Have you ever looked up from something you’re doing, thinking it’s been 10 minutes, only to find you’ve been fully focused on it for an hour? That total immersion in what you’re doing so that you lose all sense of space and time? That’s flow or being in the zone. With the right elements in … Read More
8 activities for optimal mental health
We often think about exercise and diet plans, but what about a healthy mind plan? There are eight activities that can promote optimum mental health. Integrating these actions into your daily life can help your brain to function at its best. How many of these things do you recognise in your every day?
Setting goals? Start with the vision.
For many of us the start of a new year is a natural prompt to set ourselves some new goals. But, how often have you set yourself goals in January, only to let them slip before the month is out? I can certainly put my hand up to that one. An important aspect of setting … Read More
Are you feeling stuck? Small progress is progress.
On a recent morning walk, my reflection time, I was contemplating my coaching practice and how I could be helping more people in this current situation, when I had an “aha” moment. In my coaching I help people to identify and work towards achieving some big goals (usually two work and one personal goal) over … Read More
Maintaining good mental health during COVID-19
I wrote a blog a couple of years ago about the 8 things to do to optimise mental performance. The thing is they’re not only important when it comes to optimising the performance of your brain but are the keystones to maintaining good mental health in general. For many people, as we are living in … Read More
When everything feels uncertain and out of control, redirect your focus.
Attending an industry webinar on mental health during the week I was reminded of Stephen Covey’s Circle of Influence and the premise that there are two areas (circles) we can focus our thoughts and efforts on, those of concern and within that, a smaller circle of influence. Many of us spend a lot of our … Read More
Does the phrase “let’s have a meeting” make your heart sink? These tips may change your thinking.
I like going to meetings. I said this to a friend over coffee the other morning. We looked at each other for a few seconds, flat whites poised mid-air. Really? As we resumed our coffee drinking and chatted about this revelation, I realised that since I started my own business a few years ago my … Read More
Why having the same breakfast everyday could help you make better decisions. (And what this has to do with how your clients make decisions.)
Are you often surprised at how hard it can be to make some decisions and easy to make others? And it’s not always the significant decisions that are the hardest right? Unable to decide what to have for dinner, but found it a piece of cake earlier (not a good dinner choice by the way) … Read More
Are you doing these 8 things to optimise mental performance?
Imagine you’re planning to run a marathon, you prepare your body accordingly; building up your fitness, eating the right foods (maybe cutting back on the after work drinks) and getting a good night’s sleep the evening before the big event. However, do you ensure your brain is in peak condition before making an significant decision, … Read More
What do Goldilocks and being more productive have in common?
The brain is an amazing machine, possibly the most complex machine there is. It’s made up of several parts that control what we think, how we feel, where we move, what we see, hear and taste to name a few. At a high level we have a conscious and a non-conscious mind. The unconscious part … Read More