Category Archives: Personal Development

Take some time out for yourself, re-charge the batteries

Have you ever noticed how sometimes the universe conspires to support you in unusual ways? Well that is what happened to me this week. I had booked a day out for myself with my photography teacher, David Plummer on a … Continue reading

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Preparing for the future by visioning the outcome

There is an element used in all NLP techniques that also forms the basis of some complete processes. This element is called future pacing.  We can use this element to motivate us to achieve our goals, remind us of behaviours … Continue reading

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What you focus on is what you get!

When I first started working with people as a counsellor and more recently a coach I noticed that often my clients would have a really long list of things they didn’t want. For example, a single woman wanting a relationship … Continue reading

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Constructive Day Dreaming, bringing the future to life

So what is constructive day dreaming? Here’s my definition, taking yourself into the future in a way that is helpful and meaningful. For example, we have some building work starting here on Tuesday. The work is major structural changes to … Continue reading

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Day Dreaming without a safety net

Still with the focus on the future consider how you might live in the future in a positive way. Most people day dream. What kind of day dreams do you have? For some it is about winning the lottery, meeting … Continue reading

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When thoughts of the future lead to despair

My title this week is a little dramatic and yet feels fitting. This week we lost a wonderful man, Robin Williams. He added so much to the world publically and from what I’m reading privately too. Who really knows what … Continue reading

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Back to the Future! What you focus on is what you get!

Finally I am ready to start writing about looking to the future. To start with I want to pose a few questions for this week:     When you think about the future, how do you think about it? Are … Continue reading

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Now is all there is! Are you plugged in?

For the last couple of weeks I have been discussing how we can use our connection to our past to help us live a happier life. This week I am going to begin an exploration into living in the now. … Continue reading

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Learning from the Past, and letting it go

Last week I set the scene about this series looking at whether you live in the past, the present or the future. As I mentioned before there is a value to each of these positions however balance is the name … Continue reading

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Temporal focus, where do you spend your time?

While exercising this morning I contemplated what direction I would take with the blog stream on Positive Psychology that I’m currently writing. I considered writing about mindfulness. And then it hit me!! I was being anything other than mindful about … Continue reading

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