Three myths about procrastination

You can’t define yourself as a ‘procrastinator’. Sometimes you might procrastinate, other times you might not. For every time you put off doing something you can find a hundred examples of when you took action straight away. There might be patterns to when you put off taking action and when you don’t which would beContinue reading “Three myths about procrastination”

When preparation IS procrastination

Preparation is great, right? Fail to prepare = prepare to fail and all that. But be careful that your preparation isn’t becoming a form of procrastination itself. What do I mean by that? Buying books, making plans, booking training courses, researching jobs etc all make us feel like we’re making positive moves forward. But unlessContinue reading “When preparation IS procrastination”

When consistency should be your only goal

What do you want to achieve? You’ve probably got something in mind – it could be work related, health related, relationship focused or money. Maybe you’ve written this goal down and created a plan. Maybe you’ve visualised your goal and are tracking your progress towards it. This is all great, but it can put aContinue reading “When consistency should be your only goal”

How To Ask For Help at Work

Every company is contemplating their corporate wellbeing strategies, every company will tell you that your wellbeing is at the heart of everything they do. So, why is it then that asking for support and getting the support you need often feels like an uphill struggle? Part of the reason is that managers and senior leadersContinue reading “How To Ask For Help at Work”

How to create confidence and positivity

We all want to head into the year with confidence, whether we set new years resolutions or not, we can’t help but have an idea that we’d really like this year to be a ‘good’ one.  The best indicator of whether you will start this year with confidence is the stories you are telling yourself. These are likelyContinue reading “How to create confidence and positivity”

Take a break…your brain will thank you

If you are struggling to get things done, remain motivated and keep consistent it can feel completely counter-intuitive to stop and take a break. You want to keep going, break through the barrier, prove to yourself that you can and will succeed. But this is often the least constructive route you can take Yes, sometimesContinue reading “Take a break…your brain will thank you”

What Are You Fighting Against?

The psychologist Carl Jung famously gave us the idea that “what you resist not only persists, but will grow in size”. I have found this to be true so many times, both with myself, and my coaching clients that it is a principle I wholeheartedly follow. Therefore, when times get tough, if I find myselfContinue reading “What Are You Fighting Against?”

5 Ways To Make A Plan You’ll Actually Stick To

We’ve all experienced making an amazing plan that we’re really excited about only to give up on it two days later, right? First off, let’s just accept that happens sometimes, no shame in it at all. But when continuing to make the same plans, procrastinating, and not sticking to them becomes a real habit, thenContinue reading “5 Ways To Make A Plan You’ll Actually Stick To”

Discipline is not a personality trait

You don’t either ‘have’ discipline or ‘don’t have’ it. Discipline is just choices you make each day. You make those choices based on what’s important to you at that moment. You make those choices based on how you are feeling in that moment. You make those choices based on how you feel about the endContinue reading “Discipline is not a personality trait”

Overcome Procrastination with Compassion, not Anger

By the time people come to me, as a life coach, they are often at the point of intense frustration, anger, anxiety and/or overwhelm and resignation. Whatever it is they’re trying to do doesn’t seem to be working and they are often desperate for an answer. The good news here is that there is anContinue reading “Overcome Procrastination with Compassion, not Anger”