I can’t swim very well. I can swim, but i’m not a very strong swimmer. Because I work with fear and anxiety, I feel it’s important to challenge myself and keep my own mindset tip-top.
Every year, I do something that challenges me, although Covid has delayed that slightly.
A couple of years ago, I took myself off to do some coasteering and jumping off high rocks into the Irish sea. It’s a tall order for someone who isn’t a strong swimmer.
Watching the recent Wim Hoff series on the telly, I was reminded about how it feels to stand facing a challenge whilst feeling terrified and wondering what on earth you’re doing?
It’s all about mindset and boundaries. It’s easy to live your life in a safe way and that’s what most of us do. The problem with living in a ‘safe’ way is that we can become too safe, and our world can shrink too much. If we’ve been through a tough time, it’s normal to react by reducing our boundaries, but it’s important to be able to push them wide again.
Doing something that scares you a little, reminds you that you can control your mindset and build confidence. Jumping off rocks into the sea and into frozen water is a huge ask, but also brings huge rewards.
My default setting is to keep my world safe. I’ve run a business, and a 30-acre farm on my own for the last 17 years. It’s important that I stay safe in all senses of the word because the buck stops with me. I can’t afford to be physically or psychologically ‘under the weather’ or everything goes to s##t and I can’t pay the mortgage.
I do something every year that pushes my boundaries wide, and this helps me to feel positive, confident, in-control and most importantly, happy.
As an ex-athlete I’ve always advocated the benefits of keeping in shape physically, but it’s just as important to look after your mental wellbeing. Book a session with Wendy, she’s the person to help you look after your brain just as you would your body.
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The most exciting thing in the world is getting a chance to tear it all up and start again. Keep all the things you want and throw out everything you don’t. Wendy will help you do just that!
Beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogging sensation Becky Sheeran (TalkBeckyTalk)
It’s great to have a leading psychotherapist such as Wendy in the Cheshire area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.