“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.” – Anne Lamott. Self-care strategies to avoid end of year burnout. As the end of 2020 is fast approaching, it feels as though life is busier than ever before. The ever increasing demands of work and life are at all time high. And with 5 weeks remaining until the end of the year, many of us are anticipating taking some much needed time off to rest, recover and recharge the batteries. I have particularly been feeling more pressure to cope with the demands of my role – both in my professional career and for Boss […]

Wellness

November 23, 2020

Self-Care Strategies To Avoid End Of Year Burnout

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How to maximise the last 60 days of 2020. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” – Paul. J. Meyer. 2020 has been an unusually challenging year. There have been more disruptions to our routines than ever before, and it has been very easy for many of us to be thrown off-course. I am a firm believer that with clear intention, planning and focused effort, there is a lot that can be accomplished in 60 days. You can either write-off the rest of the year and wait for 01 January 2021 to roll around, or you can […]

Career, Organisation

October 25, 2020

How To Maximise The Last 60 Days Of 2020

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Key strategies for avoiding burnout and optimising wellness. “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” – Audre Lorde. The concept of working a 9-5, Monday-Friday work week is something which feels strangely foreign to me. For as long as I can remember, I have worked in roles that have demanded a lot of my time and energy. To add the podcast, this blog, brand partnerships, coaching and consulting on top of an already demanding full-time job could easily become a recipe for disaster. I have been working harder this past year than I ever have in my […]

Wellness

October 18, 2020

Avoiding Burnout: 5 Strategies I Use to Reduce Stress, Overwhelm & Exhaustion

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What I’m Unapologetically Saying No To. “I didn’t want to say ‘no’ because I didn’t want people to think I’m not nice. And that, to me, has been the greatest lesson of my life. To recognise that I am solely responsible for it, and not trying to please other people, and not living my life to please other people, but doing what my heart says all the time.” – Oprah Winfrey. My identity growing up in my childhood, teenage years and early professional career, was the ‘nice girl.’ So much so, that in high school I won the ‘nicest person award’ and the ‘friendliest person award.’ Today, the thought of […]

Personal Development

September 4, 2020

5 Things I’m Unapologetically Saying No To

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“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin. One of the most beneficial practices I’ve developed is to take the necessary time out to power plan for the week ahead. When I plan for my week, I am really clear on the necessary steps I need to take in order to maximise my productivity and achieve all the tasks I have set out for myself. When I do this, I truly feel like I’m an unstoppable force! There are a few steps I follow in order to power plan and to set my week up for success: 1. WRITE A TO-DO LIST It may seem […]

Career, Organisation

August 16, 2020

How I Power Plan For A Productive Week

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How I Stay On Top Of My To-Do List & manage Overwhelm. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” – Paul Meyer. One of the most useful tools I use in business and in life is a to-do list. It sounds so simple, however the mere act of putting pen to paper helps me to stay accountable and on track to completing the work that matters. I know I’m not alone in this, as many of my podcast guests have shared that writing a to-do list is one of the most life-changing practices they’ve developed. Between balancing […]

Organisation

August 3, 2020

How I Stay On Top Of My To-Do List & Manage Overwhelm

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How to beat procrastination. “A day can slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do.” – Bill Waterson. Procrastination is something that many of us have experienced at one point or another. How many times have you set out a task for yourself to accomplish in a given day, only for the day to have passed and you’ve done everything but that task? Procrastination can kill our dreams, and prevent us from achieving our goals. It can prevent us from doing the meaningful, life changing work that we were destined to do. Understanding the reason behind your procrastination is crucial. There are a few strategies I’ve put […]

Career, Personal Development

July 19, 2020

How To Beat Procrastination

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How I Get Myself Out Of A Mid-Year Slump. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. 2020 has well and truly been a challenging year for many of us. I am yet to come across a single person whose personal or professional life has not been impacted in some way as a result of recent events. Our plans, commitments and routines have been derailed, resulting in many of us feeling overwhelmed, anxious or simply burnt out. Despite our current circumstances, I generally like to take some time out mid-year to reassess my goals for the year. What has gone well? […]

Career, Wellness

June 29, 2020

How I Get Myself Out Of A Mid-Year Slump

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