There is this saying..."Good things come to those who wait," ah yes they probably do but how long are we supposed to wait until those good things come along exactly? A week? A month? Six months? A YEAR? LONGER?!
Daily journaling is not new—of course it isn't! We have written stuff down since the beginning of time for loads of different reasons and following the launch of our first online course I have had a few questions about why writing and journaling really works and what the real point of it all is, and another question about the difference between journaling and keeping a diary.
Our first FREE online course has just launched (yay!) and already people are signing up and enjoying the benefits of (something free obviously—what's not to love!?) but also the benefits of a daily writing practice and how journaling can really help to change things for the better.
When I work with clients to get clarity and make a plan to achieve new things we always go through the well tried and tested SWOT test. It may be old fashioned but it works and I use it all the time. We look at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for change and threats and while we are always pretty good at looking at our weaknesses and can usually spot an opportunity that will help us, the strengths and threats bit of the formula often causes us problems and keeps us stuck.
Write Your Life was created for people just like you who have lost their sass, are hungry for change but just don’t know where to start. This personal development programme will get you inspired, fired up and ready to write your way to awesome, and I am here to help!
The title of today’s blog post is actually the title of the book I am writing that tells the story of the Write Your Life personal development programme and how daily journaling can be a very valuable tool in making significant, positive changes to our lives. Anyone who has taken part in my workshops or ...
WELL DONE! You have made it to Day Seven of our first ever seven day writing challenge and I am thrilled to have had you on board! I really hope it has fired your imagination and got you thinking about all the things you can do and the changes that you can make to your ...
Hello! welcome to Day 6 of our Write Your Life Seven Day Writing Challenge. We only have one more day to go so it’s time to spend some time working on the blueprint for your future. By now you will probably have discovered that if you try and move forward while there are still blocks ...
So many of us want to make changes, set some new goals and achieve great things, and yet we never seem to have TIME to do it! We can come up with all sorts of reasons why we can't do it and then wonder why everyone else seems to be smashing their goals and we are still stuck where we are.
By now you should be getting used to writing every day and really starting to feel the benefits that daily journaling can bring to your life. You should be feeling clear, confident, focused and ready for anything!
Capturing an emotion in words makes it feel more real. We can’t change things if we don’t acknowledge them. It’s easy to acknowledge what we are thinking but it’s not always easy to accept how we FEEL. And writing about our feelings is often very hard-BUT...by writing down how you FEEL you will become more comfortable with how your emotions can impact on and influence your ideas and plans. This is very important as we start to set goals.
Congratulations! You have signed up for seven days of inspiration, motivation and creative visualisation that I really hope will help you to get some clarity into your life and focus on YOU and YOUR goals for the year ahead.
I hope you are reading this because you are planning to sign up for our Seven Day Writing Challenge which kicks off tomorrow!
January is a tricky month-we feel we HAVE to make changes because everyone else is, but if we are really honest with ourselves all we really want to do is eat biscuits and watch Netflix!
This is the bleakest, darkest time of the year and the last thing any of us should be doing is making it any harder than it needs to be. Why punish ourselves? If you really want to start new diets/exercise regimes/stop eating biscuits/kick the Netflix habit into touch (Really? Are you sure?!-in January??) then who am I to say otherwise but be kind to yourself because so many New Year Resolutions fall at the first hurdle and then we are all crippled with feelings of failure. Change is all about timing-January does not HAVE to be YOUR time.
Specificity or the quality of being clear and exact is so important when we want to make change because if we are too broad or vague when we talk about our ideas and write down our goals, it is will much harder to work out what we really need to do to achieve those all important changes.
VERY few people ever bother to take time to write down their goals and plans for the future. Those who do achieve great things."
In this blog post we are going to find out about the power of handwriting and why it is so effective as a self development tool.
I am a positivity, happiness and confidence coach and I specialise in working with women who want to make BIG changes and re-design their lives - one sentence at a time. Write Your Life is my unique coaching programme that puts YOU firmly in control of YOUR life and makes sure you SMASH your goals.
Using a series of writing exercises and daily journaling, Write Your Life helps you to clear, edit and re-write YOUR life on YOUR terms.
Daily bursts of journaling or writing will do more than simply sow the seeds of change-a daily writing ritual can keep us focussed, on track and inspired as we move towards new goals. By committing to a daily writing or journaling exercise we set a clear intention and if we do it in the morning, then the effect can be even more empowering as it really sets us up for the day.
Journaling is our number one most powerful way to shift our mindet and achieve ambitious goals. Over time we can actually re-programme our brains to seek out opportunities that will bring us the happiness and fulfilment we desire – we actually re-wire our minds for success.
Daily writing or journalling are proven to be HUGE catalysts for transformational change, and YOU can start the process right NOW by picking up a pen and a piece of paper (or your journal or notebook if you have one) and just writing.
In yesterday's Sunday Times Style Magazine, India Knight (one of my favourite writers) tackled a subject that really resonated with me - the subject was busyness and her column was spot on. She has inspired me to write about this from a coaching perspective.
It is a FACT that only about three per cent of us ever bother to write down our goals, dreams, hopes and aspirations for the future. Those of us who do achieve great things and make sure our plans and goals become realities. Those of us who don't stay pretty much stuck.
I TOTALLY get it! Empty nester? join the club! Not sure what to do next? yep me too! Are you worried about mid -life? Feeling a bit invisible? Not sure what to do about it but you feel frustrated and stuck? I have been there too and so have lots of the people I work ...
Writing is not new-fact! It has been around for ever and has been used to communicate, document, describe, record and plan everything. It is useful, beautiful and essential has the power to entertain and inform, educate and empower, inspire and fascinate, shock and surprise. It can make us laugh, reduce us to tears and help ...
Starting something new is always fuelled with that initial excitement. I know when I started this blog all those years ago, I was so excited I couldn’t think about anything else. I am writing a book at the moment and this will be on the shelves by the end of the year so I am ...
It takes 21 days to create a new habit-that’s just over 500 hours. I think it is remarkable that within just three weeks we all have the power to make a significant change to our lives. I have just done this myself so I know the 21 day method is a good one! For years ...
Life is basically a series of events and choices isn’t it? Some stuff you can control, most of it you can’t and sometimes things happen without us even realising it! We are all facing something all the time-whatever age or stage we are at and some of us appear to handle things really well while ...