Category Archives: Lifestyle Balance

Managing your time for success

I am sorry, I really wanted to prepare a presentation for today, but I had absolutely no time for it. My son needed to go to a doctor, my daughter had some sort of a school event to prepare for, my husband needed some help with his work stuff as well. I simply didn’t have time to make a presentation. But on the other hand, why would I even need a presentation if here is no screen to show it on anyway?! And here I already start talking about a fundamental question of time-management.

This was more or less the beginning of my speech on time-management last Saturday. Continue reading Managing your time for success

How do you teach mindfulness to kids? (might be handy for yourself as well)

Mindfulness seems like one of those buzzwords everyone seems to use, alongside “smart”, “green”, “bio”, “creativity” and so on. However, mindfulness is much more than just a word, this is a way of life. Mindfulness trains resilience, offers you better insights about your own choices and in general allows you to make much more “dear” choices. By “dear” I mean choices which truly resonate with you and inspire you to move on and achieve your goals. It reduces anxiety, improves mental health and significantly encourages optimism. Thus, mindfulness matters and benefits you in many ways. Which is more, it can bring a lot of benefits also to your little ones.This is exactly what I would like to talk about in this short post. Continue reading How do you teach mindfulness to kids? (might be handy for yourself as well)

Six steps to avoid burnout even when you face a lot of stress

Stress and burnout: very frequently those two go hand in hand. If you are constantly exposed to a lot of stress that will eventually lead you to burnout. But will it? Burnout only seems like an unavoidable consequence of stress, yet it is not always the case. What is crucial is not how much stress there is in your life, but rather how good you are at managing this stress.

There are several steps or attention points which can significantly improve your stress-managing abilities. To begin with, Continue reading Six steps to avoid burnout even when you face a lot of stress

Main obstacles on the way to achieving your dreams

To begin with, I truly believe that as Napoleon Hill said “whatever a mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”. It might sound too easy, as if all you need is just a vivid imagination and there you go – effortless realization of everything. However, that is not what this phrase is all about.

Dreaming is difficult; dreaming efficiently is difficult to the power of hundred. The good thing though is that you can master the skill.

To begin with, there are three equally difficult phases on the way towards your dreams:

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The power of small tweaks or How I lost 15 kilos in a year

I am a big fan of small steps – those tiny things that you can always find a way to do and which combined softly get you where you want to be. This is the approach I follow in respect of everything: weight loss included. I will not talk about some magic pills or about extensive fitness routine or about counting calories. In this post I will share the small tweaks I made to my daily routine which allowed me to get to the end result – minus 15 kilos in a year (went down from 75 kg to 60 kg). Thus, what did I do?

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