stress

Stress Less in the Lead Up to Christmas

I have a rule when it comes to Christmas: My birthday comes first! 

In mid November I celebrate another trip around the sun and until that day Christmas gets short shrift. Once the birthday is done however, it's on like Donkey Kong: the fun, the festivities, the fretting and the financial collapse.

This week I was thrilled to  break my 'no Christmas pre-birthday' rule to contribute to the Woman's Day 'Keep You Cool at Christmas' guide. It's a week-by-week guide to staying Zen during the pre-Christmas chaos.

How I'll De-Stress This Month

How I'll De-Stress This Month

Mindfulness (defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgement) is a brilliant way to reduce stress. It really is. Have you tried it? I'll be focusing on mindfulness all this month - will you join me?

Overcoming Perfectionism

Overcoming Perfectionism

It's time to fess up.  Are you a perfectionist? Do you set yourself high standards and then get cranky when you don't live up to them? Do you expect a lot from others and then get disappointed when they don't cut it? Are you procrastinating over something because it's easier to do that than to face the possibility that you won't do it perfectly?

Perfectionism is a curse that many of us live with but there is hope.  You can overcome it - or at least temper it a bit so that life is not quite so overwhelming.

Overcoming the Stress of Overwhelm: How and Why to Brain Dump

Overcoming the Stress of Overwhelm: How and Why to Brain Dump

I've been a little MIA over the last couple of weeks, sadly not because I've been lying on a banana lounge with a cocktail and a good book but because I'm juggling (approximately) ONE MILLION  projects and try as I might - and I'm trying, just ask my husband - I cannot keep all the balls in the air.