Entries by Optima-life

Look Back, Talk Aloud and Think ‘Why?’

It’s that time of year where the annual ritual of self-delusion reaches full swing, where dreams are dreamt, ambitions are articulated, and promises are made.  Yes folks, it is resolution time and we want to give you a couple of things to think about before you jump into the abyss of meaningless self-talk! Firstly, look […]

Are your goals ‘positive’?

We all have things we know we ought not to do, for instance smoking or looking at our emails right before sleeping, yet we consistently weaken at the powerful urge to satisfy our (damaging) craving. Many people fail to change their behaviour because they focus on what they are not supposed to do, rather than […]

The Greatness of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and […]

Are you ready for a ruthless elimination?

Have you started lots of projects but struggled to complete them? Do you find it difficult to focus on your top priorities? Do you know what your top priorities really are? Warren Buffet, one of the world’s most successful business men, has a simple yet challenging ‘2-List’ strategy to maximise focus and boost your productivity. […]

The Power of Visualisation to Beat Procrastination

Do you sometimes feel so daunted by an important work project that you procrastinate? Are you overwhelmed by thoughts and images that represent the complexity of life both at and away from work – the spreadsheets, presentations, emails, phone calls, and meetings; the gardening, DIY, or booking a weekend away? Have you ever considered flipping […]

Wine O’clock

Do you occasionally drink alcohol as a means to sleep better? Do you feel refreshed after the nights’ where you have been drinking alcohol prior to bedtime? For many people the answer is yes to the first and no to the second. So what does alcohol do to your sleep? Research has shown that alcohol […]

Are you listening?

How often are you really listening rather than just waiting to talk? Do you genuinely focus on what the other person is saying or do you have a tendency to be ‘half’ listening whilst also thinking of something else? Research reveals that only about 10% of us really actively listen (Gerszberg, 2016). Sometimes we struggle […]

Goal Setting with Meaning

Are you waiting for the perfect time to set your new goal? Do you typically set new goals on New Year’s Eve or on certain Mondays after an unproductive weekend? Do these goals tend to last? Most of us attach a lot of hope and power into New Year’s Eve, expecting the momentum of a […]