Stressed? Exhausted? Read this! How to work with your capacity

I don't know about you, but right now, so many people I'm encountering are stressed and exhausted.  There's a lot going on and many things are feeling scary - both in the big picture and closer to home.  And all this comes on the back of 2 years in a pandemic.So it's not surprising, but it is something we have to be aware of - how to work with our capacity.  In honesty, I'm pretty good at this now.  Chronic [...]

The Key to Confidence – Playing to Your Strengths (Confidence Part 3)

Wow, my little blog on confidence has become a series, and it feels like we're still just touching the surface! But we're doing great things, and it feels like the next logical step is to start looking at how we can tune into what we're great at (and our Zone of Genius). This also means considering what isn't our forte, or could do with some improvement, or appreciation of what's just not our thing. And being able to do [...]

5 Tips to Boost Your Self Confidence (Confidence Part 2)

Ok, so following on from last week's blog, we've shifted those deep, dark beliefs about confidence being a bad thing, and we'd like some of it. Not too little, not too much - just a delicious balance of calm confidence, quiet power, and assurance and ease with all we are and all we can do. Sounds good, eh? But how? Well, it's a huge topic, but I'll share a few hints and tips here that can be game-changers. [...]

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Let’s talk about the C word…Confidence (Part 1)

Confidence – nice thing to have, yes? Knowledge of and belief in your skills and abilities, a calm relationship with your own strengths and areas of improvement, an ability to communicate what those are so others know what you’ve got covered. No biggie you’d think.  But yet when this comes up in my coaching space, there’s times you’d think I’d started shouting the other C word – horror, recoil, fear, and rejection (“that’s not for me!)”. Somewhere along the [...]

Battling Perfectionism – When Enough is Enough!

The battle with "enough" is a regular one for my clients - the eager entrepreneurs, the diligent employees, and those more comfortable with being hard on themselves than cheering themselves on.  And wow, it's a huge topic - definitely one for all of us struggling with perfectionism (though I now class myself as an "almost" recovered perfectionist).    So I'm sure I'll return to it again in these blogs, but let's make a start here: How to know when [...]

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

My name is Emma, and I’m a procrastinator. Or at least I’m a pretty much recovered procrastinator, and I’m happy to share with you how I did it. If you’re struggling to get your good intentions to stick, to tick things off that to-do list, and to do the things you know you’ll feel better for doing, then read on.  Here's how to stop procrastinating… A Procrastination Kitbag to Get Stuff Done Procrastination is at the root [...]

Soothe Your Nervous System by Tuning Into the 5 Senses: Touch

Here’s the final blog in my series about how to soothe the nervous system and restore a sense of calm using our five senses.  It’s the turn of touch, a powerful tool for feeling better when stress, anxiety or overwhelm are looming. The techniques listed in these blogs are all great ways of finding some calm.  Some are more complicated than others so use the rules of KISS to find the ones the resonate with you.  With practice, they'll [...]

Simple Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety The Senses – Taste

How can we use our tastebuds to reduce stress and anxiety, and beat overwhelm? What's that?  “Cake, and loads of it!” But is that the only way? And does cake work? This is the latest in my blog series, all about how to reduce stress and anxiety and beat overwhelm by tuning into our senses. Whatever you choose, remember, the rules of KISS... Remember to Keep Things Super Simple (KISS) Find small, simple ways to soothe Choose [...]

Using our Sense of Smell to Stay Calm

TOP TIP: Remember to Keep Things Super Simple (KISS) Find small, simple ways to soothe Choose ones that resonate with you And do them again and again, especially when you’re feeling strong, so you’ll be able to access them easily when there’s a wobble And so this week we're looking at how we can use our sense of smell in various ways to stay calm and relaxed. This is the third blog in my series, all [...]

Stay Calm and Stress Free with The Five Senses – Hearing

Here’s the second blog in my latest series about how to stay calm and stress free by tuning into our senses.  This week it’s hearing. Check out last week’s blog with super simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety using sight.  And how to build your Mindful First Aid Kit to deal with stress emergencies. Remember, these techniques vary in complexity and some will appeal more than others.  Use the rules of KISS... TOP TIP: Remember [...]