Putting planning in place

Putting planning in place

Ooh, I do like the alliteration of putting planning in place – yes, I am a HUGE geek and proud of it too! But yes, I have had a lot of clients and fellow coaches lately showing a big resistance in planning.  I LOVE planning (could be the geek in me again) because I find that it gives me focus, keeps me organised and helps me to get things done while freeing up time to do the things that I

Being a beginner

Being a beginner

We all know how scary it can be to being a beginner at something.  That kind of feeling of being out of control or unable.  With the thoughts and doubts floating around our minds about whether we’ll be good at it or even if we’ll be able to do it at all! Yes, being a beginner at something is a strange experience, especially as adults because our own thoughts become our worst enemy and try to convince us to stay

How decluttering helps relieve stress

How decluttering helps relieve stress

Today I want to share with you how decluttering helps relieve stress, mainly because I am in the depths of yet another declutter and also because I always hear how stressed my clients and friends are only to uncover that they are holding on to stuff that is not benefiting them. So many of us move a lot these days (and those of us who don’t are equally as disorganised) when it comes to clearing things out when we move*.

Planning for a better future

Planning for a better future

I know that planning can be met with some resistance, but I really swear by planning for a better future because you have a clear idea of what you are aiming for and some clear steps on what you need to do to get there.  No it may not be a quick fix to getting you to where you want to be, but it will definitely get you there miles quicker than if you just wish and want for something.

CASE STUDY – Decluttering

CASE STUDY – Decluttering

Even if you think that you don’t need to do some decluttering, you do! Everyone has some kind of clutter, be it the physical kind like that messy drawer in your spare room, in the digital world with the negative people who pollute your social media streams or in the mind with the thoughts and ideas floating around and popping into view at the most in opportune moments (like three o’clock in the morning!) or in managing the time that

Knowing when to step away

Knowing when to step away

January can be a bit bi-polar in the way that people will be feeling.  Some will be all motivated and plunging themselves into new adventures and habits (just look through the window of any gym at the moment!) and others will be feeling the January blues after having time off from work and time to relax. The thing is knowing when to step away for a bit and reassess where you are and where you are heading.  Which is what

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you!  Wow, I simply can’t believe how fast the time has been going and how quickly we seem to be going from year to year – not that I am complaining, it has been an excellent ride and I have done so much in one year! How was your Christmas and New Year?  What did you get up to?  Have you made any changes? I had a fantastic Christmas spent with my family and then new

Coping with a stressful work environment

Coping with a stressful work environment

I’ve had my fair share of stressful working environments through my working life and I know that it can be a painful place to be. So I thought that I would share some tips for coping with a stressful work environment. There are many factors that make a work environment stressful, it can be bad communication, uncertainty or even dominance from other workers.  Things like funding cuts or looming redundancy can make work a stressful place to be. Having said that

Welcome to Should Land

Welcome to Should Land

Welcome to Should Land. You should have lots of fun here because you should enjoy the rides, should like the people here and should get on with what you are doing because everyone else does. The whole problem with ‘should‘ has come up very regularly with my clients lately.  They have been doing things because they have a feeling that they should – because someone has told them they should or they feel like they should because of ‘such and

Nothing can MAKE you feel stressed

Nothing can MAKE you feel stressed

You might be thinking from personal experience that things can make you feel stressed, but I am here to share why nothing can MAKE you feel stressed. Let me explain. Stress is an emotion, an internal reaction to something.  It is something that only you can create and only something that you can that you can personally experience.  My stress is different from your stress, your stress is different to the next persons stress and so on.  Nobody experiences stress