Why am I feeling stuck? Overcoming internal resistance and exploring options

Are you feeling stuck right now?  Have you taken time to notice how you react to suggestions, new possibilities and different options? You might be struggling with what I call the "instant no"?  Or perhaps more accurately, it's not so much of a hard no (because we're also the people who often find it tricky to set clear boundaries).  It's probably more of a "hmm, not sure that's for me", a "but what if.." or a "that's beyond me; [...]

Multitasking – Help or Hindrance? And The Art of Doing Nothing

Is multitasking a help or hindrance to you? I've been a fully signed-up member of the Multitasking Gang for many years. But - gulp - I know it doesn't always help and I've worked hard to keep it in some sort of balance so it works with me, rather than against me. It’s something I talk about regularly with my clients because so many of us seem to be like computers running 100+ programs at any one time (and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]