You made of heard of the New York Times best seller The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It is a book about an otherwise uninspiring and boring topic - tidying. The book shares a profound and unique perspective on the everyday task of tidying, revealing a plethora of insights. The basic, fundamental concept of tidying is … Continue reading Tidying Up Your Life: A KonMari Method
Meditation can appear to be a mysterious, elusive topic that got many fascinated. Meditation has moved from spiritual, being exclusive to practices of Buddhist monks to the average, unassuming public, probably because of popular culture of the practice of mindfulness which is a good thing in fact! The more open people are to other views, the more people … Continue reading Meditation
Recently I did some volunteering over the Christmas period for Shelter, a charity providing advocacy in housing rights for homeless people in the UK. I worked on the shop floor re-arranging bric-a-brac and ornaments to make nicely presented displays, sorting through the rails of generously donated clothing, signing people up for Gift Aid ( charities are able … Continue reading Volunteering
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle Most of us are not simply born good at things, although you could say that there is the rare occasion of talent. But even talent alone is not enough to make someone exceptional. Someone who is talented is not as good as someone who puts … Continue reading Excellence, a Habit.
It can be scary thinking about the future. Sometimes our big future goals can seem a mammoth task in which we don't even know where to begin. We can't see how we're possibly going to achieve them. And so we feel discouraged before we've even started. It's not that our end goals are unachievable or unrealistic but without … Continue reading Rituals, Habits, Goals.
Everything is a reflection of ourselves - the people we meet, the situations we find ourselves in and the experiences we encounter. Qualities in others we are attracted to are ones that reside in us too or are qualities we would like to possess ourselves. And similarly, when we judge, critique and find fault in … Continue reading Loving Yourself 101
Procrastination can be our worst enemy in getting things done, yet we give in to it time and time again. Procrastination stops us from doing the things we've always wanted to do, the things that need to be done, and things that are good for us. One of the biggest reasons we hold back from ever … Continue reading Procrastination and Productivity
In our busy modern lives where we have so much going on, we are constantly on a treadmill, moving from A to B going nowhere; it's no wonder we feel uninspired and unfulfilled. We see the big picture and strive for that, but forget the small things along the way that make up the big … Continue reading Present Mindfulness
Being grateful is not just saying the words ‘thank you’ but encompasses so many other things. Being grateful is not just wishful thinking but has real consequences when put into practice every day. Gratitude is not just a case of saying it or thinking it, but by taking actions to cultivate the feeling. It … Continue reading Practical Gratitude
I once read somewhere that there was one simple thing we could do that is guaranteed to make us feel happier. Not pills, shrinks, or fancy techniques that are easy to talk about but hard to put into practice, but gratitude. Plain and simple. It may seem counter intuitive to be grateful when you are in a bad place … Continue reading Gratitude