We live in a world with increased pressures on our lives. There are demands on our time at every turn. I have felt this for probably the last 10 years (hint: child one was born 10 years ago). It is easy to be overwhelmed by everything but over the 10 years I have learnt withContinue reading “Look after your time and yourself”
Category Archives: Wellbeing
I’m gonna love me again
The voice inside my head is the one I hear…. Over the course of the week I have shared some personal stories and thoughts around mental health and yesterday hosted a video call with a number of colleagues from the Leeds office (thankfully only 20 showed on my screen so I can pretend the restContinue reading “I’m gonna love me again”
A need for strength and resilience
Excuse me for a while, While I’m wide-eyed and I’m so down caught in the middle….. Following on from my initial blog yesterday around the need to strive for positive thoughts (available here: It’s times like these ), today I wanted to focus on the need to be strong in times of challenge. Having confidence in yourContinue reading “A need for strength and resilience”
It’s times like these you learn to live again, It’s times like these you give and give again ….
It is an interesting time to enter Mental Health Awareness Week. Many of us have now been in a form of isolation for two months. We may be going to work where essential and required or popping to the shops but fundamentally we have reduced our social interactions and outside activities dramatically. There will be manyContinue reading “It’s times like these you learn to live again, It’s times like these you give and give again ….”
Completing a personal challenge
So on one of the hottest days of the year we thought it would be a great idea to, well climb a mountain. I mean what else would you do on a hot day. In February 2020, me and Kate decided we would climb Snowdon. Thankfully a pandemic put a stop on that for aContinue reading “Completing a personal challenge”
Podcasts, pride and a spot of gardening!
Some weeks are quiet. Some weeks you don’t feel like you stop. My week was the latter! But two things really stand out from my week. To start the week, a shout out from Samantha McClary on the EG Sunday podcast. I think my love of real estate podcasts is obviously becoming wide knowledge! SeriouslyContinue reading “Podcasts, pride and a spot of gardening!”
Making home working a success
Working at home can be a positive experience. You just need to make sure you are prepared. With more people working remotely, you need to think about how you create an environment that allows this time spent to be productive. Remote working is a part of the future way of working and therefore we needContinue reading “Making home working a success”
1, 2, ….. 10,000! A wander into nature!
Time is finite. Energy is renewable. It is a favourite saying of mine and I think reflects how alot of us feel sometimes that time is up against us. Overlay to this a push to achieve the magic 10,000 steps. I mean surely that’s not achievable each day!! “I’m too busy”. “I don’t have timeContinue reading “1, 2, ….. 10,000! A wander into nature!”
It’s all about being well!
We all seek to improve our wellbeing. This may be intentional or inadvertent. We may feel tired so go to bed – this is looking after our wellbeing equally as much as someone who isn’t necessarily tired but knows they need 7-9 hours. Our ability to thrive in the modern world depends on our abilityContinue reading “It’s all about being well!”
Planes, trains and swimming lessons
A blog from a few years ago, still relevant in today’s world. I recently read a statistic that 42% of the UK’s working age carers are male but only 72% are in employment. It that good or bad? It feels bad and has certainly made me think about my own personal situation. I’m just aContinue reading “Planes, trains and swimming lessons”