Do you keep your promises?

What do we know about promises?  My belief has always been that if you make a promise to someone, you are going to follow through and make it happen.  It’s that assurance that you will do something.  I don’t know about you, but if there’s ever a time that I can’t keep a promise, I feel as if I’m letting the other person down.  All well and good when you’re making a promise to someone else, but what happens when that promise is to yourself?  Do you feel the same way?

The reason that I’m asking the question is that through my coaching practice and being more observant of myself, I have become extremely conscious about where we place ourselves on our own list of priorities.  Having something in the calendar that you’ve earmarked to do for yourself can be so easily disregarded when someone else asks you to do something.  And when we continually bump our own work for other’s we start to devalue the time we set aside for ourselves and allow it to become a habit.  Not only that, Continue reading

New year, new you?

Is it new year new you or have your New Year’s Resolutions fallen by the wayside already? 

As I’m more of a reflector than someone who sets New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve taken the opportunity to think about the last 12 months and understand what I’ve learnt so that I can continue to build upon those points in the months ahead.  Flicking through my journals, I see that I’ve written a lot about being brave, having courage, showing vulnerability and managing my fear.  That might be something to do with Continue reading