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When it looks like you need more… resilience

When it looks like you need more… resilience

As you transform in your business you can experience discomfort and resistance.  In fact, this can occur during any period of change in life events.  At the base of this is stressful and insecure thinking. It can appear in many forms and manifest as:

• Self-doubt • Frustration (with yourself or others) • Anxiety • Physically – in various symptoms • Overwhelm • Uncertainty • Confusion • Stress • Exhaustion

Humans are designed with a self-protection mechanism to keep us safe. This was particularly useful when coming face-to-face with a… Continue reading

What’s Your Excuse?

“I never have time”, that’s my excuse for not going to the gym for the last few months.  This is not strictly true as I proved to myself when I trained in Performance Coaching whilst working 50 plus hours a week in my full-time teaching role.  I could easily have thought I didn’t have time for all the hours I needed to do my training properly but some how I managed to find them.  I’m so glad I did, as it has transformed my life.

Recently, another opportunity has come along to take my work to another… Continue reading

Overthinking: 10 Tips to Break Free

Many people I have met, of varying ages, are prone to ‘overthinking’ at times. Some spend more time than others doing this.  Whilst it is good to be in touch with your thoughts and feelings, if you spend long periods of time constantly analysing them it can lead to feeling stuck in negative thoughts and feelings.  You create problems that aren’t even there.  This increase in stress makes your thinking more rigid and your decisions can often be forced.

Overthinking can also hold you in fear.  You are either stuck in the past with negative voices… Continue reading

10 Ways to Help When You Feel Overwhelmed

Do you feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? Do you feel you are living in a state of ‘frenzy’? Do you feel you are not achieving what you need to?

We all have days and sometimes weeks when we feel overwhelmed by our activities. However, we can sometimes get into a place where we can’t see a way out and we slide deeper into overwhelm.

Here are 10 ways to help get out of that feeling:

1. Be realistic about what you can achieve. Don’t take too much on and keep track of your obligations. 2. Create boundaries and learn to say ‘no’. This is part of keeping track of your obligations. 3. Concentrate on one task at a time. ‘Chunk’ activities that are similar to make you more productive. 4. Monotask – concentrate on one task at a time until it is completed. Very few people can actually be more productive by doing many things at once. 5. ‘Eat That Frog’ – start with the task you least want to do each day. This is another tip to make you more productive and makes the rest of your day much more enjoyable. 6. Ask for help – from family and friends. Is everything you have taken on your responsibility alone? 7. Ask yourself: ‘What would happen if I didn’t…?’ Is everything on your list necessary? 8. Make time for yourself during each day. Take time to regroup and have a break. Make sure you eat properly no matter how busy you are. It will give you the power to keep going. 9. Declutter – use whatever method suits you: by room or by category. Choose a day to clear and clean and get help if you need it so that you are on top of it. Then it will be easier to stay on top of it if you are employing some of the tips above. 10. TAKE ACTION!

Above all, take control and do something about it. Taking control, even small steps towards your goal will make you feel better and you will be able to gain momentum. Continue reading

10 Steps to Align With Your Values

Values and morals have always been important to me and I believe that I have developed strong values over the years. However, it was during my coaching training, I realised how key they are to underpinning how you live your life and affect your happiness.

When you are living and working in situations that are aligned with your values then you can truly flourish.  If you are not living or working in alignment with your core values then you may feel lost, feel like something is off, feel stressed, restless or even depressed.  You feel stuck… Continue reading

What is Your Focus?

What is the focus of your life?

 

It is easy to focus on past events, blame others for your current situation, look at others and think that could have been me and to focus on what you don’t have.

Instead, ensure you focus on what you are grateful for; what you do have in your life.

Fear of failure often outweighs the desire to succeed. Focus on what you will achieve and then you will unlock a new aspect of yourself that you didn’t know you had.

Don’t blame others or your past, for what you don’t have, or… Continue reading

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