breathe

The power of slowing down

Ask anyone around you how they are, and a likely answer is 'Busy!'. Right? Everyone (ourselves included) seems to be always running: from one thought to the next, one meeting to another, from picking up the kids to getting groceries. Too much to do, no time to slow down or stand still. While you are running around like this, usually some things happen: you loose your keys, you stub your toe, you mix up appointments, you forget an important thing, something doesn't go like you thought it would. D [...]

2018-05-08T10:11:03+00:00May 11th, 2018|

Do you get enough rest?

I have been tired a lot lately. Now this is quite normal at the beginning of spring what with the season changing and all. But I have been tired more than usual. Or maybe I have only been feeling like that because I am actually stopping and resting? Chicken and egg, right? But it is true. In the past, whenever I was tired, I would usually shrug it off. Too much to do, too little time. You can sleep when you're dead...and so on. So I would push on, do the project, go to the dinner, see the show, [...]

2018-04-10T10:24:31+00:00April 13th, 2018|

What to do when you need to calm down

In 2012 I did this! It was all part of being REAL (my word of that year), and facing your fears. I was scared shitless, but did it anyway. Tackling my fears usually involves more or less adrenaline. Because it means stepping out of my comfort zone. And this was a BIG step out of a plane! Argh! I was recently in a telco with a colleague of mine, talking about the ‘shit’ that was going on in our respective jobs. When she thanked me for the chat because it had brought her adrenaline level down. So [...]

2017-01-23T22:26:31+00:00January 27th, 2017|

Stressless in 5 simple steps

So yes, maybe most of you are still in the middle of holidays, days off with the family, spending entire days in your pyjamas, or out skiing down the slopes. On the other hand, I know some people who get really stressed by all the Christmas preparations, the dinner organisations, the family meetings. When I am stressed, I am very much tempted to grab a superficial comfort blanket, i.e. laze on the couch, eat chocolate, complain… So I want to remind you today about the real stress killers. Breath [...]

2016-12-28T21:12:23+00:00December 30th, 2016|