WE CAN DO WHATEVER
WE WANT TO
IF WE FOCUS
With life on lockdown it’s easy for anxiety to take over and to have too many things whizzing round in our head.
Here’s a tip to help you stay focused:
Enjoy the extra space in your head which will give you more quality time to focus, just breathe and get more done!
If you’ve got lots of issues whizzing round in your head and want to find more clarity peace and calm, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on the number below and we can have a chat to see how i can help you, your colleagues, family or friends.
You may be surprised to know that It’s ok to take time out to chillax.
The sense of urgency to work all hours may not be as productive as you think. It can effect our immune system if we don’t find a healthy balance.
STOP beating yourself up if you’re exhausted and need to take a break. One day at a time.
Give yourself some chillax time to re-boot and get your creative juices flowing again.
Managing your wellbeing and mental health comes first during these days of lockdown . Adjusting to change and adapting to a new routine can take a while.
Take advice from the dog in the photo! Enhance your focus following chillax time and feel refreshed and even more driven to get the desired results you require.
The following quote resonates with me:
“START BY DOING WHAT’S NECESSARY
THEN DO WHAT’S POSSIBLE
AND SUDDENLY YOU’RE DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE”
BY SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
✅ What’s necessary is our wellbeing, accepting and
✅ What’s possible is we can achieve anything we
want to when we are focused, fit and healthy
✅ And suddenly doing the impossible gives us results and
How does this quote resonate with you?
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ARE YOU HEADING FOR BURN-OUT?
Do you feel that you ‘HAVE TO” keep going?
The Covid effect can have this impact on us all in various ways.
Never before have the airways been so busy with meetings and calls. “I’m all Zoomed out” seems to be replacing “It’s been a long day at the office.”
As a wellbeing & fitness expert on TV & radio some years back, I was also head of Aerobics for the David Lloyd Clubs UK. As team leader I was very conscious that my teachers took care to avoid burn-out.
By taking care now and pacing our workouts, we can avoid crashing & burning when this is all over.
Here are some practical tips I give clients that say they “HAVE TO” keep going:
1. Delete the words “HAVE TO” to take the pressure off. Planning when you’re “GOING TO” can be a less-pressured message to your brain
2. Daily exercise can be good for body & soul. Right now it’s so important we use this time to re-energise. A varied workout every day plus a rest day can put less pressure on joints and muscles.
3. While it can be challenging to say “No”, replying “Yes, but not right now” can be a better alternative. Prioritise what needs to be done at key moments to give everyone the best possible outcomes.
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As with animals in the wild, our instinct can tell us when danger is near.
Overload can creep up on us when we least expect it.
Spending all day on Zoom or social media can become overbearing and our overload predator can
creep up on us when we least expect it.
What are you doing to stay alert to the dangers of overload?
Are you knee deep in paperwork and feel the pressure building up inside?
Are you giving yourself regular breaks and avoiding continuous screen time?
If you’re in charge of team members who have been furloughed - have you been left to carry the burden
of the business?
Here are a few of the tips that I use with my clients who currently have these kinds of problems:
· Enhancing time management to help you alleviate stress and overload.
Planning your day well can make you even more productive - with time
to re-energise in between meetings or various tasks
· Prioritising the most important things can take the pressure off
. Allowing 20 minutes between each call to give you head space and
time to re-focus
· Introducing meditation techniques for you and your team to bring about
relaxation, clarity and peace of mind and enhance productivity
How do you help yourself when overload starts to creep up on you?
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ARE YOU LETTING YOURSELF GO?
In pre-coronavirus times our daily routine may have included shaving or putting on make-up and making sure our hair and clothes were appropriate for the office and meetings.
Today we may not be feeling so fussy as our roots are beginning to show.
And our diet may not be as nutritious because we’re in uncertain times.
This can take a toll on how we look and how we project ourselves to others.
Now, more than ever, it’s an important part of our new on-line world to turn up on time and be well turned out!
I’ve been working with clients to help them feel better about themselves and be more productive.
