Dark night of the soul? Try this exercise


Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, worrying about work, life or money?  It is a common experience when you’re self employed and happens especially when you’re trying out a new project.

In this video blog I teach about a simple exercise by Steven Covey, who wrote the book ‘7 habits of highly effective people’. It is a lifeline whenever you feel out control and immediately creates a sense of calm.

What do you do when you’re feeling out of control?  Let me know your thoughts below!

Thanks for watching.

Nicky x

5 responses

  1. You’ve just described exactly what is happening to me most nights right now, I hadn’t thought about it in this way but it makes so much sense to stop worrying about the things I can’t control and to focus on the things that I can influence. Thank you.

    1. Thanks Sarah – it so simple, but so common that we easily forget. Good luck and hope you get some good quality sleep soon! x

  2. Nicky I love this!

    I used to have a picture that looked like an archery target by my desk at one very pressurised temp job. The big outer ring was for the things I have zero control over, the middle ring was things I have some element of control over, and the inner circle (a tiny pinprick of a dot!) was for the things I have complete control over – which boiled down to my thoughts, my feelings and my reactions. I never thought about using it to help me sleep a bit better at night! Will give it a go. x

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