How To Overcome Procrastination AKA Overwhelm

I've been known to sit and procrastinate for days. Then I realise that the reasons for my doing so are based in fear and overwhelm. So many things to do & worry about, So many rules to follow. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to do everything. But then I realise my overwhelm is keeping me stuck. I hardly get anything done and I definitely don't get it done well when I'm worrying about all the other stuff. So I set out to create this system to overcome overwhelm. Now next time that I feel overwhelm creeping in I can get on top of it quickly. I hope it helps you too. Take a Time Out I can gain alot of clarity just by doing a quick mindfulness excercise or taking a short walk. I highly recommend taking that little time to reset and refocus…

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Raise Your Self-Esteem Fast With These 7 Easy Steps

Our self-esteem can be very fragile growing up in a world that seems to continually want to try to put dents in it. So I thought I'd compile a list of tips to help us up when things get particularly low in the self-esteem bucket. Create yourself some boundaries. I'm sure there are a lot of people benefitting from your lack of boundaries but you're probably not one of them. Saying no to what doesn't enhance your life doesn't have to be a negative thing and it's also truly liberating. Start today, can you say no to 3 people today? Face your fears. Our fears keep us stuck inside our comfort zone where its safe, warm and comfortable. This is where many of us stay for our whole lives. Never daring to venture beyond the walls we've built for ourselves. (Yes, we built them ourselves...) The sooner you step outside…

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How About You Love, Honour and Cherish Yourself?

Love, Honour and Cherish Yourself. Do you know who you are? Do you know how worthy of love you are? What have you done for you lately? I think the world is lacking in people who love, honour and cherish themselves. Let's be the next ones who decide to join them. I think it was Socrates that said above all else we should know ourselves. But I'd take it one step further and say our first lesson in life should be to love our selves fully and wholly. When we love, honour and cherish ourselves we accept ourselves fully and no amount of rejection and humiliation can make a big enough dent in our self-esteem to bring us down. We don't need external approval or validation. We know that everyone is behaving based on their level of education and experience in the world.   Don't give to anybody else what…

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Time is the most precious gift.

Time is the most precious Gift I was recently asked by Xavier what it means to me to be spoiled in a relationship. I didn't realise it was going to turn into a blog post but it really made me stop and think and whenever I do that it usually tends to make good food for thought. Everybody loves a treat but i'm the kind of person who appreciates the little things, so my initial response was that I didn't need to be spoilt. This is what made it a difficult question to answer. So anyway I gave it some more thought and this is what I realised. I like to be spoilt as much as anyone else and the element of surprise or adventure is always a massive bonus. This could be as extravagant as a Michelin star restaurant or ski trip to a simple break from the norm, …

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What is Freedom?

So, since I decided to embark on this freedom-finding journey,  I thought it might be sensible to start by asking "What is Freedom?" After all how can one begin a journey when they don't know where they're going?  The dictionary has many definitions of freedom range from - the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. To - liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. (Merriam_Webster) Freedom, to me, is controlling the level of manipulation present in our day to day lives, what and who we allow to take up our time and space and energy. Freedom is a reclamation of your personal power. But anyone who lives in a government-managed society knows that there are things that get in the way of true freedom, especially if you choose to be a law-abiding citizen. However, we do have choices and can control many…

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