ABC’s of Getting Started

ABC’s of Getting Started

This is for those times when you’re just staring at a huge task or pile of todo’s and freeze up, paralyzed by the sheer mass of it all. This post was actually inspired by someone (you know who you are, and thanks!) who reminded me that I’d promised to explain how to get started when you just don’t know where to start. And actually, that’s where I was – 8...

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I am the sort of person…

I am the sort of person…

I realised that for a while I was taking the bus more often than I was taking my bike. And while I love biking, it’s REALLY REALLY easy to start doing the things that are “less effort”. Like biking to work. Or going to the gym, getting the right amount of sleep, meditating, practising your hobby to hone your talents until you feel like you are doing them justice. Sometimes...

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Why can’t I just START?

Why can’t I just START?

Some days, I just feel time slipping away, and That Task doesn’t get done. It doesn’t even get started. I fill my time chatting online, sorting my shoes, eating, napping… you name it. Tick-tick-tick. Then the great big PROCRASTINATION label comes down and zonks me in the head. Well, I am a coach. So this is how I start acting like one. Applying the most important and sacred...

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FUN is always the answer

FUN is always the answer

So, I was trying to decide on something simple: to take the bus or to cycle? I posed this question to a wise friend. And wisely she replied: Which option feels like more fun? This answer really got me thinking. Firstly, it meant I instantly knew the answer. Of course biking is more fun. I love being on a the bike, specially riding over crunchy autumn leaves in sunshine and fresh air, with a...

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Doing things for your tomorrow-self

Doing things for your tomorrow-self

I’ve been playing with this idea for the last few days now, and it seems to have been helpful, so I want to explore it here. A few days ago I was talking to my lovely friend when she asked my advice: “Cath, should I go and buy some food now, or go home and make something out of the very last food in the house? It leaves me with NOTHING for tomorrow and then I will absolutely have to...

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