Notice your ‘firsts’

Do you remember the first time you flew on an airplane? These are the types of ‘firsts’ we never forget – we’re either full of excitement or nervousness. April is Stress Awareness Month and we are asking when experiencing your ‘firsts’ do you find them effortful or effortless? Maybe you’ve had a baby Started a…

Do you focus or fixate?

This week we are sharing what it means to us individually when we focus or fixate and what we do to shift our attention. Neena A key learning for me during my mindfulness journey has been the focus vs fixation of my attention. Here’s an analogy that was presented to me and it resonated loud…

If it’s not scheduled it’s not real

This is one of Marie Forleo’s Productivity Tips ‘If it’s not scheduled it’s not real’. It took me a while to really understand what this meant, mainly because I consider myself to be a planned person – if it’s not in my diary, it’s not happening. Today I clearly understand what it means and it’s helped…

Eight positive benefits of mindfulness

The relationship between mindfulness and stress is well documented. Our awareness of stress and the negative impact it has on ours and other lives is becoming more perceptible. Mindfulness, as a stress reducing therapy, is becoming increasingly used in clinical practice and its impetus in and outside the workplace is gaining steady traction. Whether it’s…

Thought for today…

This week we are reminded that ‘worry is a misuse of your imagination’, in fact worrying about something in the future that may never happen, or what people think about us can occupy a lot of our time. We have a deep love of quotes and sayings, especially those that make us think, laugh and…

Help young people get an insight into your career story

This week, 5-10 March 2018 is National Careers Week (NCW 2018) and National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018). Both promote the importance and need for innovative ways to connect young people to the multi-faceted world of work. And the bottom line is that schools and colleges need help from people like you in the workplace to…

How does it feel to focus on you?

How many of you find it easy to tell other people how great they are and what you love about them? I quite often hear ‘I love the way you do…’ or ‘I love that you’re so…’. It seems natural to support and admire those around us – our family, friends, people we work with…