Taking a dive in the deep end…

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I hope that you’re all having a lovely start to the week!

I’ve been a fully trained Swimming Teacher for the last 6 years, but it hasn’t always been an easy ride. Today’s blog is going to take a look at how I took a dive in the deep end & became a Swimming Teacher! 🙂

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What is Authentic Leadership Style?

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When you ask people what they think makes a great and effective leader, you will get different answers. Some would say they are leaders who understand their employees and change the system to help employees flourish. Others say they are the ones who can get even the most stubborn employees to follow orders.

A manager can use many leadership styles to become a flawless leader, with the authentic leadership style one of the most popular ones. What is this leadership style, and what do you need to know?

This article is a short primer about the authentic leadership style if you plan to use this style as your leadership style:

What is Authentic Leadership Style?

The authentic leadership style focuses on leaders being transparent, genuine and honest to those who work under them. With genuine relationships with their teammates, it inspires trust and motivation for everyone in the team.

Characteristics…

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Self Compassion

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Self – compassion is giving yourself the same compassion and kindness that you would give a loved one. Charity begins at home, remember! A common stumbling block when thinking about self-compassion is the belief that it just means letting ourselves off the hook. When we say “it’s only human,” isn’t this just a way to blow off personal responsibility for our actions? But let’s look at this more closely. First of all, isn’t it strange that admitting the fact that we’re flawed human beings is perceived as not being honest with ourselves? Isn’t the honest truth that we are only human? 

Let’s look at three main elements of self compassion 

  1. Self -Kindness Vs. Self Judgement : When we as people treat ourselves with more respect and warmth, compared to self-criticism and unrealistic expectations, we can then have a greater understanding and sympathy for our own realities and emotions. 
  2. Common Humanity…

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Let’s talk about being open…

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I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend so far!

I like to consider myself as being a very open & honest person here on the page, but I can definitely say that there are some times when that is not a very easy thing to do. We’re going to be taking a look at this in more detail in today’s blog!

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Why is Change so Hard?

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It comes up in many conversations. We struggle with how things are, and what to do to bring about what we want in life. We ask ourselves “Why is change so hard?”

What a great coaching question. And one I will elaborate here in this re-post.

Three things come to my mind that are supported by scientific research:

  • We are hard wired to be in our comfort zone. It’s for human survival … and reinforced by how we deal with difficult emotions growing up. We react to the stressors with a fight, flight, or freeze response, then act out learned behaviors that we think will take away the discomfort and fear. Those behaviors often keep us stuck and in a cycle of disappointment and feeling like a failure.
  • In some circumstances we may fail to see change happening already around us. Our own conditioning…

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How To Start A Self-care Routine…

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are all having a lovely week so far!

How are you all doing? Have you taken time to focus on self-care? If so, comment below and let me know your self-care secrets!!

Today’s post is about that all important self-care routine!! Who has a routine in place already?

First things first, I want to start this post off by reminding you all that self-care is NOT selfish. Let’s say it again…. Self-care is NOT selfish! Nor is it a waste of time – it’s a very important part of our lives and something we need to focus more on. Let’s go back to basics and let’s ask ourselves a really simple question- on a scale of 1-10 how is your mental health? How is your physical health? How is your emotional health?

It doesn’t matter if you answered really…

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Leadership and Sir Ernest Shackleton — Workplace Navigator

Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance ship was found in Antarctica this week after sitting at the bottom of the Weddell Sea for 107 years. I wrote this piece in 2013 after I read Alfred Lansing’s book called “Endurance.” It’s my most popular post and I felt it was timely to bring to light once again, Shackleton’s incredible […]

Leadership and Sir Ernest Shackleton — Workplace Navigator

Ayurveda & Mental Health – Amy Collett

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I hope you’re all having a brilliant start to the weekend!

How can we help find the balance between our mind, body & spirit? What is Ayurveda & how can it help our Mental Health? We’ll be taking a look at the answers to these questions & more in today’s guest blog!!

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The Meaning of Yin and Yang — Pointless Overthinking

Night and day. Light and darkness. Masculine and Feminine. Chaos and order. Life is comprised of a series of interconnected opposing forces. Everything that exists has an opposite, just as there is always two sides to the same coin. Although we are inclined to seek pleasure without pain or cling onto the ‘good’ while banishing…

The Meaning of Yin and Yang — Pointless Overthinking

The Power of Hope

“Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower”

Shigenori Kameoka

Hope is something that connects us all as people, right? We hear the word mentioned countless times as we go through life, but what is the true power of hope? That’s what we are going to be taking a look at in today’s blog! 🙂

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My Happy Disposition – Will Temple

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I think of myself as quite a happy person even in the toughest of situations. I find that this way of dealing with both the events going on around you and your emotions are for me the best. This is something that I like to refer to as “My Happy Disposition”, and is going to be what we are going to be exploring in today’s blog!

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The Importance of Sleep – Isha Patel

Sleep – is something that we all need, but do we all get enough of it? What happens to us if we do not get as much sleep as we need? We are going to be taking a look at the above questions & more in today’s blog, so let’s get into it!

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Time to Talk Day 2022

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I hope you’ve all had a great start to the day!

Time to Talk Day 2022 fell last Thursday, on the 3rd February 2022, and what s truly special day it is in the Mental Health Calendar!! Time To Talk Day is a national celebration that falls very close to my heart, so we are going to be taking a bit of a closer look at the national holiday in today’s blog!

Let’s get cracking!

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