How Routine Helps you to be Happier

How Routine Helps you to be Happier

I have been taking about routine with a lot of my coachees recently so I thought that today would be as good a time as any to share with you how routine helps you to be happier – and to share my experience of being using routine to help me through depression and anxiety. I know that routine comes with connotations of being boring, monotonous and trapping and I will admit to having been on that wagon too in the past.

The Importance of Getting Things Done

The Importance of Getting Things Done

I am sitting here feeling rather chuffed with myself for getting so much done and it is only 9:15am.  It got me thinking about the importance of getting things done so that you can concentrate on the things that you want to be doing rather than the things you think you should be doing. We all have stuff that needs to be done that we would rather not do – I saw this meme on Facebook the other day and it

What can you do in 25 minutes?

What can you do in 25 minutes?

I have been heavily into productivity ever since my multi-tasking, overstretched, Office Manager days and just this week, while re-exploring the Pomodoro Technique it got me thinking, what can you do in 25 minutes? What I have discovered is that you can actually do WAY more in 25 minutes than you would think! Take today for example.  I have been meaning to show myself some self-care but it has been falling to the wayside much more than I would have

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

Q&A: How can I stop procrastinating?

Q&A: How can I stop procrastinating?

Lucy asks: How can I stop procrastinating when I ae something to do that bores the hell out of me?   We all have things that bore the hell out of us, Lucy!  Those tasks at are dull and make even doing the housework more interesting. I take it you mean that kind of thing? Well, unfortunately for the most part we do have to get them done and might need to employ some tips and tricks to help us get through

Guiding by Desire – the to-do list

Guiding by Desire – the to-do list

I was working with one of my clients the other day and he was a bit stuck with how to move forward with all the things on his to-do lists, wish lists and scraps of paper that he asked me to help facilitate a session for him to work through it and to gain some clarity and focus on the whole situation. As such I designed an activity for him to work through with me supporting him with questions and exploration

Getting Stuff Done

Getting Stuff Done

Wouldn’t it be great to have more free time to do the things that you want to do? Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to get your chores, jobs and other bits and bobs done more quickly and efficiently? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to no longer procrastinate over the things that you’re putting off? It is entirely possible and easy to do too. Just by creating some new habits, integrating some planning and by getting tasks done as they

Getting things done

Hello super peeps! I am sitting here with another cup of tea (it is 9:42 am and I am on my third mug!) writing my to-do list as I have planned to get as much as humanly possible crossed off the list today. So why am I sitting here, writing a list and drinking tea, rather than actually getting on with it? Well because, my friends, this is a whole lot more interesting and exciting than folding a load of

Work Life Balance

Hello lovely friends, Reflecting on the weekend that has just passed, it made me think about some of the issues that can be faced by the many people that work from home – that whole work life balance when they are both based in the same place! Some are lucky enough to have a lovely outside office space or a house big enough to separate a specific area for working (I am presently working on my studio space myself in