Category: Stress

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Lessons learnt in Lisbon – Part 2

Lessons learnt in Lisbon – Part 2

  This week’s post is part 2 of Lessons learnt after a week of being in flow in Lisbon. What I mean by being ‘in flow’, is when your awareness is in the present moment. You’re not in your mind planning, strategising or thinking about the past or future. This was...

How can I stop overthinking & assuming the worst?

How can I stop overthinking & assuming the worst?

This month’s question comes from Richard:   Hi Kate, How can I stop overthinking and the tendency to assume the worst or focus on the negative? I realise this causes me additional stress, but I find it hard to stop.     My Answer:   I’m going to start...

Are you addicted to busyness?

Are you addicted to busyness?

  Lots of people struggle to slow down and stop being busy. When they have a chance of a break, they then fill it with other things to do! We all need rest and so if the avoidance is pervasive, I’ve found there are often deeper reasons behind the need to stay...

Six tools for managing stress as a leader

Six tools for managing stress as a leader

If you're a leader in the workplace, you will have undoubtably developed a good level of stress resilience to get to where you are. Yet, as a leader, you are also juggling a myriad of work-related responsibilities and pressures – mental, emotional, and physical – day...

The burnout epidemic: what’s the real answer?

The burnout epidemic: what’s the real answer?

Last week I talked about rest and how people really need to see rest as an investment and even a competitive advantage. I’ve been teaching my clients about the many benefits associated with rest for years but the main reason I wanted to write another blog post on the...

Rest more to achieve more

Rest more to achieve more

There’s a theme that’s been coming up a lot for me and with clients these past couple of weeks: REST I’ve personally had a very intense past few months and so now I’m intentionally prioritising my rest. In fact, at the moment, I’m prioritising my rest over exercise....

Have you exhausted your ‘surge capacity’?

Have you exhausted your ‘surge capacity’?

In last week’s blog post I talked about the current low mood... We’ve been dealing with the pandemic for almost a year now! Soon after that came the recession and then we’ve also had significant political dramas happening in various parts of the world! On some level...

Are you struggling?

Are you struggling?

How are you feeling at the moment? Do you feel low on energy, anxious or overwhelmed? Like many people, you probably thought that 2021 would start off on a ‘better’ footing and we’d be leaving 2020 behind. Although personally I was pretty certain we'd have another...

Wellbeing rules for the festive season

Wellbeing rules for the festive season

If today’s your last day of work before breaking for the holidays, hoorah, you made it! And for those us who are working next week, I’m sure today still feels like the end of a mammoth year and that next week is going to be far more relaxing and a nice way to ease...

One little word that changes everything

One little word that changes everything

As the year comes to a close, I’m sensing that many people are just about crawling over the finish line of 2020! After a year of such uncertainty and upheaval, I think you can probably agree, that this holiday season requires a well-deserved and much needed break …...

Ward off loneliness & boredom

Ward off loneliness & boredom

One of the main issues to arise from lockdown measures and working from home has been isolation and the lack of socialising, face-to-face interaction and travel. I’ve heard many people share how they at times feel lonely, disconnected, bored, uninspired and at a loss...

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The secret to your success is hidden in your daily routines

More specifically, it's your morning routine or lack of, that truly sets the tone for the rest of your day: your health, mood, focus, energy and overall productivity. Which is why I created this free 12-page guide to help you design your own custom morning routine so that you can be at your best every day.