Creating new mindsets

Creating new mindsets

If you really want to make a change in your life or break any old habits or behaviours that may be holding you back, then you need to understand what is happening in your brain when you try (and often fail) to make those changes. When you are trying to break an old pattern of thinking, feeling or behaving, you…

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Saying No

Saying No

This is an issue I see again and again with my clients. If, like my clients, you struggle with the idea of prioritizing your self-care over everyone else’s needs, then read on. Saying ‘no’ is about creating healthy boundaries around your time and energy; it is not about being mean or selfish or disregarding the wants or needs of others.…

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Mourning Routines

Mourning Routines

The most effective way to change your life on a daily basis is to start an early morning routine. This will provide immediate momentum and motivation to conquer the rest of the day. Every morning you will have time to think about and focus on your goals and the kind of life you want. Before most people have woken up,…

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

How to practise mindfulness daily Another key ingredient for improving concentration, combatting stress and burnout, and making meaningful and consistent life changes, is mindfulness. I am not talking about trying to achieve a completely blank or serene mind, or sitting cross-legged like a Buddhist monk, or spending thousands of pounds learning how to ‘do it’ on a silent retreat. I…

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Commit

Commit

How to improve health and wellbeing From Latin committere meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to entrust’; to be dedicated to, pledge or bind to a course of action. Do you want to make real changes in your life, but wonder where you are going to find the time and energy to do so? Do you feel that taking time for yourself…

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Self Acknowledgement

Self Acknowledgement

What are you celebrating in your life right now? Take a minute to think. Pausing to reflect on and celebrate our achievements before we move onto the next thing is not something we do often, but just for now, have a go. When we find something to celebrate, ‘I did manage to do a good presentation’, etc., we commonly focus…

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Self Compassion

Self Compassion

Why is self compassion important? Instead of being hard on yourself and being critical of your mistakes or failings, learning self-compassion will allow you to be kind, forgiving and sympathetic towards yourself when you do fall short. There is no such thing as ‘perfect’ (we are all fabulously flawed human beings) and self-compassion is about acknowledging that and allowing ourselves…

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Permission to Shift

Permission to Shift

I was recently asked to speak at the amazing “Permission to Shift” event hosted by the wonderful Anna Lang. Here’s the transcription of the episode, and the full talk can be found at the bottom of the page  – I hope you all enjoy it. Anna Lang Our guest is the glorious author Sue Belton. She works with senior managers…

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How to build empathy in the workplace

How to build empathy in the workplace

How to build empathy in the workplace What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to understand and feel the thoughts, emotions and perspectives of others. Empathy is more than sympathy – with which it’s often confused, sSympathy being a feeling of concern for someone but doesn’t involve having a shared perspective or emotion with them. Put very basically, empathy is…

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