At the moment you may be feeling completely overwhelmed. Life, work and family commitments may all seem to be getting on top of you right now
You're trying to manage getting your work done in the kitchen, whilst home schooling your children, taking the dog for a walk, getting your exercise in, doing that zoom meeting with the office and you are just feeling totally stressed and overwhelmed.
I want to give you 5 tips that I use to help me when i'm feeling overwhelmed so you can feel better and happier. So lets get down to it.
Number 1 - It may sound silly but "know your purpose".
Know your vision, your goals, and your plans because these help you set priorities. Each day, identify the task you must accomplish and make that your top priority. Also, set aside time to invest in your future, working on important things that you will need later. If you have yet to write out your priorities, then take time to do this. It could be the most important hour that you spend in your...
How many times have you looked in the mirror and seen something you don’t like? I have lost count of the amount of times I have found something I don't like when I look in the mirror. It happens to the best of us, we get caught up in what we ‘should’ look like. Thighs are too flabby and too big, hair is too straight, feet are too big, boobs are too small… the list could go on, and for many of us that is all we focus on....everything we "don't like" or "hate" about ourselves which destroys our confidence and stops us from achieving more and reaching for more.
The question is, are you loving who you are and ready to further improve yourself, or are you getting caught in the old “I’ll be happy when i've…”?
“I’ll be happy when I weigh only X kg”,
“I’ll be happy when I get a boob job”,
I’ll be happy when I have this or that done”.
The truth is that happiness isn’t a place,...
This may sound strange as for years, I am sure you have been looking to have more balance in your life.
If you're anything like me, you have have been striving for balance like I had for years but never actually achieved it so as a result you end up feeling guilty for being off balance.
I promised myself a few years that I would strive to learn more so that I could be more and live more and what I realised about balance is that it shouldn't be what we are looking for.
I'm asking you to consider becoming off balance on purpose. Now stay with me on this one as when I was first introduced to this theory, I was of a mindset and in a place were I was always thinking that I needed to strive for more balance. After hearing a talk about off balance on purpose it really helped me to change my thinking.
So let's get down to it.
Balance vs Off Balance
Stagnance vs Growth and action
Sameness vs Change
Protecting what is imaginary /unrealistic vs our real natural...
Usually it is pain that will be the reason why people make changes. For example, not being able to fasten your jeans may make you realise you need to get your good habits back on track or it could be getting bad results in a test makes you realise you need to study more. Being in debt may force you to take action to create your own income so you are not reliant on others to decide your income. Being humiliated in work may give you the push to speak up more or to work on your mindset so you can fight back confidently and save face from the next embarrassing moment. It may be your closest friend or family's tragic experience that makes you change what you are doing right now or it could be something like a film or book that gives you that drive and motivation you need to improve yourself.
If you look around, there will always be people trying to pull you down and waiting for you to fail. It could be your closest family members or people on...
Have you ever heard me talk about non-scale victories before? You may be thinking no but in my challenge groups I talk about them all of the time as they are so so important when you are looking to improve your health and things could be happening which you are glazing over and missing because you're so focused on the scale.
So what are they? Well let's go through some examples of non scale victories when you start improving your health.
When the scale doesn't move but
- Your trousers feel looser
- you notice you haven't been getting as many headaches as you normally would
- you find yourself laughing more
- you are enjoying being with the kids again
- you feel less stressed
- you're feeling more confident and as a result you throw on those shorts and rock the fresh air on your legs
- your skin feels smoother
- your friends and family say you look happier
- you feel confident to ask your boss for a pay rise because you know you're worth it.
- you can see the...
If you're looking to make the most of your weight loss program, finding the most effective ways to burn fat will maximise your results and reduce your waistline!
Follow these 8 killer tips for fat burning if you want to lose weight and lead a healthier way of life.
1. Drink More Water
One of the best weight loss secrets is to stick to water! Are you drinking much water right now? If the answer is no, then this could be impacting your weight loss goals. Experts say you should drink approximately eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and healthy. Instead of turning to calorie-filled or sugar-rich drinks, grab a glass of water. I talk about water regularly in my challenge groups and how important it is for the body. Don't underestimate the power of drinking plenty of water every day. Drink a glass of water 20 minutes before each meal too and this will help you to feel fuller and as a result eat smaller portions and reduce your calorie intake.
2. Work Out...
As mums, time management can be a big issue as we have so much going on in our life. Feeding the kids, sorting out the house, taking the dog for a walk, washing up, ironing, gardening, school activities, clearing up the milk that your daughter decided to spill across the kitchen floor and which seems to have found it's way into every corner of the units...the list is endless! And that is before we even look at doing work on our businesses, making time to be with the husband and getting a shower! Yes have you noticed that sometimes you are that busy you don't have time to even shower!
If you want to get the best out of your life, feel less stressed and happier then good time management will help you massively and good time management will help you feel in control of your day. Poor time management on the other hand will leave you feeling stressed, chasing your tail and feeling miserable.
If you always feel rushed and you feel you can’t get anything completed during the day...
It took me such a long time to piece together the jigsaw puzzle when it came to everything I needed for running my business, especially when your business is online.
The stress this caused and the time wasted trying to just figure it out on my own over the years has been huge. After many years of trying different platforms and online tools, I want to share with you the tools that have helped me and that work for me in the hope that if you are setting up an online business or have an online business but struggling to make it all work that these help you in some way.
Social Media Post Images - Canva.com has always been my go to place for creating images. With a free option too, you can also keep your design costs to a minimum and create beautiful graphics. Whether you need an image for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or other social media platforms, Canva is the place to go. It also has so many free templates that you can use if you're looking to create posters,...
I hear gurus all the time telling you that you need to have a schedule, to have a plan and to keep a routine during the coronavirus crisis. I too will bang on about this until the cows come home, that having a schedule and a plan, regardless of whether we are in the middle of a crisis or not, is so important to do.
The reason why our stress levels can go through the roof is because we are firefighting through our day. We are out of control. What do I mean by out of control? Our day controls us rather than the other way round. We never have enough time in the day, we feel like we are chasing the day and get to the end of the day and feel like we achieved NOTHING! Have you ever felt that way? Do you you feel this way every day?
This feeling of being out of control increases the risk of stress in the body. And we all know what stress can do to the body! It can lead to overeating and the storage of fat, problems getting...
Today just happened to be one of those days when I looked outside the window. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze blowing but the temperature was good for the start of April. When I looked up to the sky it was blue and my window just framed how beautiful the sky was. I was filled with hope.
Yesterday, I did not feel that way though! It was dark! And by dark, I don't mean the sky. I mean in my head. I felt hopeless. I felt out of control. Overwhelmed. In fear mode and couldn't think of anything positive. Trying to keep it together for my daughter’s birthday but inside I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. So many things that were completely out of my control and it was filling me with anxiety.
In my head, I know the days ahead are going to be tough as we are just at the beginning of the Coronavirus Crisis. There are going to be more tears ahead I'm sure. Some days will not be as...