How to Be and Stay Motivated

Wouldn’t it just be fantastic if we had a wee button we could switch on to motivate us and another to keep us motivated? However, unfortunately there is no such magic button and no secret formula. It’s not as though it is something we can buy or acquire, however it is something we can create, manage, integrate and improve on; it just takes some steps and clear direction to help us on our way. Motivation is the driving force behind achieving goals and overcoming challenges. To be and sustain motivation, we need to consider what we can do for ourselves and how we can help ourselves. Consider these four key tips below to help you on your way: Set Clear Goals: Define your objectives with clarity and specificity. Break down larger goals into smaller, achievable tasks. This not only makes the journey more manageable but also provides a sense of

If Only We Had More Time, We’d Have Better Work Life Balance

How many times have we said, I wish I had more time, or there’s not enough hours in the day? How many times have we realised that doing something for us falls off the list and work or business takes over and ‘we’ get forgotten until tomorrow which never comes. It’s like being on a treadmill and not being able to get off. There comes a time when we must take control and be in charge of our lives, our calendar and what we do as well as what for and who for. Below are some areas which you might find helpful as takeaways to manage time better and have a better work life balance. Lack of time management skills: Ineffective time management can lead to difficulties in prioritising tasks and allocating time for both work and personal responsibilities. Overcommitment: Saying yes to too many tasks or projects can result

Managing our mental health and wellbeing when anxiety kicks in

Many if not all of us suffer from anxiety at some time of our lives, and for various reasons. Sometimes we recognise the signs we have anxiety and do something about it, whilst other times we don’t recognise it, or ignore it, and we feel much worse. The symptoms are there but often we put them down to something else or try and rationalise and flick away. What are the symptoms? Symptoms are variable, but can include: Trouble concentrating or making decisions Feeling irritable, tense or restless Experiencing nausea or abdominal distress Having heart palpitations Sweating, trembling or shaking Trouble sleeping Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom We can all find it a challenge sometimes to keep our heads above water. We might have a successful business and struggling with our personal life. We might have a happy personal life but find running a business or managing

How Often do you Prioritise and How Often Should We Prioritise?

How often do we slip back into our bad habits and feel like we are not productive, only do the jobs we like rather than what we should be doing and then feel ineffective and inefficient. How often do we say we will change our habits and develop new ones and start prioritising with what is important to us personally or professionally and then never do it? How often should we prioritise and reflect on what we are doing and how we are doing it? Here are five great steps: Regular Check-ins: Schedule regular check-ins with yourself to assess your current priorities and actions. This could be a weekly or monthly reflection session where you review your goals, tasks, and overall direction. Define Clear Objectives: Clearly define your short-term and long-term objectives. Regularly assess whether your current activities align with these objectives. This helps ensure that your efforts contribute meaningfully to your