Always do your best – even if you’re not at 100%

Always do your best – even if you’re not at 100%

Good morning. Well, this morning I’m reminded of the personal agreement. Always do your best. And that actually doesn’t mean what you probably think it means. It does not mean if you’re feeling low tide, exhausted, whatever to plow on through and stress yourself out and push yourself into more stress and feel more exhausted. Actually, what it is referring…

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Design your life – The Master Plan

Design your life – The Master Plan

Now you are equipped with the five core principles of how to make permanent, meaningful changes in your life, it’s time for the doing bit.   ‘If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.’ STEVE JOBS Create a clear vision It is important to have a…

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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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Morning Routines

Morning 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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