Despite the fact that I apologised in my last blog for not writing more regularly, I succeeded again in having a long gap between posts! I won't go in to my reasons, because quite honestly they are not important to you readers, what is important is consistency. On Friday I was on a course run by Sussex Business Bureau and I was reminded of the importance of regular communication. Louise Fenwick, Zoe Cairns & Emma Pearce, specialists in social media and marketing, explained how social media is all about building relationships. People want to do business with people that they 'know, like and trust'. It's the same in life isn't it? We all want to be around people that we 'know, [...]
Are you one of those people who are always busy looking after others? Do you put yourself last? Do you find yourself trying to 'rescue' a person or a situation or trying to make sure everyone else is happy? If you are, I'd like you to consider that YOU are important and that when you can find ways of getting what you need and being happy, it's a gift for others. I am not talking about lacking compassion for people and circumstances, I'm talking about getting out of the habit of trying to 'save' or 'fix' others and neglecting number one! When we don't take care of ourselves, this can lead to 'burn out' and feeling of resentment, but not only [...]
People talk about 'getting over' the death of someone, but is that really possible? Accepting feelings of grief, as and when they appear, may be a far more powerful way to heal ourselves. Today EFT Coach and Trainer, Penny Waite, talks to me about the death of her son Barney. Barney died in 2005. Penny talks about her experience of grief and the importance of getting support. The interview is approximately 14 minutes long. Click here for the interview >>
The other day someone asked me for some help with their habit of Procrastinating. I decided to go to Wikipedia and see what it had to say about Procrastination. Here is Wikipedias definition:- Procrastination refers to the counterproductive deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxietyassociated with starting or completing any task or decision. There are three criteria for a behavior to be classified as procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying. Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as societal disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. [...]
Like it or not, exercise is 'good for us'. Today I talk to Personal Trainer, Jennifer Neal about the benefits of exercise. The interview lasts 8 mins 33 sec. Click on this link to hear the interview JenniferNealInterview Here is a demonstration of how you can use EFT, a simple tapping technique to motivate yourself to exercise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqnp0o1sDJM Speak soon .....
Just think about those 4 words a moment. No fear No Stress. Do you think that’s true? Well, take a look at your own life. Do you experience 'stress'? If you do, what particular situations do you find stressful? When you feel 'stressed', what do you think is the underlying emotion? If you feel irritated and frustrated when your children won't cooperate, you might think that the emotion is anger, but I suspect, if you looked underneath the anger, there would be some fear. I want you to try something now. I want you to jot down the answer to the following question, and as you do so, just keep on writing till you have run out of things to say. [...]
Even though we know that our bodies need to exercise, sometimes it can be the last thing on our mind. Then, when we do remember, we can spend our time feeling 'guilty' and 'justifying' why we didn't or 'couldn't' get round to it, or even chastise ourself for being 'bad', 'hopeless, or for having 'no will power'! If you keep telling yourself you 'should' exercise it won't be much of a motivator for you. Tell yourself you 'could' and you give yourself freedom to choose to exercise or not. There are so many different ways to keep fit. What's really useful is to find a form of exercise that you enjoy, because that way, you are more likely to set aside time [...]
Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see a friend, an enemy or a complete stranger? No matter what other people say about us, if we don't like the way we look we can never be completely happy. The truth is that, like it or not, you do look, the way you look. If you can begin to accept the way you look, and start to get to like yourself, the mirror will reflect that back to you. So, if like me, you have ever struggled to come to terms with your reflection, take a look at this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OuE7fbKXe4 Speak soon.....
Are you .... working too hard? out of work? in a job you don't enjoy? feeling overwhelmed with family demands? struggling financially? up against deadlines unable to do everything in the time you have? worried about someone? dealing with health issues? finding you are always last on the list? Whatever 'Stresses' you have, feeling anxious and overwhelmed actually gets in the way of you completing your list of tasks, and more importantly affects your health and enjoyment of life. Relating to life like it's a 'to do list' means you can miss out on the joy that is all around you (people, your children, nature). The truth is that no matter how hard you try you are not always going to get [...]