Mindfulness

How to Maximise Holiday Down Time

By | 2017-12-21T15:39:04+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Change, Christmas, Clarity, Creative, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Happiness, head space, Intention, Joy, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Personal Performance, Productivity, Self awareness, Self Value, Time off|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The festive season is a great time to switch off, wind down, and enjoy the company of friends, family and self. Unlike other times in the year when we might take some much-needed time out, there's a cultural expectation to not be working. Usually (not always), this leads to fewer intrusions from the outside world in [...]

How to be happy

By | 2017-12-04T16:44:43+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Happiness, head space, Intention, Joy, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How to be happy? Start purring as soon as you open your eyes We recently adopted two rescue cats. (Non-cat people, bear with me.) Brodie was pretty cool and very aloof, but Logan was scared and spent the first two weeks cowering under the bed. In the last 8 months, they've both come out of their [...]

Work less and move more

By | 2017-12-04T16:57:05+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Decision making, Get out of your own way, head space, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Productivity, Self awareness, Team success, Time management, Time off|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you find as the days get longer and lighter you develop a bit of a spring in your step? Do you yearn to 'bunk off' the office and head outside? Research suggests you should go for it. Yes! The research boffins say we should work less and move more... As well as longer daylight hours [...]

Are these your goals…

By | 2016-04-11T10:45:48+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How many of us get to a certain age, look around and think, “This is not what I had planned.”  Whatever our age, when we evaluate where we are and how we got here, we often find a distinct gap between our fantasy and reality.  Many of us have been on a specific trajectory — a [...]

Now is all we have

By | 2016-03-08T21:05:39+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Categories: Get out of your own way, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Do you ever find yourself wishing the month away? Does it sometimes feel like you're delaying living to the full until after a certain event or busy period? Do you wish you didn’t start so many Mondays with a slightly queasy ‘if I can just get through this week…’ feeling? A client of mine recently asked [...]

Embracing Change: the New Normal

By | 2015-04-08T10:54:10+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness, Self Value, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Client: “I’ve had a really, really crap week—I’ve been crying almost constantly and I’m exhausted.” Me: “Congratulations! Woohoo! Good job!” At first glance, this probably seems deeply unsympathetic—someone’s been going through a tough time and I’m cheering them on, smiling and laughing. But I meant it when I congratulated this talented business woman. She’d been working [...]

How to handle a comfort zone stretch

By | 2015-04-01T08:41:22+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Categories: Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Get out of your own way, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness, Time management, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are things just soooo crazy right now, you can barely get through the day, let alone think about your long term goals? Do you recognise that things are going well, but that you’re slipping in and out of panic as your limits are being stretched? Would you like to know how to handle a comfort zone [...]

Me First! Taking Time to Renew

By | 2014-07-05T13:43:50+00:00 July 5th, 2014|Categories: Get out of your own way, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness, Uncategorised|

Lots of my clients seem to be running on empty this month. Previously I've written about the need to take proper breaks and holidays—to take time to renew, so that we're at our best for whatever we're doing, whether that be working, playing, creating, caring, socialising... People have been reporting back that, whilst they understand the [...]

The 8th Coffee Shop

By | 2014-02-04T11:11:13+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Categories: Get out of your own way, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , |

A client of mine was holding himself back from applying for a promotion… He was excited by the content of the role and the fact that it would play to his strengths, yet still stretch him.  He became animated when he talked about it and seemed genuinely enthused by the contribution he could make to the [...]

Head Space

By | 2014-01-13T08:07:53+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Categories: Get out of your own way, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness, Uncategorised|

Do you ever get fed up with negative chatter in your own head? Do you sometimes wish you could find some peace and quiet away from the criticism and complaining? Fully-functional humans have a well developed protection system. I'm talking about those voices in your head who tell you off, stop you from doing things and [...]