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 [...]

Resolutions or Intentions?

By | 2017-01-16T16:35:45+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How are your resolutions going? Are you sticking to them? Are things going well so far? I know lots of people love New Year's resolutions, so it's great if they work for you. They don't work for everyone, though. Very often they're unrealistic and set us up for failure at a time of year when things [...]

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 [...]

Work-life balance dos and don’ts

By | 2016-01-04T17:22:24+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, head space, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Self Value, Team success, Time management, Time off, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Striking a "healthy" balance between work and life can mean different things to different people. Some people thrive on being super-busy and love to respond to the increased pressure of a deadline. Research suggests that this can be healthy. However, when pressure is relentless, it can quickly become unhealthy. When thinking about your work-life balance, what [...]

Self-image upgrade in time for Christmas

By | 2015-12-02T08:00:25+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Making the most of you, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“I know it sounds a bit dramatic, but I'm really dreading Christmas.  My family still treat me like I'm a kid.  Worse, I then start acting like one.” Reverting to old behaviours is something most of us can identify with. As adults, we might have ceased behaving in a certain way because we've grown up.  Trouble [...]

What makes you cry with joy?

By | 2015-08-01T06:47:34+00:00 August 1st, 2015|Categories: Authenticity, Clarity, Feelings, head space, Joy, Making the most of you, Self Value, Time off, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I went to see a show last week. It was good. Really good. It was written by one of my favourite composers and the cast was outstanding. The best I've ever seen. The songs are beautiful and very moving, but coupled with these singers—who performed with incredible skill and ease—the show was lifted to a whole [...]