Archive for the ‘Self Care’ Category

Small Changes Equal Big Impact

Monday, September 25th, 2017

In my last blog I asked how focusing on your personal goals and aspirations had been going. I explained the importance of making sure goals are in alignment with your core values to ensure greater success.

No matter what they are, incorporating small changes into your day to day life can be a challenge. Not least because we are creatures of habit and habits can be difficult to break. Rather than trying to change or incorporate everything at once, the best way to make effective long lasting changes is to begin to introduce small changes one by one.

Let’s use an example of a change that most of us tend to struggle with: exercise. We make the decision that we want to get healthy, to feel and look better and even have more energy. We know that exercise is one of the best ways to get the results we want which, are own line with our core value of health/vitality. We know that without good health we will struggle to achieve much else.

What usually tends to happen is we get excited about this news change we’re about to make and throw ourselves into a new health and fitness routine, committing to exercising for 40 minutes every day, and eating salads and banning all snacks. Within a week many of us will have fallen of the wagon. Why? because we tried to change to much at the same times. The secret to change that sticks is to make it incremental, changing one thing at a time, embedding the habit before
moving on to the next one.

This gentle approach can work for any set of changes you’d like to introduce into your life from changing eating habits to making more time for self care or study.

Congratulations if you have begun to work on you personal goals and are already seeing results. You should give yourself a pat on the back. I’d love for you to share what changes you’ve made since the beginning of the month. If you haven’t  started to make the changes you planned remember – small changes applied consistently gets results.

It’s never too late to get started.

Start your journey today – achieve confidence, balance and joy.

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Your Time: Create A Life You Love!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The theme for August has been one of simplicity. In my last blog I talked about the importance of ditching ‘Mummy Guilt’; something most of us feel at some point in our parenting journey. Today I want to talk about making time for yourself to create a life you love. When we aren’t wracked by guilt, worrying about what we’re doing wrong, it’s far easier to credit ourselves for what you are doing well.

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Ditch The Mummy Guilt!

Monday, August 14th, 2017

As we fast approach September and back to school time,, you are probably looking over the past month with fond memories of the time you’ve been able to spend as a family.

By now, for some of you, the mere mention of children activities might be enough to bring you out in hives, after numerous wrestling matches over the remote control or the toy of the hour. Whichever side of the fence you sit, one thing is for sure. You ARE an amazing mum.

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Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

If I asked you to tell me who you are without being able to use titles such as mum, wife, partner, sister, manager, employee what would you answer? Would you answer easily or would you find it difficult?

Often as women, it can feel our identity is so tied up in who we are to others, we forget who we are to ourselves. What we love, what makes us happy, what we stand for. It’s easy to know who we in our responsibility roles. We play those roles on autopilot. They are so well rehearsed, we don’t have to think about them. How often do we get the chance to be ‘ourselves’ and revel in what that feels like.

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Self-Worth: How To Value Yourself!

Monday, May 15th, 2017

This month’s newsletter explored self-worth and how for each of us, it ties in with what we believe about ourselves. It can feel as if our belief and values are fixed. In many instances the values we grow up with and are instilled in us, usually from our parents and teachers, are one we take with us through life. They help us navigate the world and give us a sense of ‘knowing’ and belonging. They don’t change much, if at all and they are just what we believe. (more…)

Are You Worth It?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Knowing your self-worth is priceless. How you see yourself when you look in the mirror is a true reflection of who you are. You want to see a confident, capable person, ready to face the world and tackle anything and everything that’s thrown at you. But does anyone see that when they look in the mirror? And if they do, are they kidding themselves? (more…)

Skip Self-Care At Your Peril!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Self-care by definition is all about you. It’s not selfish to put yourself first. In fact, in some scenarios, it provides a positive advantage. Think about the many ways you endlessly prioritise your children ahead of you and forget about your own needs in the bargain. It may have become second nature to ignore your own needs, but remember: you skip on your self-care at your peril. (more…)

Keeping On At Christmas

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The preparations for Christmas coupled with additional social events and late nights can leave mums feeling worn out. Early planning can help reduce the stress levels during the festive period, but mums also need to be sure they make time for themselves and their wellbeing to avoid feeling run down over Christmas. (more…)

Create A Life You’re Proud To Live

Monday, June 29th, 2015

You know what you’re capable of achieving and how your personal success can impact on all aspects of your life. Be confident in yourself and your own accomplishments. If you are happy with yourself, everyone will know, as your wellbeing is reflected in everything you do. By building on your own triumphs, you can create a life that you’re proud to live and of which your family is happy to belong. (more…)

Create Your Own Calm

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Creating calm isn’t as easy as it sounds. You need to make the most of it when the opportunity arises or alternatively plan in moments when you can devote some time to you. Calm is as much a state of mind as a physical environment, so uncluttering your thoughts and concentrating on positives can often be as beneficial to you as a physical rest from the day-to-day rush. (more…)