5 Strategies I Use To Snap Out Of A Bad Day. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton. Bad days. We’ve all had them, and I’ve certainly experienced my fair share. There are certain things which happen in life – getting cut off in traffic, being yelled at by an irate customer, unpleasant interactions… the list goes on. One thing I have learned, is that we can’t control what happens to us, however we can certainly control how we respond to it. There are a few strategies I have developed over the years to help me to […]

Wellness

December 7, 2020

5 Strategies I Use To Snap Out Of A Bad Day

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“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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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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Small Changes That Have Positively Impacted My Life. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. A lot has happened over these past few months – both globally and on a personal level. Despite all the change and disruption, I have learned to remain more calm and in control. I have learned that success is not necessarily found in some big, monumental event. However it is often the result of the small, incremental habits and decisions we make on a daily basis. Having a solid and consistent routine is something which is really important to me. No matter how disruptive a […]

Personal Development, Wellness

July 14, 2020

Small Changes That Have Positively Impacted My Life

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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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5 Ways To Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life. “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. As soon as you honour the present moment, unhappiness and struggle will dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of the present moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care and love – even the most simple action.” – Eckhart Tolle. As I have continued to invest in myself and my personal development, one of, if not the most important aspects has been working on being more present, and bringing inner peace into my life. Gone are […]

Wellness

June 21, 2020

5 Ways To Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life

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“Life changes very quickly, in a positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn. We have been living in very interesting and unusual times. Fear and negativity have certainly infiltrated the thoughts and lives of many. It is only when we silence our thoughts and make a conscious choice to rid our lives of negativity, that we can start to live a more positive life. Despite it all, I would say one of the greatest gifts I have given myself is to live a (mostly) positive life. I choose to focus on all the goodness around me. As Oprah so eloquently says, “What you focus on expands, and when […]

Wellness

April 27, 2020

5 Practices To Live A More Positive Life

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“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henn J.M. Nouwen. With everything that’s been happening in the world right now, more of us are having to spend more time living and working from home. Given the hours that we are spending within our homes, it’s more important now than ever before to look for ways to create our own joy. I love spending time at home and have created a space which I love to be in. It is so important to create a space which is positive and sparks a sense of joy. There are a few […]

Wellness

April 20, 2020

How I Create Joy At Home

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How I’m getting the most out of the new year. “Make your life a masterpiece. Imagine no limitations on what you can be, have and do.” – Brian Tracy. It’s the start of a new month, new year and new decade! The past year has been full of growth, opportunities, challenges, many highs and many lows. As I reflect on the past year my heart is full of gratitude for all the goodness in my life. And as I think about entering into this new decade, I’m excited for the future. I always like to take some time out to ask myself important questions and ensure that I’m on track […]

Career, Personal Development

January 10, 2020

How I’m Getting The Most Out Of The New Year

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How I Stay Motivated to Work Out Even When I’m Busy. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn. One of the things I’m frequently asked about is how I stay motivated to work out, even when I’m busy. I’ve always maintained an active lifestyle and working out for me has always been part of who I am and what I do. There are so many benefits to working out. Aside from the obvious physical benefits, research by Stanford University has proven that working out contributes to increased energy, elevated mood, reduced stress and better quality sleep. Despite managing a busy schedule, working […]

Wellness

October 27, 2019

How I Stay Motivated To Work Out Even When I’m Busy

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“To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.” – Zen Proverb. One of the things I’ve constantly strived to achieve is a sense of calm and order in my life. Being organised is something which has innately been me. However, being more calm is something which has required practice and effort. I’ve always admired those who are able to remain calm amongst chaos. Remaining calm irrespective of whether you are in the workplace, home or in any personal relationship is a huge competitive advantage. It is a skill, and a valuable one one at that. In this article, I share the key practices I’ve put in place to […]

Organisation, Wellness

October 13, 2019

How I Create Calm & Order In My Life

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