Time to recognise your triumphant self!

Take a moment and think over the last few weeks. Can you think of something that you have you done well? Is there something you are proud of achieving? Stop and reflect on that experience. How did you use your strengths? Is there something you learnt about yourself? How did you feel about it at the time and just pondering it now, does it stir the same emotions?

For me, it’s a really simple one; I’m giving myself a pat on the back for sorting out an old skating niggle. I’m proud of myself for actually doing the prescribed 20 min daily physio exercises and life is definitely better for it. It has helped me value my persistence and diligence at getting a job done. I’m looking for other ways I can put those qualities to good use.

I’d love to hear about your successes – three cheers for your triumphant self!

How to stop sabotaging yourself

Stop self sabotage by harnessing the power of your PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE self.

Are you trying to create change in your life? Have you set an intention that you are working towards? Do you have a vision you feel passionate about realising? Consider the concepts of “past”, “present” and “future” self to help you in this process…

Let’s take, for example, a goal concerning your ‘health and wellbeing‘. First, you need to get really clear on what it means to you to be healthy. How do you see health and wellbeing manifesting in your life? Rather than setting a broad goal of “being healthy”, pinpoint more closely what you value and aspire to. A more effective goal could be something like “feeling vital, vibrant and being a positive role model for my kids”.

Using the concepts of past, present and future self to help you achieve greater vitality, you could reflect on the following questions: (more…)

What’s on your “Golden” bucket list?

I went to a fabulous workshop last weekend on a method of counselling called “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy”.  I have come away with a real clarity on my life values and what I want to achieve in this lifetime.

In the days following this course I have found a tangible feeling of peace by making sure that my thoughts and actions resonate with my values and help me to move closer to my aspirations.

This experience has inspired me to write this week about making a “golden” bucket list. Read on to find out what’s so special about it and for tips on how to write yours.


How to make GOALS that actually work for you:

We’re one month in to 2013 so now is a great time to revisit the intentions you set at the beginning of the year. If you haven’t set any yet, it’s not too late!

There are many benefits of goal setting – they help structure and shape your day, focus your attention and drive, give you a sense of meaning and purpose, develop time management and organisation skills and can also allow us to cope better with problems in times of crisis.

Read on for tips on the most effective goal setting techniques…