Why I’m thinking twice about a ‘return to normal’

To be honest, I don’t like the idea of ‘reentry’. It implies a one-way journey back to how things were. And I don’t think it’s going to be that simple. I don’t believe a one-way journey back to where things were is right for all of us. I’m not the only one who’s thinking twice about this but I wonder how many of us are speaking up?

5 ways to manage your energy as a busy introvert

As an introvert I find myself drained by social interaction and as a I’m wiped out by a busy environment… And, whilst I know I can keep up this level of busy-ness for a short while, it will catch up with me, and so I’ve pulled together my favourite ways to look after my energy when I find myself being too busy.

One simple way to protect your time & energy.

What makes someone else happy isn’t necessarily going to make you happy! So how can you check in with what makes YOU happy, not them; that is to say, don’t assume that you want to be a copywriter because you see someone else loving that job.

Why vision boards don’t work (and how to make one that does)

There’s no denying that vision boards are popular right now, especially as we start a new year and we’re all thinking about goals and plans and The Year Ahead… As someone who’s a believer, I talk about them a lot and I’m finding people typically land in one of two camps… (well, actually three). VisionContinue reading “Why vision boards don’t work (and how to make one that does)”

Why ‘strategy’ used to scare me, and how trees helped…

Self-belief is easily dented if you let it be; here’s my invitation… if you find yourself feeling less-than because you’re not sure what people are talking about, or you’re in one of those conversations where you feel it’s about to go wrong, call a time-out and check in with word-meanings

This is what I do when I think I can’t do it.

This morning I was reflecting simply on my journey during lockdown, at the start of which I was unclear on my direction and trembled in front of a room of people. Suddenly I see that it is possible to take more small steps forward.

How to create a work space that nourishes (not drains) you

If you’ve known me more than five minutes, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of decluttering, of everything having a rightful place and of letting go of anything that does not serve you. I believe in physical (and mental) spaces that nurture, not drain.