The last thing they want to hear?
I might as well be honest with you, when it comes to time management training I have an important message for the participants in my workshops: “Before we start, it’s important to acknowledge that no matter what time management strategies you use, you will never have time for everything.” If I’m honest, that’s probably the last thing they want to hear.
Getting my brain in gear
As I approached Bristol on the M4 the speed limit was lowered… this was just between the comfortable ratio for 5th gear and 4th gear. If we stayed AT the speed limit, 5th was fine, if traffic slowed a little I could feel I needed to drop a gear – BUT HOW?!
Her hormones nearly killed her…
Our broody hen was a much healthier hen when she couldn’t physically see the coop or the nest box.
If we want to experience significant behaviour change – to learn better habits, to stop unhelpful habits – we need to break that link between the unhelpful behaviour and the environment that supports it.
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything
I came across this great quotation: “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”. American army general and statesman, Dwight D. Eisenhower seems to be re-working a peacetime version of something written in an earlier letter, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable.”
My tired brain needs a mason jar salad
Seeing the a selection of sweet snacks and resisting temptation – or not – while deciding whether to have oat or soya in our coffee, with or without foam – this series of decisions really can impact our day. When we do start working we will be more prone to putting off replying to that tricksy email to our Manager, anaylsing the cash-flow figures or engaging with other more cognitively demanding tasks.
When good enough gets a bad reputation
Many of us are trying to hide parts of who we are at heart, because we fear that other people will think that who we really are isn’t good enough – and yes, we pay a price. Stress, anxiety, exhaustion…