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Happy New Year

Kereama Carmody - Master Plumbers / Masterlink Wellbeing Coach shares his update:

Happy new year everyone,

I hope the time off was restful and you all enjoyed catching up with friends and family. It’s that time of the year when we often make decisions to change something in our lives for the better. Usually its concrete things like – giving up smoking/vaping, exercising more, or cutting back on the booze. These are all great things to aim for and worth doing. But what about also making some changes in your thinking that may help you to better handle life’s day to day stresses and worries?

We often get caught up spending our mental energy worrying about things – money, relationships, work, family issues, etc. A really good way to proactively approach your worries is to not overthink it and apply the following test:

  1. Whatever you’re worried about, is there something you can do about it?
  2. If not, then try not worry because it’s not going to achieve anything.
  3. If you know there is something that can done about it, stop worrying and go ahead and do it.

By applying this thinking, you may realise that your worrying is futile, and it might help you to put the problem into perspective. I’m not an overly religious person but this is an approach to problem solving that is used in Buddhist philosophy and one that really works for me.

Most human beings will tend to sway towards negative thinking and spend a lot of time sweating the small stuff. By getting some perspective around some of lifes challenges and thinking positively, your mental attitude will be strengthened, and little things are less likely to get you down.

I’m back on deck looking after the team, so feel free to reach out and connect if you need a yarn.

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