Set your mind to the planning

I’ve got into the habit when talking to people about self-care of finding myself often saying, “all we are doing here is playing psychological tricks on ourselves to get the best out of ourselves so ‘ourselves’ stop getting in the way”. There’s a funny thing goes on in […]

Reworked – Let me tell you about the new book!

Excited to be telling you that today (Friday 15th January 2021) the new book is out! Strictly speaking it’s a reworking of the other book – a remix if you like for the music people among you! We wrote a book (myself, Lisa and Steph) and we aimed […]

Happiness – the elusive goal!

Happy Christmas we have all just been saying to each other. And then Happy New Year. We’re obsessed! Once a year we say Happy Birthday to each other as well. Clearly ‘Happy’ is very important to us. Yet it alludes us – or at least its elusive more […]

Priority

It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally finished it. I started reading Robert A. Heinlein’s ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress‘ in July of this year. It was an interesting choice as I don’t usually read fiction and I’m not a fan of sci-fi particularly. But I’ll […]

Lunch Breaks – the rules

I think you know this already but maybe don’t acknowledge it or feel you can do anything about it? Motivation is finite. The further you get into the day the less of it you have at your disposal. The perfect time to top it up is lunch time! […]

Moving a mountain

I was reminded recently of this Chinese proverb – “The man who moved a mountain was the one who began carrying away small stones.”  This resonates with me so much. I’m often put off getting started with big tasks because they just seem, well, too big! What reminded me […]

Don’t be a procrastinating donkey!

There’s a parable of sorts, a metaphor maybe, about a donkey. The donkey in the tale is stuck. He is both ravaged with thirst and famished with hunger and he is equidistant between the water trough and the hay bale. The donkey in this tale of woe was […]

Working from home? Here’s how to start your day!

It might surprise you to find that I’m not going to tell you much about how to start work… although I will end up there. This is because what you do before you start your work day is so important no matter where you are working but at […]

The ‘Two Minute’ Rule

Being productive either at work or at home is a crucial part of being organised and being organised is essential to a happy and content life I feel ……All your ducks in a row so that you just get on with your day. I live by the ideas […]

Is just enough enough?

Earlier this week I was talking to a group of final year students at the University where I work about self care. They are currently entering their final stages of their undergraduate degree, on placement, writing dissertations, and balancing all of that with family and personal life. I […]