5 Types Of Goals You Should Be Working On Every Day

I’m a firm believer in goal setting; it’s the intention behind making something you want an actual ‘RIGHT I’M DOING THIS”, and breaking it down so that it’s achievable and measurable and those other words that makes a goal a ‘SMART’ goal (if I never see that acronym again I won’t be mad) that sets apart a dreamer from a go-and-getter.

I believe in having goals in every area of your life; a life based only around career goals makes me sad. You should want more for yourself in every area. It’s not just the achievement of set goals, but the process too. It’s realising you’re edging closer, it’s noticing your confidence blooming as you start improving. It’s the things that get you out of bed in the morning; it’s doing something every day that gives you satisfaction, that makes you feel the good kind of tired. It’s knowing that you’ve given the day your best.
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6 Books You NEED To Read In Your 20’s

Happy Monday! Today all I wanted to share was my reading list full of recommended reads that I ALWAYS pass onto clients. September seems to spring an era of change, and ooooobviously we’re all taking part in Self-Care September…obviously. So these books are combining the best of all worlds; care, change, productivity, the satisfaction of staying indoors now it’s getting chilly.

It took me SO long to narrow it down to 6, but if you’re going to read any books to get you through your 20’s, make them these!
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Childish Communication Habits To Cut Out!

Hello! This week I wanna talk about negative communication habits – we’re all guilty of one or another. We learn them at an early age when we establish what seems to work in our favour and carry them into adulthood despite how childish they actually are.

For the last few months I’ve been concentrating on communicating better, due to my horrible avoidance of difficult conversations of any kind and my inability to be frank when somebody is pissing me off. I’m working on being better at communicating in the most mature way possible and avoiding any kind of counter-productive communication. I go by the famous filter : “Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?”

I’ve been taking note of all the ‘bad’ ways we communicate nowadays, with friends, boyfriends, parents, authority figures, and THIIIIISSSS is what I think ought to be cut out of communication if we want positive, healthy and mature relationships…And if you spot any you’re guilty of (BE HONEST), maybe you fancy joining me?  (more…)

 
 

Self-Care September

Happy September! This year has gone by too fast for my liking, but August seemed to last about 60 days, right?
Today, since it’s the first day of September, I wanted to talk about self-care and Self-Care September.

When I’m talking with clients we talk about a lot of different practices of “self” – self esteem, self awareness, self respect. I’m still seeking a term for ‘self-love’ that doesn’t make the British cringe, because I do so thoroughly believe you should love yourself, but as Louis C.K. said,

“Self love is a good thing, but self awareness is more important. You need to once in a while go ‘Uh, I’m kind of an asshole’.”

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Healthy Habits To Add To Your Daily Routine


Daily habits, of the positive variety it seems, take a lot more conscious effort than the ‘bad habits’, don’t they? I can quite easily find myself six coffees in with little recollection; I’m sure a smoker finds their own vice pretty effortless. But to floss my teeth or put my phone down an hour before bed takes a real vigorous attempt of me.

Experts say it takes 21 days to form a habit. (There’s a super piece on the Huffington Post on the science behind forming habits and it’s now assumed it’s actually about 66 days.) I don’t at all agree with 21 days; I’ve been trying to make a daily habit out of flossing for several years. I think it depends a great deal upon the habit; how time-consuming it is, how much physical effort it requires, how fun-sucking it is.
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