the wheel. TIPS FOR GAINING CONFIDENCE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT Always start small when you’re feeling a lack of confidence about driving. The worst thing that you can do is go too big too soon. You can scare yourself doing that, and if you don’t take it slowly, you’re going to end up worse off. So,… View Post
Coping with Post-Holiday Blues

Coping with Post-Holiday Blues

Do you find it hard getting back into the swing of normal life after the holidays? Most of us do to some extent. The holidays aren’t just a couple of special day after all. We spend all of December preparing, shopping, enjoying festive treats and events and getting excited for the holidays. You might start even earlier, and it can feel like you’re leading an alternate life in the run-up to the big day. Then, there is the weird week when no one knows what day it is, and the passage of time is marked by how many pieces of Quality Street are still in the box.  Suddenly, the tree is down, and we’re back to work/braving school runs and expected to return to normal, as though nothing has happened. Some of us find ourselves dealing with post-holiday blues and even depression. Here are some of the things that you can do to help yourself adjust back to your daily life, minimising the blues as much as possible.  Deal with Any Health Issues Sometimes, the holidays, highlight significant issues with our health and fitness we might have been ignoring for some time. When we’re looking at resolutions or reflecting on the year… View Post
How To Beat Your Winter Woes

How To Beat Your Winter Woes

The winter can be a favourite time of year for many people. Some people love putting on a bobble hat and going for a long walk in the cold air. And there is no doubt that that helps blow away the cobwebs. But many people do not like the winter weather due to increased illnesses, problems with cars, and how that can slow us down. Winter can be a bit of a miserable time for some. Not to mention, that holidays can be an emotional time for many people. However, it helps to remain grateful for what we have, acknowledge that there are people less fortunate and that with a little creativity and preparedness, you can make the winter more enjoyable. Read on for how to beat your winter woes! Prepare We should never fail to prepare, no matter what in life; it is always crucial that you prevent yourself from being late, any unexpected challenges that could throw you off course, and to avoid unnecessary breakages and problems for yourself. Many people prepare their cars and vehicles for the winter, by checking tyre pressure, and oil levels as well as keeping all of your car windows and windshields adequately… View Post
Why Giving Yourself Ultimatums Will Never Motivate You to Change

Why Giving Yourself Ultimatums Will Never Motivate You to Change

By nature, people do not like ultimatums. They are threatening, limiting, and just plain passive aggressive. So, imagine how terrible it is when you give yourself one ultimatum, or worse, many. For some people — especially perfectionists and black and white thinkers — giving ultimatums is a way of life. Even though it may seem like ultimatums are a motivational tool they are very self-destructive. I know because I used to give myself ultimatums. Frequently. It was part of my “all or nothing” thinking. Either I was going to get “x,” or I’d never get “y” . In fact, here are some examples of ultimatums I used to give myself on a regular basis. “Either this guy is “the one,” or I’m through with dating.”“Either I get this promotion, or I’m quitting.”“Either I stick to this diet, or I’ll be a failure forever.” Those are all pretty threatening, limiting, and passive aggressive, right? So, why would I do this to myself? Why giving yourself ultimatums will never motivate you to change When I would propose these scenarios to myself, I was literally retaliating against myself. By only ever give myself the choice between complete success or total failure, I would unconsciously… View Post
5 Tips for Handling Constructive Criticism

5 Tips for Handling Constructive Criticism

I can tell you — for a fact — that there is probably nobody who struggles with criticism more than I do.  In fact, if you were to ask any of my former employers, they would all probably say that “being defensive” was the one quality about me they struggled with the most. Nobody likes criticism. I used to have a severe problem with acting like a victim. I always felt like I was being “attacked” for something.  From the biggest to the smallest of things, I did not like to take ownership for my part — or worse — be told how I should have handled things. I used to become incredibly defensive and angry at anybody who would give me the slightest bit of constructive feedback because I always felt it was unnecessary. I’ve grown to learn that criticism is a necessity. Even though we each will receive a fair bit of less than desirable feedback in our lives, there is no need to feel threatened, defensive, or ashamed of it. It’s all part of breaking away from our comfort zone. You may have your own criticism triggers. I know that I still struggle with mine; the question, “Why… View Post