overwhelm

How to get anything done

Each year, when I look back on what I have accomplished, I tend to become my own worst enemy. By reducing the value of what I did. By minimising the work and effort my projects took. By playing small. Since I know this tendency well (it hits me once every so often), I know how to fight it. I usually write down a DONE LIST of all the things I have accomplished - even the little ones like writing 52 blog posts each year (see how I added the word 'little' to that accomplishment?! Seriously!) So I [...]

2020-01-21T09:27:39+02:00January 24th, 2020|

Life 101 (…or There’s a blog post for everything)

Most of my blog posts started out as discussions with my friends, struggles my clients are facing or things I have liked and learned myself and feel the need to share. The other day, I had such a discussion with a friend about a struggle. And I thought: 'I will write a blog post about that'. And then I thought: 'Wait, I already HAVE a blog post about that!' Funny that. So today I thought I'd share some past posts with you just in case you find yourself in a certain situation. Enjoy! You feel stu [...]

2019-08-27T08:50:13+02:00September 6th, 2019|

Looking for work-life balance?

Work-life balance. It's the thing we all seem to strive for nowadays. Our work takes many hours of our day. We are so busy with meetings, calls, demanding bosses that when we come home we have used up many of our energy points. But then the other life starts: there are kids to pick up from or drive to places, groceries to buy, meals to cook, doctors to see, gardens to mow, partners and family to please, activities to attend... There is hardly any time left to breathe, let along energy to do any [...]

2019-12-20T11:55:39+02:00October 5th, 2018|

We all break down sometimes. It’s okay!

A few years ago, around this time of year, I had a serious breakdown. Yes, happens to the best of us, even me. The first day of school had gone well. I was proud to have pulled it off again without forgetting half the stuff the teachers always request you have ready on the first day. The kids were happy, had no homework. All honky dory. The next morning, all hell broke loose. The boys were fighting constantly, didn’t want to get dressed or brush their teeth, were moaning and whining about ever [...]

2018-11-22T19:10:42+02:00September 28th, 2018|

‘T is the season to be merry – really?

Do you have Christmas or holiday traditions? Do you like them? The reason I'm asking is that I meet a lot of women who seem to be stressed by this whole month of preparing for something they then do not really enjoy. I hear a lot of: I haven't even started buying presents yet (overwhelm). My entire family is coming over and I have to cook (total panic). I need a vacation but if we leave for the holidays my family will be upset (guilt). I don't really want to go to my in-laws for Christmas (unhap [...]

2018-12-03T15:30:05+02:00December 15th, 2017|

Do your default settings upset you?

You have them. Your friends have them. Your loved ones have them. Hell, even your computer has them. DEFAULT SETTINGS Huh? Well, your computer comes with a set of skills, settings and nerdy stuff that makes it suitable for a large audience. Then you buy it and you personalise it by adding a screensaver, a preferred style of this or that and maybe some more nerdy stuff - if you are a nerd that is. And when your computer is upset or even breaks down, nothing goes right? Nothing except going back t [...]

2018-12-03T16:13:11+02:00August 25th, 2017|
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