Finding Life Balance Using the Four Forces of Flight

Pointless Overthinking

Do you feel like the weight of responsibility is keeping you grounded? Or the sheer drag of life is forcing on the brakes?

Do you find it hard to muster the requisite lift and thrust to overcome these forces in life?

Of course, we’ve all been there. We’ve all had those days where everything has felt like one big drag, where the simple act of getting out of bed has felt like this herculean task.

To be honest, that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling recently. It got me thinking about this idea of life balance and how, exactly, one is supposed tofindit?

Then something struck me. I thought, “Of course! Balance isn’t something youfind.It is something you have tomaintain– like a tightrope walker!”

Three ideas immediately sprung to mind:

  1. Don’t carry too much weight.
  2. Go at a steady pace.
  3. Don’t stop moving.

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International Day of Charity 2021

Good afternoon everyone!

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to the weekend!

Tomorrow, Sunday the 5th of September 2021, is International Day of Charity 2021. This is a very special day designed to encourage people from all around the world to help & support others through volunteer & philanthropic events. We are going to be taking a look at this great day in today’s blog!

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How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation — Be Inspired..!!

Jon Kabat-Zinn–a leader in the field of mindfulness and health–has defined mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” This means consciously paying attention to our senses, and to our feelings, without further judgement. For example, mindfulness could be practised by focusing on the sensation of water […]

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How to Achieve Mastery over Your Mind — Leadership Mindset

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash I love that we can change our mindset to change our lives. Because we can choose how to think and react, we can have so much control over how we want our lives to look like.   For the longest time my mind was a hot mess!  I used […]

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Supporting Your Children’s Mental Health – Jennifer McGregor

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Have you ever wondered how you can help support your child’s Mental Health? Would you like to find out more about how to transform your home into a positive wellbeing environment? Well, look no further, as today’s guest blog is the one for you!

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – July 2021

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Another month has come & gone, so you know what that means, it’s time for another Sweeney’s Stuttering Update! I like to try & do a post every month, where I give you all an update on my speech, how my Stutter has been over the last couple of weeks, and about some of the different things which I have learned about my talking.

So, let’s see what we have in store for today!

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Experiment With Gratitude

Be Inspired..!!

When was the last time you said “thank you”? With all your heart? Everybody preachesthat an “attitude of gratitude” is the key to success, but very fewreallypractice it. Well, start by experience gratitude first, as in doing an experiment with it, and take it from there.

I once did a gratitude experiment. I decided to write down at the end of the day all the things I was grateful for. I created a sort of a gratitude journal. Didn’t plan in advance what to write, went with the flow. Each evening, five minutes.

After 30 days I re-read it. I was amazed by this simple fact: the things I was grateful for grew from one day to another. It was like feeding them with my gratitude. Looking back after 30 days made it obvious: I experiencedmore of what I was grateful for in my life.

Expressing gratitude doesn’t cost you…

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The Power of Perspective

“Every moment is a fresh beginning”

T.S. Eliot

The quote above is holds a very valuable life lessons for each & every one of us, don’t you think? Personally, it’s one that I have always been a fan of, and a quote that I revisit from time to time, when I am planning where I want to take my life next.

Let’s take a look a closer look at this quote, and at the power of perspective, in today’s blog!

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6 Benefits of Awe — Workplace Navigator

I have always had wanderlust.  I love an unexplored trail, waterfall, canyon or beach. It was not until I heard Jonah Paquette, author of Awestruck, on a recent webinar that I realized that what I have been seeking in this wandering was awe. Nature is where I usually seek awe, but Paquette pointed out that […]

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My Placement Year has come to an end!

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Friday the 25th of June was my final day working as a Communications Co-Ordinator, within the Student Success & Engagement team at the University of Reading, during my Professional Placement Year. Although I am gutted that my time in the role had come to an end, I wouldn’t change a minute of this past year for anything!

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of my thoughts regarding leaving the role!

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12 Ways to Lower Anxiety & Stress — The Bridge.

Stress is what happens when you have so much to deal with emotionally or physically, and the burdens overwhelms you. This is why you can deal with many stressors and then all of a sudden something minor like dropping a glass of milk makes you start crying or feels like the final straw. When you […]

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Update – June 2021

Good afternoon everyone!

Today’s blog is going to be my Sweeney’s Stuttering Update for June 2021, where we’ll be taking a look at how my speech has been over the last couple of weeks, and the effects that change in my life has had on my Stutter. This month has been a rather busy one, so let’s see how that has impacted on my talking & my overall speech fluency!

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How are you?

Good afternoon everyone!

How are we all doing? I feel like time has been flying by so quickly over these last couple of months, that it is easy to forget to even ask the question. As life speeds by at a million miles per hour, do we take the time to reflect over how we are thinking & feeling, how the last week has gone and maybe what the future has in store?

Let’s have a chat about it in today’s blog!

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How to Battle Procrastination — Henley Careers Blog

Struggling with procrastination? Don’t worry because you’re one of the 75% students who also struggle. This blog breaks down the reasons behind procrastination and gives you tips on how to tackle the problem head on to reduce time wasted on academic work and even job applications.

How to Battle Procrastination — Henley Careers Blog