Whilst Christmas 2020 may be a different affair to most as a result of Covid-19, it got me thinking about how we often celebrate in a way that isn’t always how we’d choose to, if it was only us in the decision making. Adverts & sitcoms show us families & friends rejoicing together, seemingly happy & jolly. Is that a… Read More »What do you really want to do during the festive period?
The mind is the precursor to the life we create. The incredible Peter Crone said this & the more I learn about how the mind works the more I am blown away by just how powerful our minds are! Essentially the answer to achieving anything that we want in life is to program our mind to focus on those things & eliminate any doubts… Read More »You can’t create a positive life with a negative mind
I recently came across this quote from Oprah & I love it: “The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give to yourself?“ I haven’t always been loving to myself, in fact, if I’m really honest, in years gone by I treated myself pretty shoddily. Since stepping into the world of personal development I’ve changed a… Read More »Why focusing on you should be at the top of your list, not the bottom
Is it time to take a closer look at our drinking habits? This week I read a news article entitled ‘Soaring alcohol misuse could overwhelm the service’, the warning comes from the Royal College of Psychiatrists & it references that lockdown has seen people drinking significantly more than normal. Alcohol is an interesting topic to me because my relationship with… Read More »Why mindful drinking is the opposite of boring
There’s been much talk in the media recently about how if people don’t go back to offices to work then towns & cities will become ghost towns. I find this talk hugely frustrating & short sighted & here’s why. Whilst I’m in no doubt that the pandemic has been truly awful for those people who have lost loved ones &… Read More »Will society ultimately benefit from the pandemic?
Boundaries are the rules by which you live your life and how you allow yourself to be treated by others. I am a big believer that people treat us the way that we allow them to, so if someone is treating me in a way that I?m not happy about, then it?s my job to do something about it. If… Read More »Do you need to set boundaries? Just ask your intuition
Do you prioritise self-care? What does self-care mean to you? For a lot of people self-care means long soaks in bubbly baths or a spa day. I’m all for both but my definition of self-care might be quite different to yours. When I was in the midst of my crazy corporate life I had massages & facials when time allowed… Read More »Why prioritising self-care is the opposite of selfish
I read an article recently that outlined that most people are only able to work in good health for 10 years after they turn 50. The article was about the need to raise the retirement age because people are living longer, but it was very clear that living longer doesn’t mean living in good health. I find that pretty alarming,… Read More »Why coaching is good for your health
Do you struggle with becoming or staying motivated? Lots of people are good at getting started but stop pretty quickly too when their motivation wanes. In my research into motivation and productivity I’ve learnt that motivation is what gets you started and discipline is what keeps you going. So how can you become more disciplined and maintain it? That’s what… Read More »Surprisingly simple steps to become (even more) amazing!
As it’s still pretty early in the New Year, in fact the new decade, there is still quite a bit of talk about new year’s resolutions, changing our lives and essentially looking at what’s going on with us and how to make changes. If you’re happy with your life and don’t want to change anything then that is awesome. I… Read More »How to upgrade to the life you want
There is a lot written about listening to our intuition. I believe that is good advice (if your intuition serves you well) but what about that voice in your head that tells you what would make you feel better? Most people who have an awareness of the importance of mindset are often wise to the negative voice that can try… Read More »Can you tell when your brain is lying to you?
Have you noticed that some people seem to cruise through life with a smile on their face, while others have a permanent frown? I was thinking about this on a recent trip. I headed to Manchester for the Christmas party of an association that I’m a member of. A few days before I was due to go a train strike… Read More »Did you know that you can choose your attitude?
What do you think of when you see or hear the word ‘mindset’? A while ago I would have answered ‘positivity’ or ‘being mentally tough,’ I thought about mindset in relation to a particular event or challenge. I wanted to develop a positive mindset to improve my horse riding. I wanted to be more confident on competition days and about… Read More »Mindset; beware of the rabbit hole of negativity