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The Power of Habit

‘We are what we repeatedly do’ – Will Durant, Philosopher. Creatures of habit A habit is something that you do frequently and regularly, often without having to think about it. Indeed, the phrase ‘creatures of habit’ has come about for good reason. Human beings are naturally inclined towards habit and routine. Our brains are always …

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The Diversity Distraction

A hyper-connected world In our busy and hyper-connected 24/7 world, we’re never far from distractions. The internet, social media, phone calls, group messages, advertising, rolling news – we’re constantly being interrupted. It’s fair enough to partly blame technology – our electronic devices were specifically designed to hijack human attention and they do it extremely effectively. …

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Why you need a digital declutter.

Is your head full of digital noise? Decluttering as a philosophy Decluttering has become a buzzword over the last few years. As our modern lives get busier and technology makes it harder to switch off from our 24 hour interconnected world, we have flocked to the idea of minimalising our physical spaces to achieve order …

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What you make things mean.

“An optimist is one who sees an opportunity in every difficulty. A pessimist is one who sees a difficulty in every opportunity.” The good, the bad and the ugly. This quote is variously attributed to different people, including Winston Churchill and Helen Keller – but whoever said it was definitely onto something. What makes a …

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The One Thing. Why you need to focus to progress.

Do you secretly pride yourself on always being ‘busy’?  Or on being able to multi-task and manage several projects in your work and home life all at the same time? The multi-tasking brain. As women we are sometimes lauded for our ability to juggle multiple commitments. A lot of environments, including the corporate workplace, also …

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Are you afraid of stepping out of your comfort enclosure?

Not many of us will have been feeling that comfortable lately. With the COVID-19 crisis turning our lives upside down, confining us indoors, changing the way we work and jeopardising our global economic stability and security – we’ve experienced discomfort at levels we’ve probably never imagined before.  From our new perspective, we can see that …

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‘This too shall pass.’

I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase “this too shall pass”. It has its origins in the writings of the medieval Persian Sufi poets – and has been used through the ages to express the idea of the inevitability of change in life and the fleeting transience of the human condition. It’s a phrase I …

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Letting go: why you need to ditch the things that are holding you back.

These are testing times for us both mentally and physically. Locked down in our homes and experiencing fear and uncertainty about the future, there’s a lot of time to dwell and ruminate. Of course, a certain level of anxious thinking is inevitable – these are unprecedented circumstances and it’s only natural to worry. But I’d …

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Why you need to become an expert in your field.

“Be so good they can’t ignore you” When asked in an interview to give advice to others about how to achieve success, this was the brilliant response from acclaimed comedian and actor Steve Martin. It resonated with me immediately. If you’ve followed my blog or work for a while you’ll know that I’m all about …

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The importance of ‘why’

This strange time of crisis and lockdown has afforded us all a bit of time for reflecting on and reassessing our lives. Some things that seemed important to us no longer seem to matter. Our priorities have changed. Some of us may have a renewed sense of purpose and others may be struggling to find …

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