Habit Breaker or Creator?

Are you a creator or breaker of habits?Do you have bad habits you want to be rid of?Do you have good habits you wish you had more of? Maybe the focus of how you’ve been trying to change your habits needs to be different. We seem to attract, develop and embed bad habits all the time and so very easily. And yet the good habits or positive and healthy habits we want to adopt, we don’t seem to be able to incorporate into our daily lives. Isn’t this just so aggravating? Maybe a different approach would be easier. If we instead, stopped focusing on what we want to stop or do less of, and instead focus on what we want to start, wouldn’t that be a more positive approach? Perhaps you could consider the ONE small habit you would like to introduce to your day. This new habit needs to

Are you determined, focused and grateful?

I think we all know that being determined will provide us with the greatest outcomes, don’t we? Then why aren’t we determined all the time? Sometimes our resolve is low, our willpower got up and walked away and we end up focusing on our weaknesses and what we can’t do, rather than what we should be doing. If we don’t have a purpose; a clear reason or focus for our goal, we are unlikely to feel determined at all, rather, we often go in the other direction and do nothing or something that’s not going to help us achieve anything helpful. We also know that to have a clear focus on what we want to do; have our eye on the ball at all times, however, sometimes we just don’t feel motivated to do what we know we should be doing. Our concentration often diminishes, our determination drops, we feel

How well do you cope under pressure?

Are you one of those people who try to everything yourself? Do you often pretend everything is fine when it isn’t? It IS okay to sometimes feel frustrated or angry, remember these feelings acts as ‘wellbeing barometer’. If we try, we can take the pressure off ourselves, particularly if we feel the pressure starting to build up. But first we do need to acknowledge to ourselves if things aren’t right and consider how best we can help ourselves. If you’re feeling ‘under the pump’ and pressured with how things are either at home, work or with the current environment, here are some tips you might want to consider. Making time and space to reflect on thingsIf possible, try to resist negative talk or negativityWork on talking positively, even if you don’t feel it, it can really helpIgnoring feelings you don’t like may hinder problem solvingWe need to try acknowledging our

Are you taking care of you?

We do need to be mindful of our own mental health and support our wellbeing. Isn’t it times like these when we need to make sure we are looking after ourselves, as well as our family, friends and colleagues? Not forgetting if in business we also need to take care of our business family. When we are at our best personally, we are positive and healthy with normal changes of mood, pretty sociable and active, sleeping well and feeling calm. At work we are able to concentrate easily and focus on our tasks, have fairly high work standards, and are mostly solution-focused. We are aware of those warning signs of ‘not being okay’ and have a good work / life balance. Sometimes, when our wellbeing isn’t so good and we’re feeling a little stressed, at home we might become irritable, perhaps anxious and our energy starts to drop. Whereas in

Now’s the time to take that mental holiday!

It’s times like these when we struggle with not being able to do what we want. Travel overseas, visit friends and family far away. We might not be able to take a proper holiday, however, we could take a ‘mental holiday’! Find yourself somewhere quiet and comfortable to sit and relax and shut your eyes and start picturing yourself beginning your holiday. This might start from the planning of the holiday or the day you’re packing to leave, really feeling that excitement of your forthcoming journey. Then imagine you’ve arrived at your destination. This might be somewhere hot with blue skies, crystal blue seas and white sands with your ‘villa’ overlooking tranquil views. For some, this might be a hard exercise to do, trying to let our imagination take us somewhere, but stay with it. When you succeed it’s one of the most relaxing exercises you can do. You might