Morning Rituals…

Do you have a regular routine at the start of your day? There is a lot of advice out there on how important morning rituals are, and I must say I have to agree with most of it. They are a great way to get a consistent and positive start to your day. I start mine early...

Best laid plans….

How was your weekend? Did you manage to get everything you planned to do, whether it was to relax or prepare for Christmas? It is interesting that at a time when I am developing a new planning system to turn dreams into reality, the plans I had laid out for the...

Glass half full…

It was a beautiful weekend here, sunny days with blue skies, no wind, and a real chill in the air. I took the opportunity to visit the nearby wind farm for a winter walk. The views were magnificent, the panoramic vista including Ben Lomond and surrounding hills as...

Wheels of Life

I am already preparing for next year. A little early but perhaps it will be useful to get a head start for a change and more importantly, doing something that is likely to be more sustainable. I have started the process by reviewing my Wheels of Life. The wheel of...

Habit maintenance…

Forming new habits is all very well and, as I mentioned last week, I am certainly motivated as things have been going so well. I have gone onto the next stage of the exercise programme, which has ramped up the level of intensity. The routines are a little strange but...

Habit Forming…

Habits… You all know how it works. If you want to form a new habit, take out your calendar and do what you want to do for 30 days and hey presto, you have a habit. I’ve tried it many times and it works. There is a lot of research on this out there, James Clear is one...

Tribute to Chester Bennington

I was totally shocked when back in July my son texted me to say Chester had died. As the news rolled out to say it was suicide I was surprised, but maybe not unexpected given what he had gone through in his life. Despite all that, he was an inspiration to me, singing...

Coming back…

It has been some time since I last posted. The time felt right to re-connect. Last week I get an email out of the blue asking for a reference from someone I last worked with over 15 years ago. It brought back those memories of a life that almost feels like it was...

Values…

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. They are Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce...

Preparation

Yesterday I eventually got the bathroom ready for painting. Stripping the walls and ceiling of the original wood chip wallpaper and the many coats of paint on top seems to have taken an age. A lot more time than I originally planned. Up and down that ladder,...