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What are we giving attention to? Visualise the world you want….

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  What are we giving attention to? Visualise the world you want…. This wee piece is around visualisation as a tool for helping us achieve what matters to us, however, its worth also thinking about what in general do we give our attention to? For...
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Decisions, decisions, decisions ARGGHHH!

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Is it only the author of this post who at times feels life can be like a roundabout with umpteen exits which you keep going round and round in trying to figure which one is the best route out? AND when considering this, find, more exits have appeared...
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Whit’s happening issue 13!

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  Here we are folks another bumper addition of the 'whit's happening' we were thinking of putting in some word searches or puzzles, but not this edition we didn't have room!! This month our features include: The ALISS search engine page 4 New Ga...
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What is fear of being wrong holding you back from?

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How often do we say, 'if only I had the confidence to…..' or, 'I don't have any self-confidence' or, 'I can't do that' ? Now, confidence and overconfidence are two completely different things. If you have just passed your driving test, while you may ...
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The pen is mightier than the sword!

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This is a phrase we may have heard often, but what does it mean?  It suggests that thinking and writing have more influence on people and events, than the use of violence or force. Then there is the old ' sticks and stones may break my bones, bu...
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Tips for living mindfully.

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How many of us take the time to stop, and be aware of just how busy our minds are? When it is safe to do so, take a few moments and do nothing. 2 minutes is enough if you have some way of timing this you may find that helpful. The key thing is for th...
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Why for many feeling close to someone matters?

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First, we need to recognise some people really enjoy their own company and for them, being close to others isn't a huge priority. We also need to recognise there can be health challenges and conditions which can impact on our relationships and how cl...
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Feeling good being me!

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  Okay, immediately some people may think there are many reasons why some people shouldn't feel good about who they are.  This piece isn't written for other people it's written to you, the person who is reading it right now. If you feel the...
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Tips for thinking more clearly.

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Our minds are pretty amazing; however, we are not machines.  While we can process a lot of information, we also have emotional responses to the information we are processing, hopes, fears, anxieties and if we don't pause to take the time to work...
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There are things which are an inconvenience, then there are problems!

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Not being able to go out to a favourite restaurant for your birthday is an inconvenience.  Not having any food to eat because the restaurant you used to work for closed down, that's a problem.  That doesn't mean not celebrating a birthday t...
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We can all make a difference in helping reduce Gambling Harms January 2021 update

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Previous pieces on the site and also in the whit's happening, we have shared work being done by many interested parties to try and help reduce the incidence of gambling harms.  This wee piece is an update on some new developments which may be of...
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Recharging your energy levels!

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We have been working through the 14 points of wellbeing as suggested in the Warwick and Edinburgh 14 point wellbeing scale http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/understanding-our-own-wellbeing and offering various self-management tips if...
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Whit’s happening issue 12!

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  In December we produced a wee winter wellness magazine http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-for-winter-wellness-1 so this is the first whit's happening of 2021.  For now, we don't plan to change the format much and will...
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Establish boundaries not barricades!

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We have been working through the 14 points on the WEMWBS http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/understanding-our-own-wellbeing so far, we have covered: Optimism http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-to-feel-more-optimis...
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Being interested in others

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  We have been working through the 14 points on the WEMWBS.-  http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/understanding-our-own-wellbeing so far, we have covered: Optimism http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-to-fe...
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Relaxation and what we can learn from frogs!

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You may have noticed, if you are following our wellbeing pieces, there seems to be a few frogs! We have picked frogs as another member of the planet to inspire us.  Earlier we looked at geese, http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/l...
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Is it we feel lonely, or is it we feel we have no purpose?

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  Is it we feel lonely, or is it we feel we have no purpose? Why feeling useful matters for wellbeing We shared an earlier piece http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/understanding-our-own-wellbeing on the Warwick and Edinburgh Ment...
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Viewing the world through a lens of optimism!

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  We shared a wee piece on walking on the sunny side of the street. http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-to-feel-more-optimistic-about-the-future .   Part of the information we were sharing around the Warwick and Edinburg...
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12 festive wellbeing days!

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We started the alternative 12 days of Christmas as a bit of fun with the good morning emails, which we send out Mon-Thurs each week.  For anyone wondering about the ' your mental health still matters, good morning emails' these are wee (well not...
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Walking on the sunny side of the street

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An optimistic attitude finds ways around challenges Being optimistic doesn't mean you don't recognise there can be threats, but your belief in a positive outcome is stronger and this belief makes you more likely to find out more about the threat and ...
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