December 4, 2019

Healthy self-esteem enables us to feel okay about ourselves.  We can recognise our good points, accept the not so good parts and are comfortable in our own skin.  This sense of “not perfect, but good enough” allows us to be optimistic, to see and go for opportunities a...

July 16, 2019

Whether we are trying to avoid burnout, or deal with a very challenging situation on the one hand; or wanting to improve and be the best we can be in whatever areas of our life are important to us on the other; it is helpful to be keenly aware of what we individually n...

March 16, 2019

Last month we looked at small changes that can make a big difference.

But what if you are ready to tackle something bigger?  How do you go about that without feeling overwhelmed/ not starting/ giving up?

First of all, get really clear about your reasons for doing it.  Wh...

February 8, 2019

Sometimes we think we need to make massive changes in our lives to improve things.

Sometimes that can be a real barrier to getting started, so we do nothing.

Or we start and find it all too much, give up and then beat ourselves up for ‘failing’.

That can be the story of m...

November 30, 2018

The run up to Christmas is a prime time for overwhelm.  Expectations that everything will be perfect and that everyone will have an endlessly amazing time can be just too much.  Try answering the following questions to help keep yourself resourceful.

Keep things in...

October 31, 2018

I am thinking about time again this month, no doubt prompted by the clocks going back at the weekend, the days seeming shorter, and wondering how it can be so late in the year already.  Where has the time gone??

Many of us wish there were more hours in the day or days i...

September 4, 2018

People often ask us what we do, what we want to do, or what we want to achieve.

Sometimes it can be really helpful to pause and ask ourselves how we want to be.  We are, after all, human beings, not human doings.

Notice the question is not what do you want to be, but how...

July 31, 2018

I was interviewed by Jim Hawkins on BBC Radio Shropshire earlier this month, about coaching and how we can be the best at what we do (a recording of the interview is on my home page).  One of the areas we talked about was the value of knowing what is really important t...

June 29, 2018

We are all so busy these days.  We feel pushed and pulled in countless directions.  Everything is vying for our attention and time.  It can feel like we’re on an endless treadmill, and that we are never enough.

But what if all this striving, racing and pushing...

April 30, 2018

We all have a comfort zone, a stretch zone and a panic zone.

The comfort zone is, well, comfortable.  It is our day-to-day routine, the things we are both competent and confident doing, where we can operate on auto-pilot with no risks, and little learning.  We all need...

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