Posts Tagged ‘achieving goals’

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.

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Holiday Dreams Can Come True!

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Throughout September, I have been focusing on the dreams and aspirations mums visualise during the calm of a family break. Often these thoughts for the future end up by the wayside when ‘normality’ resumes. Yet you can change this and create a new reality for you and your family that reflects the lifestyle you truly want and deserve. (more…)

Be Different. Make A Change.

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The summer holiday can be tricky for mums, with the typical challenge of balancing work and childcare consuming much of your time! Yet the family holiday can offer sporadic moments of calm during which you can truly reflect on your lifestyle and consider whether it is what you want for you and your family. The trouble comes when you return to your normal routine and get little time to continue exploring ways to create a happier, more fulfilled life. (more…)

How Prepared Are You To Change?

Monday, September 10th, 2012

How would you rate the various aspects of your life right now? Do you feel happy, healthy and in control of life’s direction? Alternatively does your life lack a sense of purpose, balance and focus? If this is the case, maybe now is the time to make significant changes that will bring joy, energy and happiness back in to your life. How prepared are you to make these changes and reap the rewards? (more…)

2012: It’s Time For You To Sparkle

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Do you have aspirations for a better life?
Do you wonder where the real you went when you became a mum?
Do you need to find time for you?
How would achieving your greatest goals change your life?

So many mums feel trapped by their situation and view their lives as a constant cycle of kids, work, washing, cleaning and errands. Life can seem monotonous, tedious and without focus. Isn’t it time you took control and did something for you that would give you immense fulfilment, satisfaction and pleasure? (more…)