What’s your new work year resolution?

Take time out

Procrastination gets a bad rap but according to Caroline Britton, a life and business coach, it’s often the best way for us to gain clarity.

‘It’s in the moments of stillness that we can connect to ourselves on an instinctive level, so there is no coincidence that our best ideas often come then,’ she says.

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Karen Staniland-Platt
Six Ways To Develop A More Positive Mindset

Whatever you’re looking to achieve in your life, you are going to face some setbacks. How you respond to those will play a big part in whether you are successful or not in your endeavours. But being resilient is easier said than done.

We spoke to mindset coach Caroline Britton who works with athletes and entrepreneurs, about six methods you can try to improve the way you approach your goals. Each can work in its own way, but Britton recommends starting with the first three in order.

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Karen Staniland-Platt
Change career....and blossom!

Still, according to a survey by Careerchangers.org, almost half of would-be-career-changers are too afraid of failure and the unknown to make the jump. “I work with so many smart, driven, senior people but they get in their own way,” explains career coach Caroline Britton (caroline- britton.com). “They have all the tools and capabilities, yet they have impostor syndrome or are terrified about how they will finance their future.”

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Karen Staniland-Platt
Channel your inner tiger with the 3-4-5 breathing technique

If you were watching the Masters earlier this month, you might have noticed that when eventual winner Tiger Woods played the final hole, he looked a bit, well... out of it.

A steely glare came over his face and you could literally see his diaphragm responding as he concentrated on his breathing. That, says mindset coach Caroline Britton, is how he managed to take home the whole tournament.

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Karen Staniland-Platt
Prioritising your wellbeing is a necessity

To be honest, I used to be slightly dubious about the world wellbeing. It all just seemed a bit self indulgent. Was booking in a massage or having a day on the sofa really going to be the answer to my problems? Wasn’t it just going to be a time away from the constant to do list that needed to be done?

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Karen Staniland-Platt
We're just winging it!

Take a look at your life now. Your home, your career, your friendships, even your nail colour. How did you get here? At any point, did you feel like you were just… winging it? Yes. Resoundingly, overwhelmingly, yes.

Sometimes we’ve all just had to dive in and hope for the best. To trust gut feelings, to trust that things will fall into place. And there’s something to be said for that.

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Karen Staniland-Platt