Tag: Writing

Lost Your Focus? How To Move On…

Lost your enthusiasm? Overwhelmed by circumstances? Disillusioned or spinning your wheels? Here’s my experience: I hope it helps you turn things around…

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In June this year I went quiet. My weekly blog posts and newsletters abruptly stopped and I disappeared from your browser and email inbox. Apart from automatic emails to my subscribers, there have been four months of silence. So what happened? Today’s post explains all… Continue reading

How To Transform Your Life in 30 Days!

Do you struggle to get started or stay motivated with your Self-Improvement? The answer might lie in today’s tip: the 30 Day Challenge!

30 Day Challenge

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This technique is simple but very powerful, so don’t dismiss it until you’ve tried it… Continue reading

15 Ways To Create More Time By Batching Your Tasks

Do you have enough time to do everything you want to do? If so, you’re extremely fortunate (and probably some sort of superhero!) But for the rest of us, here are some ways to claw back those extra precious minutes and hours…

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“Time and tide wait for no man…”

Can you “create” time? Strictly speaking, no, which is Continue reading

Seven Secrets for Successful Sleep

Do you wake refreshed and energised every morning? Or is the first hour of your day one of the hardest? Getting enough high quality sleep can help…

7 Secrets To Successful Sleep

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How much sleep?

Sleep research studies (often involving rather uncomfortable experiments) have indicated that we all require a certain number of hours’ sleep in order to operate successfully. There seems to be a lack of consensus about Continue reading

What I Learnt About Habits By Cleaning Between Two Of My Teeth…

Habits: we all have them, good and bad. And from time to time, breaking the bad habits and sticking to the good ones can seem like an uphill struggle…

What I Learnt About Forming Habits By Cleaning Between Two Of My Teeth

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Self-Improvement involves intentionally and consistently engaging in the right activities. Habits are not always intentional, but they are all about consistency, so they’re a key piece in the Self-Improvement puzzle.

HABIT: a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up”. (Google define:)

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Dear Diary…Writing a Daily Journal for Self-Improvement

Do you write a journal or diary? For some, it’s a natural part of their daily routine. For others, it’s an ongoing struggle or a failed project. Or maybe you’ve never even thought of it. But perhaps you should…

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When I was just seventeen I had a girlfriend who wrote a daily diary of her life. I never got to read it: she kept it secret (but I hoped she had written at least some nice things about me). What astonished me most of all was not that she wrote every single day, but Continue reading

The Morning Ritual: Easily Achieve Your Top Tasks Before Breakfast!

What happens when you get out of bed in the morning? Do you stumble into the shower? Reach for the coffee? Trip over the dog? The things you do first in your day, and the way you do them, can set you up for success or failure…

Morning Ritual

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As part of my Self-Improvement I have taken time to analyse how I use my time, how much I get done each day and what techniques I can use to enhance these.

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Brain Power: 12 Great Ways To Improve Your Thinking By Feeding Your Brain A New Diet

The way we think is central to everything we experience. Some years ago my life had come off the rails and I was diagnosed with clinical depression…

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…The journey back from that dark place was long and slow. Prescribed anti-depressants improved my mood sufficiently to give me space to think more rationally. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) gave me some new frameworks and models for thinking about my life. Mindfulness exercises brought me back from unhelpful thinking patterns into more productive ones. Continue reading

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