Stresses and pressures in life and business can bring us to a crossroads. After years of being on a hamster wheel it can be difficult to stop and get off it. The key is not trying to stop it too fast, but rather to make little changes that begin the process of consciously slowing the wheel down gently.   

Avenue of TreesTo change from living a life with stress and fear into one that has balance, clarity and focused direction takes time.  To rebuild confidence and create a ‘positive story’ takes a shift in mindset. This doesn’t have to be anything big or too challenging but, just in the moment taking a deep breath and giving our energy and attention to something that makes us feel positive and happy. Also one way that can be very helpful, is to write down our thoughts and feelings. This shifts our energy and attention from a place of feeling we can do nothing about an issue into doing something creative towards finding a solution.

Confident thoughts nurture confident feelings, which create a change in mindset to approach a situation with a change of attitude. This connects us to our creativity, which allows new and fresh ideas to come to mind and opens up new possibilities to explore. Fear like anything else doesn’t have power unless we give it power. We can begin this moment, today, to have a new attitude to life and business and make a conscious choice to nurture positive thoughts to enhance holistic wellbeing.

Bernadette Phillips MA., B.SocSc Dip.SocPol/Crim

Bernadette Phillips is Founder of NEW INSIGHTS FOR CHANGE and an Intuitive Coach, Social Scientist, Motivational Speaker, Conscious Educator, Social Entrepreneur, Poet and Writer, with over thirty years experience working with and in, Community, Business, Leadership and Education.



  1. ann doylelo

    Love this piece Bernadette. Good to read today. Thanks xx