Tag «head space»

where did our ambitions go?

When we’re in the hamster wheel, our lives can feel somewhat restricted. We’re exhausted, yet don’t feel like we’re actually moving towards anything. We keep going but are stuck in the same place. Our head is full of the small stuff that needs our attention, and we have no headspace to think about the bigger …

hear that?

Hear that? That’s the sound of another Friday rushing past! As many others, I am struck by the speed of 2021 passing by. It’s almost September! How did that happen?! The other thing that I am finding slightly unsettling is when I consider what I have to show for this year so far. I had …

what’s weighing you down?

When we think about having too much clutter, we think of the obvious: the stuff in the spare room or the garage, the overflowing bookshelves or wardrobes… But we have a whole inner world of clutter too that can get in our way: our negative talk, our unhelpful beliefs, some tricky emotions. Noticing all the …

I need my space

Does this feel familiar? Sometimes, we just need some space. Space from others, space from work, space to think, space to reflect, space to breathe, space to plan, space to play. Sometimes we just want to de-clutter everything and everyone around us and get away for a while. What clutter is in your way right …

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 …