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25 easy ways to make 2017 a sensational success

Well, it’s that time of year again. A time for reflection, evaluation, and self-celebration!

What, you don’t do this?

Well, start now!

Why?

If you’re not clear about what to dump, what to adapt and what to repeat, how can you make the year ahead a game changer?

If a rapidly changing environment has thrown your plans off course, how can you formulate a different strategy to achieve the outcomes … Read on...

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6 self awareness habits that generate energy and productivity

If your car alerts you that fuel levels are low, do you ignore it and keep driving, hoping that somehow the tank will miraculously refill itself? If the smoke alarm in your house is activated, do you investigate why, or disable it, while the house burns down around you?

No?

Why then when our bodies warn us that our energy levels are low, do so many of us ignore it … Read on...

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Why do these 10 rituals reduce stress and enhance productivity?

Do you ever wonder why when most of us no longer have to worry on a daily basis about where we’re going to find shelter for the night, whether we’ll die of hypothermia, succumb to disease, be clubbed over the head by marauding tribesmen, or become dinosaur droppings—our stress levels are soaring? As relatively recently as the 1900’s, there was a very real chance you or a member of your … Read on...

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How can you stop your inner Gollum sabotaging you?

Has impulsively rushing into something ever bitten you on the butt, making you wish you’d pressed the pause button and evaluated the consequences first? Have you ever arrived late for an important interview? Are you dreaming of financial freedom while your credit card is melting from over use? Have you ever devoted yourself to the destruction of your liver by testing what you learned in chemistry class? Have you argued … Read on...

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3 steps to stop your inner toddler derailing you

Are your New Year intentions still on track? Or has your inner toddler hijacked them already? You know the one who’s prone to tantrums when s/he can’t have or do what s/he wants right this MINUTE? The one who can’t resist the siren call of immediate gratification—no matter what the consequences.

After the initial dopamine high has been satiated, do you feel disappointed with your lack of self control?

Or … Read on...

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10 Questions for a stress free year ahead

In the space of a week I’ve seen normally competent, well balanced friends hurtling like out of control skiers into a vortex of stress. I’ve had outwardly successful clients descending into serious ill health from mental and emotional overload and colleagues with stratospheric blood pressure, who are consumed by anger at pretty much everything.

What is it about this time of year that seems to press the fast forward button … Read on...

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50 no-frills insights for a stress free life

Since we all live busy lives, and don’t always get around to revisiting all the information we have access to, I’ve decided to compile this no-frills-facts-of-a-stress-free life guide for easy reference, based on previous posts.

You may want to display them where they are easily visible—to remind yourself, and others.

Warning: those who are not ready to get real may take offence…

1. Stop obsessively focusing on the problem and … Read on...

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5 Simple ways to stop this stressful habit

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when I was such a confirmed procrastinator, that the backlog looked like a busy day at JFK. I needed a team of air traffic controllers. Clearly there weren’t any, because I lurched from crisis to crisis with alarming regularity.

Of course being a single parent of two toddlers—one with special needs, and a full time businesswoman required being permanently in … Read on...

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Priorities—the cure for crazy-busy stress

I may be a stress management and empowerment coach, steeped in objectivity, and calm empathy, but whenever I hear someone exclaim (usually accompanied by appropriately dramatic body language) “I can’t because my crazy-busy schedule is making me so stressed” or variations on this theme, I am tempted to burst out laughing. I want to ask the obvious “well, why don’t you re-arrange your priorities?”

Brene Brown talks of numbing strategies—where … Read on...

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