Who’s still on board?! A huge thanks to anyone who’s watched a video, clicked a link or got in touch. Some of the private messages I’ve had from people have genuinely brought me to tears! I cannot tell you how much opening up has helped me acknowledge what’s going on and get to a stage where I can do this. At the same time that opening up gives permission and acceptance for others to reach out over that common ground to discuss something difficult for them. And so the cycle goes on if you join in and let it – We rise by lifting others!

If anything in particular has struck a chord with you this week I’d love to hear about it! I knew it would no doubt be overload so as well as everything always being here on my FB on Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, I’ve popped the videos on YouTube too so if you search for Sam Watling Coaching then you will find them and all the supporting links in the video description anytime you might want to go back to them.

Today’s video is mostly about ‘What’s Next’. For me, I know for a fact that I’m blessed and yet I’m not at peace. That confirms to me that for most struggling with their MH it’s not about what we have or don’t have but about meeting a deeper need than that which is what I aim to work on. Oh, and most importantly to be kind! Good luck, and remember I’m always here to discuss any of this more if you’d like to!

Further reading:

I do like a bit of Derren Brown and his book Happy was excellent. Hint… The Stoics were pretty close! Here’s an article on his guide to being ‘happy’. 

Speaking of Stoics, here’s a video on their beliefs. ‘What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole thing calls for tears’. Life is difficult. Expect the worst. Accept that it’s highly likely that whatever happens, it could be worse.

What is Imposter Syndrome, and how do we deal with it?! A great article linking to research, a test and some practical ways to deal with it. You’re not weird and you are certainly not alone, estimates are that 70% of us will feel it at some point in our lives.

I love the rock! His positivity and outlook on life is infectious. The whole interview with Oprah is brilliant but his last few words on gratitude were particularly good. Keep in mind what your anchor is, especially in tough times, what or who is it that reminds you why it’s worth pushing on and hoping for change?

Here’s a lovely article on acceptance and how to apply it!

Treat yourself like someone you love – This is (almost) my last post for the week but I think it wraps things up quite nicely.

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