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Welcome to Achieve Your Best Life! This is the place for you if you're looking to improve any or all aspects of your life! My hope is that you will find this website informative and inspirational. That it will be your guide and your friend to help you take your life to the next level that is right for you. I would love to hear your views and thoughts which you can leave as a comment or, if you prefer, you can reach me directly via my ‘Contact’ page. Enjoy!

You Are The Owner

wisdomI felt the beginnings of a strop pulling at the edges of my awareness. The train was busy and the seat I’d reserved had been taken by someone else. What to do? Say nothing and simmer in quiet fury at the cheek of the man or assert myself and ask him to move? Neither option were appealing and both would leave me feeling agitated…

You own yourself, and that’s amazing. No one else gets to decide what’s in your head or how you react to life events and circumstances. No one gets to force feed you foods you don’t like or drinks you hate. No one gets to insist that you attend a particular event or even like a certain person.

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How I’m Using Affirmations To Become The Real Me

journeyThe thing I love about affirmations is the way they subtlety allow new and empowering truths to embed themselves into my mind. In using them, I gently become the person I want to be, or rather, the person I know I am. I’m continually surprised when a new behaviour naturally makes an appearance and I realise, on reflection, that I’ve been affirming it as part of my daily routine!

The adage goes that we need to take some time to find ourselves. We need to take time to find out what really makes us happy, what makes us sad, to find out where our passions lie, for work, for love, even for food (maybe this one is easier!). But is this really true? Do we really need to find ourselves?

I think there’s another way to think about this and that’s to consider the things we know, or better put, believe about ourselves. For example, if I believe that I am a shy person, is this really true? Will setting out on a journey of self-discovery enlighten me sufficiently to categorically confirm that I am indeed a shy person? Furthermore, even if I am able to determine that this is the case, will I like what I discover or will I be inclined to make changes so that I am no longer a shy person? Maybe being a shy person doesn’t sit well with my aspirations and I therefore perceive that there is a need for change.Continue Reading

You Have Eight thousand, seven hundred and sixty of these every year!

dolphinEight thousand, seven hundred and sixty.

Written like this, it sounds like a big number, maybe like there’s a lot of it. But if that’s the case, why do I never feel like I have enough time? 8,760 – that’s one year’s worth of hours! Where do they all go?

Is this your experience too? Whether I’m working or relaxing, there never seems to be enough time to fit everything that I want to do into my day. I always seem to end up rushing around and then come the end of the day I’m wondering what, if anything, productive or goal-oriented I’ve achieved.

Of course, it’s not that I can’t remember what I’ve been doing during the day, but sometimes I’m disappointed to conclude that the things which have been crossed off the list weren’t that important in the scheme of things anyway, and, to make things worse, they’ve not really contributed to my long-term plans.

I’ve recently gone through a process of reviewing and renewing my goals in an effort to gain more clarity and focus. This has been a very worthwhile use of time (thankfully!) and I now feel clear on my business goals for the next 3 -6 months. Continue Reading

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me BUT 1 Of Them Isn’t True!

earthSo I was pondering what to write about this week and thought that maybe I should let you know a little bit more about me! The idea of coming up with 10 things seemed like a good place to start and I thought it would be a bit of fun to include a red herring in the list too to see if anyone can guess which one I’ve made up! Answers in the comments please!

Of course some of you know me quite well anyway, and others don’t really know me other than through my blog. This makes choosing the list quite difficult, but here we go anyway!

  1. I’ve crowd surfed (but just once!). This happened on a holiday to France. It wasn’t your usual idea of crowd surfing, but just enough for me. I jumped into a line of waiting French men who then passed me over their heads and down the line, all the while swaying to the blaring music! Down the line I was man-handled until reaching the end of the line where I was set down on my feet. A girl’s dream comes true!

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