Tag «head space»

de-clutter your diary

Tip 11: de-clutter your diary. With time, we tend to get into routines and auto-pilot mode. We stop paying attention to what we are doing and simply carry on with the usual. What’s in your diary that you could stop doing? What’s unnecessary, unhelpful or no longer a priority? And with that new space in …

de-clutter your biases

Tip 8: de-clutter your biases. Yep, that’s far easier said than done! By nature, biases are mental tendencies, inclinations or preferences that we run automatically, usually without noticing them. Our biases affect our behavior, our thoughts, our opinions, every aspect of our lives. Noticing and paying attention to them will help us look at the …

de-clutter your habits

Tip 7: de-clutter your habits. Many of our activities are done on auto-pilot, and very rightly so. We don’t want to have to pull out a manual every time we make a cup of tea! But some of our automatic responses or behaviors might not be as helpful as knowing how to make a good …

how many air miles are you doing every day?

I have written about this before, about the invisible carbon footprint of our digital activity. But this puts it into perspective! (source: Wired magazine, Jan 2020) Our e-mails, chats, Google searches, YouTube watches, weather checks… they all happen as if by magic. But these are powered by vast data centres, which are built in remote …

what are your clutter words?

  Today I had the priviledge of running a development session for a group of experienced coaches. We talked all things clutter, and what gets in the way of our work, our clients, their work, their system. I like to start my sessions by asking delegates what their clutter words are, and below are their …

yep, tidy bedrooms matter!

They matter because they affect our sleep. And better sleep means: better health (physical and mental), more energy, more balanced moods, better food choices… and the list goes on. But most importantly, better sleep means more concentration and much better decision-making. And as a leader in a business-critical role, that matters hugely. So a small …

what’s your plan?

Today, I met a client who I have been working with for a while. He was on to see his financial adviser after our meeting to discuss planning for his pension. This in itself is not that unusual. What is a bit more unusual is how very different this is from where he was one …

about frenzy, overwhelm, patients and patience…

One of the things that I am involved with in my local community is chairing the Patient Participation Group of my GP surgery. Earlier this month I attended a conference to meet other PPG chairs and various NHS representatives, and to learn from others’ experiences and ideas. The thing that struck me was how overworked …