How Changing One Habit Could Make Your Dreams Come True

How Changing One Habit Could Make Your Dreams Come True

Do You have a morning ritual?

I’m not talking about ‘get out of bed, have a shower, put on your clothes, have breakfast etc while in automatic mode’ and then dragging yourself out of the house

That’s more of a routine or maybe even a habit.

I’m talking about a ritual and the difference is that a ritual is something done mindfully.

So, your ritual could look similar - getting out of bed, showering, having breakfast and leaving the house, but instead of just getting out of bed, you might get out of bed and do a minute’s stretches and then you might do affirmations in the shower.

You may already have considered what you’re going to wear, even the night before, and your clothing is making a statement about who you are and how you want to present yourself that day. And when you eat, you do so mindfully so you savour every mouthful.

Highly successful people have morning rituals

Most successful people have a morning ritual and will tell you about it if asked. To them, it will be something they do religiously

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Choosing Lunch the Easy Way

Choosing Lunch the Easy Way

Have you ever been somewhere where the options are so many that it’s impossible to choose.

One place for me is Heathrow international airport in London - every year, I am there and every year it’s the same old question - not what shall I eat?, as much as which outlet will I go to to choose what to eat?

Well, I have a method for making the best choice every time and I’m going to share it with you.

Head or Heart Deciding?

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Do your genes determine the size of your jeans?

Do your genes determine the size of your jeans?

So here's the thing, many people think that some things are inevitable because it's in their genes.

Have you ever thought:

  • cancer runs in my family, so I'll probably get it
  • everyone in my family has weight issues
  • nobody in my family has been to university so I won't make it there
  • everyone in my family is late and that's why I'm late

and the list could do on.

Well, if you said yes to one or more of those questions, then you're likely to be right. But it's not because of your genes, it's because

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Finding Inner Strength

Finding Inner Strength

I have just finished reading this wonderful book by Lucy Hone, ‘What Abi Taught Us’. It is a true work of beauty and gives so much practical help for anyone dealing with bereavement. Lucy has a research background in resilience and in this book she outlines the how she used findings from her research to deal with the tragic loss of her 12 year old daughter, Abi.

One of the main messages that I took from the book is that we are resilient as human beings,  and that we can come through trauma, stress and extreme sadness and have a meaningful, joyful life albeit that it may be different after the event that has shaken us.

In the book, Lucy introduced me to ‘Signature Strengths’ - we all have some core strengths that will support us in times of trouble. But interestingly, other strengths, which we may not have identified with ourselves, also reveal themselves.

And so, I did the questionnaire that Lucy mentions to find my ’Signature Strengths’

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Serious Case of the Pollyanna's

Serious Case of the Pollyanna's

When I was a kid, I LOVE LOVE LOVED the movie Pollyanna.

Not exactly sure what I found so appealing, however I know I did love how Pollyanna ALWAYS found the positive side of EVERY obstacle that came her way.

Everything that went wrong – she found a way to ‘Look on the bright side”

Kind of a cool way to go through life but usually easier said than done!!

On Saturday I had a busy start to my day, leaving the house at 9am and driving a constant cycle of drop offs and pick ups until just after 1pm.

Delighted to finally be pulling into my driveway and being finished with the zipping around, I walked into my house and my delight quickly drained away.

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Do you feel invisible?

Do you feel invisible?

I've been reading a lot lately about women (particularly, but it could be men) who believe that they are less relevant and less seen as they grow older. The so-called 'invisibility of age'.

Well, I believe that is a myth - there is no inevitability of becoming invisible as we get older. It's something we do that leads to not being seen. And the good news is there is a solution so you can remove the cloaks of invisibility so you can feel seen and relevant. And I'm going to share how to do it in this video.

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