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”

Why training your brain is the most important skill you will ever master

I came to life coaching looking for someone to give me the answer. I wanted to feel better, have less anxiety, work out a direction in life and stop wallowing around saying ‘I don’t know’. And coaching gave me that answer But like all things in life it wasn’t quite the answer I was expecting.Continue reading “Why training your brain is the most important skill you will ever master”

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”

How to Take Back Control

Focus on what you can control. You’ve probably heard this a million times, but it really is the key to everything. I have an overactive fear sensor – I can freak out about anything and everything. My brain’s favourite reaction to a perceived threat varies, but is mostly in the ‘freeze’ category with a bitContinue reading “How to Take Back Control”

Stuck in a rut? How taking pride in what you do can change everything

It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut. Very easy to feel like everything you’re doing is just a bit pointless and is getting you absolutely nowhere. This can look like procrastination loops, leaving things to the last minute then getting frustrated, a general lack of interest in your work and the belief thatContinue reading “Stuck in a rut? How taking pride in what you do can change everything”

Why you keep procrastinating and what you can do about it

TL;DR: You’re thinking about this all wrong. Procrastination is one of the things my clients find the most frustrating. They blame themselves, they try harder, they fail, they get more upset, more frustrated and keep going in the same loop. And they think something has gone terribly wrong. Or worse, they think there is somethingContinue reading “Why you keep procrastinating and what you can do about it”

Get your motivation back in 3 easy steps

Motivation, procrastination, creating good habits and discipline all go hand in hand, but often, once one of these starts to slip, the others soon follow. Maybe you find yourself procrastinating and feeling stuck. Don’t panic. It is likely this is just a temporary block and you will find your path back… Where to start ifContinue reading “Get your motivation back in 3 easy steps”

Number one tip to reduce burnout!

If, like me, you come up against overwhelm and get on that path to burnout way too easily, probably with a healthy dose of procrastination thrown in, then there’s one thing you are really going to have to get the hang of… Creating boundaries… It sounds easy doesn’t it, “oh, just put in place aContinue reading “Number one tip to reduce burnout!”

Getting over a career brick wall

How do you get over a work-related brick wall?   The start of our careers can be pretty plain sailing. You’re constantly learning, there are structures in place to get to the next level. A bit of hard work, some fun, following the right processes and boom – you’re promoted! But often, what comes afterContinue reading “Getting over a career brick wall”