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Dr. Colleen Mullen, Psy.D., LMFT
This is a great, easy to read article on some basic strategies to help overcome Performance Anxiety. These basic exercises can help most anyone improve their game. Please contact me if you would like to learn how to integrate these strategies into your life…or if you already have and you still need some help!
Here’s a great and easy explanation of how the brain can sabotage a skilled athlete’s performance. Negative thoughts can be so powerful that they can cause physical reactions at critical moments of performance. If you can relate to this, there are many techniques that you can practice off the field that can help you at those critical times. Performance Anxiety can be overcome! I’d be happy to speak with you about these such techniques and help you get you game on….consistently!
I often have to remind my clients that during their process of growth, they may be their only cheerleader because they are the ones invested in their change. If you are filled with self-doubt, your process will be more difficult. We all have self-doubt – its just a matter of making the confident voice in your head the loudest one 😉
I hear so many stories of misunderstandings or feelings of contempt in couples due to “over-thinking”. The old saying “Sometimes less is more” rings appropriate in these situations. Have a good weekend….& don’t think too much 😉
For those that struggle with losing all their “willpower” or mindful behaviors just because it’s the weekend, this is a fun pic with some good tips to help you stay on track Have a good weekend everyone!
As a therapist, I work with people all the time helping them “set limits” or structure their time accordingly for self-care, focusing on helping them achieve balance in their life. Being self-employed, I’ve had to remind myself of my own advice. I’m currently in the office only 3 days per week – which, on paper, looks like I’d have A LOT of free time. I wish!! I just ended a 5 hour writing session for a 1-day class I’m teaching in a few weeks. I thought it was going to take about 3 hours in total ….& I’m only halfway done! Friday, I will spend a couple of hours completing my billing & making sure all my paperwork is done for the week. I’m also working on some new marketing strategies that I need to develop which will involve: phone calls, personal meetings, letter writing, maybe a free lecture or two, & designing new cards & brochures. In the end, I pretty much work at least a little bit 6 days a week. I truly try not to touch work materials on Sundays, but I won’t say that keeps my mind off of thinking about work. I’m fortunate in that I can only be in my office 3 days per week so that I have the time to be the one-woman-show that I am and work on all the background items that keep me running & generate new business. I do find time to spend with my husband, exercise, and fuss around with my garden so I feel that I have a fair balance in my life, but all this got me thinking about people’s expectations of being self-employed.
If you are self-employed (1 person business or a small venture), what were some of the biggest surprises/adjustments to your life that are due to being self-employed? What are ways that you separate yourself from your work? If you were to be given a “do-over” would you have changed anything about the employment path you chose?
For the record, I would never change anything about my decision to be self-employed, but I have learned some lessons along the way about how to do it!
Ill be interested to hear what your thoughts! Please comment! This is my little sidekick Monstar who is always willing to help me work! 🙂