Self-Care New Year

It’s back to business school today for my clients, the first day of our spring term. We are all keen as mustard. I tickled up both my groups over the weekend and asked how they were feeling in Small Business Big Magic and encouraged all the members of Club 100 to send in their weekly reports today, as is our wont on Monday mornings. Not everyone does all of those all of the time but I thought after two weeks off, we should start today as we mean to go on. A theme emerged in the written reports, one I’m […]

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Outsourcing: Taking A Self-Care Day During the Week

Spontaneously, I decided to take a self-care day today and I’m feeling good about it. I was up in the middle of the night for an hour or so, ticking items off my To Do list, stealing a march on the day and so I decided not to get up too early. Before I knew it, my hairdresser had arrived and she was speedily followed by the man from Ocado delivering the groceries and hot on his heels is the gardening team who are bagging up and disposing of what’s left of winter in my garden. And, after flooding the kitchen […]

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Getting A Different Perspective – From The Garden

Today I woke up and the sun was shining. My first appointment wasn’t until 10.30 so I had time for some of my own self-care. After my shower I meditated for ten minutes with my new Headspace app, then went for a little walk, came home and made a green juice and sat down to do some journaling. Because of all the spaciousness, I had time to look out of the window. And I saw my garden office. And I thought “Ooh, it’s warm enough today to work down there”. So I moved my act down to the bottom of […]

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The January Effect

January gives us all a kick up the proverbial to get on and change or improve our lives and businesses and most of us can sustain our New Year’s resolutions for some or all of the month before the January effect fizzles and dies. Here are a couple of strategies I see my clients employing which I think will stay the distance. Slow and Steady Wins The Race Don’t try to run before you can walk or load yourself up with too long a To Do List. Pick a couple of smallish things this week and get them done, get […]

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