Last week, I was asked how much risk to take on when stepping out of a comfort zone and shared a few thoughts online. If you’re trying out a new approach or tool, how do you know when you’ve gone too far? For example, if you’re practising bold asks and expressing yourself more freely rather than censoring yourself out of fear of what others may think, how do you know how much to share?
[Read on or watch the video] First, let’s remember that we live in times of heightened unc
Some of the most common questions I hear start with: ‘How do I…’ For example, ‘How do I figure out my next steps?’ It’s a tendency that will be exacerbated by uncertainty, including in these times of uncertainty, reckoning and re-evaluation of our entire way of living. Uncertainty the fight-flight-freeze reaction and fixates the mind on the practical and immediate: ‘How do I get out of this trap now?!!!’ It revvs up the amygdala and shuts down the frontal cortex’ imaginative,
Controlling the uncontrollable?
So I don’t read the news. Never have really. I get my news through the people around me.
In January 2017, I heard that the (UK) Prime Minister had made a pronouncement on Brexit and that this has caused a good deal of anxiety and possibly re-traumatised people in various ways. And that Trump had been inaugurated...
The reason I avoid the “news” is that it tries to tap into my personal emotions thereby making the issues personal to me – wh