There's many reasons why you might not be feeling your best. You might feel stressed, anxious, down, unmotivated or generally just a little lost, especially now with Covid-19 on the sc
And that's okay. But it's not okay to live with these uncomfortable feelings day after day, without someone to talk to and support you.
Anxiety is a horrible feeling. One of unease, apprehension and fear of what's to come.
It's your body's natural response to stress and can be really useful in pushing you to be at your best for things like giving a presentation or sitting an exam.
However, when anxiety isn't managed well it can be crippling and you may find yourself socially withdrawing or avoiding potentially stressful situations. This can affect your grades and your general wellbeing.
The key is learning tips and tricks to manage the anxiety so you can stay in control.
Having this knowledge gives you confidence to start doing the things you want to do whilst exploring your true capabilities.
Following your session, I will provide you with personalised coping strategies for you to start using straight away.
It’s normal for our mood to go up and down and us experience a range of emotions. Sometimes we may feel low because of a particular event such as an argument with family or friends, an unexpected grade or hearing some sad news.
Sometimes we feel low with no noticeable reason. The onset of low mood and feeling down may be gradual over time or may feel more sudden and intense at times.
Often when we feel low we don’t feel like doing the things we would normally do. This can affect our sense motivation to get up and go and enjoy and seize the day.
During university, this may look like:
'I can't be bothered to do my work, even though it's important to me'
'I don't want to socialise with my friends as much as I did before'
'I'm struggling to imagine a successful, happy future'
'My grades are slipping but I don't know how to address it'
'I can't be bothered to shower regularly and look after myself the way I did before'
If you can relate to any of the above, firstly don't worry. The first step is recognising that something is 'off' and then taking the first step towards talking about it and addressing it.
That feeling when you know you've got a deadline coming up but you just can't bring yourself to do the work. Or you've promised that this week you're going to start getting in shape and eating well, but Monday comes and goes with no change in sight.
You get more and more frustrated and angry at yourself for not doing it, even though it's important to you.
What's with that?
Well, the key to motivation is all in your mindset and setting achievable, realistic goals.
It's about acknowledging you are the one in control, with the power and not placing emphasis on waiting for motivation to hit.
I will talk you through the key concepts of how to become motivated and start achieving both academically and personally, in the way you are truly capable of.
Not feeling like you're good enough, pretty enough, smart enough or cool enough can be mentally draining and can act as a huge road block in getting to where you could and should be in life.
The key is recognising this now and gaining that precious insight and skills into turning these thoughts upside down. So you don't spend your 20's and 30's constantly putting yourself down and not achieving in the way you are capable of.
Together we will address your self-perception and begin challenging the negative ideas that affect your confidence and self-esteem.
If you can relate to any of the above, firstly don't worry.
The first step is recognising that something is 'off' and then taking that step towards talking about it and addressing it. By booking your first session, you are taking that step closer towards getting yourself back on track and living the life you deserve.