Here are some tips I’ve given them:
? Give yourself time every morning to avoid the bathroom rush and include personal time to do your hair, shave or make-up
? If you have meetings scheduled from first thing it can help to decide what clothes to wear the night before
? Give yourself plenty of time to have your breakfast, go through your notes and log in. Treat it as you would a face-to-face meeting at the office.
These are challenging, unusual times and taking care of how we look can influence our mood and have a positive impact on our productivity. Here’s to looking good and taking care!
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RELAX, REJUVENATE AND RE-ENERGISE
Give yourself some 'Me' time to get your creativity flowing.
What do you do to take care during your working day and how do you relax afterwards?
While working from home it's important to take a breather and have a break in between computer, phone time and your clients. At the end of the day give yourself time to relax.
Here are a few daytime tips to re-energise you:
· Schedule Zoom or other meetings to give you a twenty
minute break in between each one. Use this time to have a
drink and eat something nutritious to give you an energy
· Take a few deep breaths in and then release any negative
or pent-up energy
· Have a brief walk round the block, your garden or breathe in
the fresh air from your balcony
· Stretch! Sitting down all day can stiffen up your joints and
play havoc with your back!
Be aware of taking care of you and your wellbeing.
Take time for you today. STOP! Even if it’s for 5 minutes and BREATHE!
It was a huge pleasure to have coffee with Nicci Roscoe (pictured below supporting this year’s Wear A Hat Day) earlier this week.
Broadcaster, inspirational speaker and brain tumour survivor Nicci has been a supporter of ours for a number of years.
Her brain tumour and subsequent treatment has left her with a legacy of chronic pain which she has combatted with her characteristic positive energy.
She says she cannot forget what has happened and isn’t in denial about it but she works to manage and accept the pain by listening to her body.
Focus and planning can help deal with potentially stressful situations before they occur and breathing and relaxation techniques are an antidote to the anxiety that can trigger her “head attacks.” Diet has a part to play too.
It’s an approach that Nicci calls ‘Mind Medication’ which is a process that she has developed to help herself and help others as she remain's as vivacious as ever.
Great to see you again Nicci – do click hear to find out more about Nicci’s story: https://goo.gl/s16uxv
MANAGE YOUR CHRONIC BACK PAIN
by Nicci Roscoe
You may wonder what kitchen utensils have to do with chronic back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain or any other pain!
If you suffer from any form of chronic pain and bend down to lift heavy pots, pans and dishes from drawers; or stretch up and across to get to plates, condiments and kitchen utensils then maybe it’s time to re-arrange everything to help you manage your symptoms in a less painful and more user-friendly environment.
And it doesn’t just stop at the kitchen!
There may be other areas in your home that are hidden traps including your clothes cupboards with rails you can barely reach, shelves with t-shirts on that are far too high or too low and shoes that are lost in a confusion at the bottom of your cupboard!
A new kind of 2018 spring clean could put a spring in your step.
Managing your kitchen and wardrobe can help you manage your chronic pain and avoid extra injuries!
By moving some of your items in the kitchen and wardrobe to a manageable height where you don’t have to bend and stretch unnecessarily can take pressure off the areas you need to take care of.
Having a low user-friendly stool to give you an extra hand can also be useful.
There are ways to bend and open the oven and dishwasher and ways to stretch without putting yourself under pressure.
Mind Medication helps you manage your chronic pain by using the power of your mind - and to re-arrange your day-to-day lifestyle.
When I’m working with clients struggling with chronic pain, helping you re-arrange your kitchen and wardrobe can be a part of it.
But of course most of the focus is more directly on you - helping you manage your pain by working with your mind and body to adopt a different approach by using a range of tools and techniques to feel more confident about what you can achieve.
This enables you to change any limiting beliefs you have that are preventing you from living the life you want.
Our minds are a powerful tool and if we want to make change then we can.
If you would like to have a chat on the phone about how I can help you make these lifestyle changes and manage your pain, please email: email@example.com or call 0044 (0) 7958984195