How to Organise Your Workspace and Boost Your Productivity

How to Organise your WorkspaceAs a writer, I have developed a knack for writing anytime and anywhere. It can be in a coffee shop a la J.K. Rowling, or on the train during a commute. I’ve even been known to take a pad and pen into the bath with me, but nothing compares to having a desk for my creative pursuits.

Most office workers will have a desk they call their own, and they can become highly territorial about it. It’s a place to house your potted plant, family photo, folders, files, a collection of coffee mugs, and somewhere under the mess, a laptop or computer.

Having a desk at home can be vital to your wellbeing and sanity. It’s where you can plan, organise and streamline your life. A dedicated workspace allows you to stay prepared, and be on top of the household comings and goings as well as work related activities.

So, how can we organise our home workspace and boost our productivity? Read more

Using Acupuncture to Release Negative Emotions #Wellbeing

Using Acupuncture to Release Negative EmotionsI’ve been a bit under the weather this week. I succumbed to a bug and have been coughing and spluttering all over the place. Shares in Kleenex must have gone through the roof! I went for my usual acupuncture session yesterday, and even my wonderful therapist had to double check my multiple pulses. ‘Hmm, it’s not looking good!’ was her diagnosis.

As I reclined on the couch, covered in fine needles, trying not to cough and impale myself on the one strategically located at my throat, it reminded me of a session earlier this year which totally blew me away. As this blog is now on a new blogging platform, I thought I’d re-share the experience as it had such a powerful impact on me.

Releasing Negative Emotions.

Since the middle of last year, I have had regular acupuncture sessions with a wonderful therapist called Jo; she is insightful, compassionate, and highly skilled. I know without any doubt that the sessions are making a difference, not just physically, but emotionally. Read more

15 Ways to Boost Your Wellbeing #Selfcare

15 Ways to Boost Your WellbeingI’m quite a positive person, even when I’ve been knocked down, I have an annoying habit of bouncing straight back up again with an even wider smile. Walking the personal development path means I embrace all lessons – good and bad – and I learn what I can so it helps me grow emotionally and spiritually. It’s all very wonderful to have this mind set, and it certainly gives me plenty to write about, but recently I was chatting with a friend who isn’t having such a great time at the moment. They are feeling dejected, anxious and find themselves wishing the days away.

I’ve had so many moments where I feel the same way, and sometimes I bottle it all up, just like my friend. Although I love evolving who I am and putting the self-help tools I use into daily practice, I know that occasionally I’ll disappear into my inner self and forget to engage with the world, or reach out for an understanding ear. Read more

Established Blog is on the Move

Welcome to our new home!

on January 1st 2013 I published my first blog post. It was my way of announcing to the world that I was about to embark on a series of challenges, one for every month of the year, and I was going to hold myself accountable by blogging the entire process.

I survived that year, and achieved a host of challenges, and that blog grew from strength to strength. Over the past couple of years I’ve got to know the blogging world better, and I’ve made many friends within the blog-o-sphere. I also write a book blog here on WordPress so I knew I liked the platform and loved the support and sense of community.

For me, it made sense to up sticks and move. Being a total technophobe, I decided to skip the nail biting action of moving all my content from Blogger to WordPress and took the wimps way out by picking and choosing the most popular posts to re-post on this platform.

I’m still keeping my original post running as I know people do pop back to read older posts from time to time, but I shall be posting all my new content here.

I hope you’ll join me on my continuing personal development journey, and please feel free to engage with a like, a share, and a comment when you get a chance.