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5 Benefits of Counselling That Aren’t as Obvious
Counselling has the ability to change and improve your life. It offers a variety of benefits that can enhance your overall well-being and allow you to sort out your thoughts and challenges. And while most people understand that counselling can create beneficial change, give you more clarity, and help you to let go of bad Continue Reading
June 17, 2018 No answers View Post
Motivation — that 10-letter word that makes all the difference in what gets accomplished throughout our lives. Whether it’s your academic life, professional life, or personal life, your journey depends on the motivation that can be mustered up to push you through those moments when you’re feeling tired, lazy, or downright uninspired. Setting goals is one thing, but taking action to get that to-do list done is another ballgame that many of us struggle with. There are ways to help give yourself that little extra nudge when you’re starting to veer off course. So how do you go about motivating yourself when you’re feeling down and out? Here are some tips that might be able to help you. Figure Out Your ‘Why’ We all make goals and to-do lists only to procrastinate so much that we forget they even existed. But in order to reach your goals, you have to pay attention to your emotions since they dictate just about everything you do. That's why it’s important to figure the why behind what you’re trying to accomplish. If your goal is to get in shape, eat healthier, ace your next exam, or get ahead in your career, sit down with a pen and piece of paper and think of the reasons why you want it. Writing out concrete reasons can help anchor your emotions to them, which makes it so much easier to motivate yourself to keep on going. Start Off Small Piling up your list of goals and expectations can be an inadvertent way of setting yourself up for failure. So start off small and try to be realistic about what you can accomplish in the allotted timeframe. Focus on one thing at a time and break down your goals into baby steps. Then, eventually over time, your efforts will compound and make you feel great about what you've achieved. Push Through the Fear Fear is always a significant obstacle when it comes to achieving our goals because the idea of failure is hard to ignore. But don’t let fear stop you from moving forward. If you’re struggling with this, write down what it is that you’re envisioning. What is your fear telling you will happen? Often, when you take the time to truly identify what it is that’s preventing you from reaching your goals, you will see that even your worst case scenario really isn’t that bad at all. The reality is that it’s much easier to set goals than it is to find the motivation to act on them. But tuning into your emotions is crucial in order for you to really connect to your reasons, and of course, find the drive to keep going, even during those difficult days. If you’re struggling to tap into your motivation, we can help. At Ottawa Counselling, we offer counselling services that can help with a variety of issues such as this. Contact us today to set up a consultation.
How Do You Go About Motivating Yourself?
Motivation — that 10-letter word that makes all the difference in what gets accomplished throughout our lives. Whether it’s your academic life, professional life, or personal life, your journey depends on the motivation that can be mustered up to push you through those moments when you’re feeling tired, lazy, or downright uninspired. Setting goals is Continue Reading
June 13, 2018 No answers View Post
5 Tips for a Healthy Marriage for Newlyweds
5 Tips for a Healthy Marriage for Newlyweds
For any marriage to work, communication needs to be a major ingredient. Whether it’s newlyweds or a marriage of 10-plus years – any strong, healthy relationship requires work. The first initial year of marriage is exceptionally crucial for setting the foundation for your future together. This is a time when you’re learning a lot about Continue Reading
May 18, 2018 No answers View Post
5 Steps to Overcome Performance Anxiety
5 Steps to Overcome Performance Anxiety
Overcoming performance anxiety isn’t always an easy task or something that will happen overnight. But the good news is that millions of people suffer from this fear as well, so you’re certainly not alone. A good majority of people feel their nerves come alive when it’s time to hit the stage or give that important Continue Reading
May 08, 2018 No answers View Post
How to Get (and Stay) Active
How to Get (and Stay) Active
Are you struggling to find the motivation to get and stay active? We all know how important regular exercise is, but being able to muster up that discipline and motivation on a regular basis is where many of us fall short. Staying active isn’t easy for many people. But by making it an absolute priority, Continue Reading
April 20, 2018 No answers View Post