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Challenge Yourself: Part 5

  Time is running out. It is still the middle of the year. What were those plans you made for this year? What has stopped you from succeeding so far? Is it fear, being time poor or procrastination? There will always be challenges and obstacles. Often it seems that it is never the right time […]

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Challenge Yourself: Part 4 (The Dreaded Procrastination)

The Dreaded Procrastination Procrastination; we all do it from time to time but what about that dreadful overwhelming procrastination that we simply cannot fight off at times? Here are five tips for you to think about next time procrastination knocks at your door. Perhaps your tasks are too long. Try shortening them; decrease the time […]

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Challenge Yourself: Part 3

Time Poor The challenge to get everything done in the time you are allocated can be enormously difficult and stressful. It might be unrealistic to even expect to achieve it, so here is a simple plan to get most things done. 1. Write everything down. Include absolutely everything you need to achieve in the day. […]

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Challenge Yourself: Part 2

Embrace your fear: all successful people do! A few years ago, a friend and I went bushwalking on a beautiful sunny day. We were enjoying our conversation as we strolled up a slight slope. ‘Stop! Snake!’ yelled my friend. Immediately I froze. I am terrified of snakes; it has to be my biggest fear. And […]

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Challenge Yourself: Part 1

It is already half way through 2016. What have you achieved so far this year? Are you on schedule? If not, what is holding you back? Are you time poor, or just stricken by fear, fear of not being successful? At times fear can paralyse you to such an extent that you end up doing […]

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#Unemployment, #suicide and #Hope [Pat 3 of 3]

Useful conversations Jan: Hi Kim, this is Ron and his neighbour, Jo I was telling you about. Kim: It is good to meet you both; I believe you’ve had a rough time at the unemployment agency, Jo. It doesn’t sound like they were very helpful to you. Jo: You don’t know the half of it, […]

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#Unemployment, #Suicide and #Hope [Part 2 of 3]

Useful conversations Jan: Oh Kim, I’m just ringing to tell you the good news. Ron’s neighbour came home yesterday and she now has the right support and is feeling much better. Apparently, she had applied for 156 jobs and did not get one of them. She became so distressed when she couldn’t pay her bills […]

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# Unemployment, # Suicide and # Hope [Part 1 of 3]

Useful conversations Kim: Hi Jan, are you still relaxed and dealing with stress much better? Jan: Yes, but I wish I could say the same for my neighbour, Roy. He has been unemployed now for over a year and feels so stressed. The service provider is not treating him well at all and he gets […]

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Deadlines! Time Management and Stress [Part 3 of 3]

Useful Conversations Kim: You are a cruel woman Jan, keeping me in suspense like this for a week. What other improvements have come your way since you have been practising time and self management? Jan: Well, you know all the time I’d been spending babysitting that neighbour’s kids so she could go out and have […]

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Deadlines! Time Management and Stress (Part 2 of 3)

Useful conversations. Kim: Hi Jan, how did you go with your time management, I mean self management? Jan: I actually listened to you for once Kim and did everything you suggested. I prioritised each day. I started to say no to people when they wanted me to do things that I didn’t particularly want to […]

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