Sometimes you really want to have a good chat but there never seems to be the right time, or the other person isn't in the right mood or frame of mind - so what do you do?
Change location! Try taking them on a car journey....it takes away the eye to eye contact, less formidable for the teenager, and they are more open to talking without that pressure.
It's all about the senses too - sometimes people don't give eye contact as they have to shut down one sense to be able to compute the information they are receiving
Listening is the most useful too - listen to understand, not to answer - it's the most caring thing you can do for another human.
Let me know if you have found this to be useful and what were the results?
There are lots of pros and cons with social media - it's important to know what works for you and what has a negative effect.
Facebook is great for remembering birthdays and keeping in touch with friends, but if you are feeling down and all you see is other people's "wonderful" lives, this can be detrimental.
Facebook has a few great new features - be mindful of what works for you and what doesn't.
How much time spent on Social Media is good for you?
Are you slipping into that Christmas Mindset of “Well I’ll just eat whatever I want as it’s christmas (well nearly)” ? If you are mindful of your thoughts then it is easier to take action. Any small habits you can hold onto in the festive season will save you having to do the feast/famine thing once January arrives?
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We are all good at making great decisions when we feel great, but what about when we feel down and a bit "ho hum" - this is when we really have to be mindful about the decisions we make. The things we do will make a difference as to how quickly we can change our mood.
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