Jul 09, 2018

In this month’s newsletter we explored the importance of personal growth and how we can be held back if we ignore it. The first step in personal development is to recognise which areas we struggle with so we can begin to work on them.

It is only by developing them, that you can begin to gain momentum and move forward. This blog explores three common inner obstacles that might be holding you back.

Self-confidence

Many women, particularly when they become mums, lack confidence in their own abilities. This can be exasperated when you start your own business and enter what appears to be...

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Jun 25, 2018

It’s all very well understanding why we don’t prioritise our own self-care and the types of obstacles that get in our way, but it’s of no use if we don’t then do something about it!

In the last blog post, we identified the obstacles you might have. Now it’s time to take some action and begin making self-care a part of your life, regardless of your other commitments.

Realistically, how exactly can you do that? Here’s our step by step guide to making self-care happen:

 

Planning

Planning in time for you is absolutely key. Sometimes though, just...

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Jun 11, 2018

In this month’s newsletter we explored the issues around why mums put everyone before themselves and we discussed a number of reasons why self-care is often at the bottom of our list. Today, we’re going to explore the obstacles that get in our way when we do realise that we deserve a little time because it’s only when we know what they are that we can tackle them.

A lack of planning

How many times do you decide that this week will be the week that you’ll finally make some time for you? It’s going to happen, you’re not sure when, you’ve just got to...

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May 20, 2018

Life balance is something that so many of us struggle with. Whether it’s juggling family and work priorities or our personal life with other responsibilities, on the see-saw of life, maintaining equilibrium remains as challenging as reaching the spiritual state of nirvana.

We may feel that a sense of balance is something that we will always struggle to hold on to, that in this day and age, with our commitments and responsibilities, achieving balance is a nice idea in theory but not very practical.

We may look at others and their lives feeling that because they earn more money, have a...

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May 08, 2018

Guilt, especially for working mums, can be all consuming. As the cost of living rises and career opportunities reduce, the option to work or establish a business is becoming a necessity in many households.

Mums should not feel guilty about working but embrace the many benefits it brings to their families. Here are some great tips to help you eliminate working mum guilt for good!

  • No matter what type of childcare arrangements you have organised for your child, you will have done so with their best interests in mind. Reassure yourself that they are safe, secure and happy in whatever setting...
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Apr 15, 2018

In this month’s newsletter, I spoke about the things we could do to start developing a mindset for success. Before we can get to that place, its important to get clarity around the beliefs that may be stopping us from maintaining a growth mindset.

As with all personal development making changes to the way we have always done something can prove challenging and may take some practice. In many ways it's like building a muscle. The more frequently we push ourselves out of our comfort zone to do things that make us feel uncomfortable, like changing a pattern of behaviour, the easier it...

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Mar 25, 2018

There can be a general assumption that women aren’t naturally confident, that it’s something most of us have to ‘grow’ into. If you feel this way you could be forgiven for holding onto the belief that confidence is something to be worked on. A quick scan of your favourite Disney films – or most films with female characters will show that for almost all female leads, confidence or bravery comes about as a result of facing a fear. To a degree there is some truth in the fact that confidence grows after taking action but this is only part of the story.

We are all...

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Mar 12, 2018

In this months newsletter I spoke about getting to a place where fear of failure wouldn’t be an issue. Wouldn’t it be great to dive into things headfirst without worrying about all the things that could go wrong? Often we can become our own worst enemies. On our journey we create problems that aren’t there and let uncertainty and doubt stop us dead in our tracks.

Those we look up to also have fears. Last year the Queen of US TV Oprah talked of her fear of playing the lead role in ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ It seems strange as she has been on TV...

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Feb 26, 2018

The world can sometimes be a place of organised chaos, which can make us feel out of control at times. The good news however, is that we all have the power to be in control of ourselves. We don’t have to act in a reactive way if we are proactive in deciding how we will deal with situations before they arise. On a day-to-day basis, this helps us operate with a clear mind as we have clearly laid out priorities and can let go of the things that are holding us back and replace them with the things that will help us move forward in the direction of our choosing.

Of course, with anything...

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Feb 12, 2018

Time; It’s one thing we never seem to have enough of, especially whilst we juggle the priorities of family, work, housework, relationships and self care. Often, it’s difficult to know the best way to make use of the time we do have, flitting between racing through our to-do list at a hundred miles an hour or slowing down to just breathe – still worrying about the million and one things we should be doing. What’s for the best? Embracing the chaos or spend all of our time getting things in order?

In reality most us love the idea of being effortlessly organised, neat...

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