Are you up to your neck in alligators?

When you woke this morning did you feel you were overwhelmed with your goals for today.  Let me share some ideas that may help.  They do for me.

Start the day with being grateful for where you are right now;  happy, healthy, safe or any one of a number of other thoughts.  Take the time to savour the things for which your are grateful as this will fill you with positive thoughts.

When you get up take time to stretch out and breathe – did you know deep breathing right down into your belly will still your anxiety and give you renewed energy.

Think of the three things you really want to mark off that “never finishing” to do list.  Things that matter to you or those you love.  Things that tonight you will relish having them completed.  Make sure you can get them done in the day – if one is very large can you “chunk it” so that you can achieve that first part today.

Then take a deep breath and focus and start on the first one.  When it is done reward yourself with a break or something that you find pleasurable.  Then take on the next….and the next.

At the end of each day remind yourself of your success, remind yourself of the other great things that happened during the day.  Use the “think deeply about three things” you have really enjoyed in the day to calm yourself ready for sleep.

Remember:  Your journey through life is one way, the journey is the reward and there is no replay.  Make sure your journey is one you know is worthwhile.

When all three are complete ensure you

How high should I aim?

When I think of my goals in life, I sometimes wonder how high do I feel like going.  My business, Xplore for Success, continues to grow, our team continues to bring new ideas, our participants tell us what a difference our mentoring programs make.  So how high should I aim with my own goals.

Then I think of the women who are bullied, passed over for promotion, lack the confidence to bring forth their ideas and who are paid less than they are worth.  Combined with that I think of the men who have the same experiences in the workplace and then I know the answer.

There really is no “how high”.  I just need to do everything I can to change the workplaces in Australia to allow others with talent to flourish.