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How to stop rumination, or chewing over a worry.

How to stop rumination, or chewing over a worry.

Most people find themselves ruminating from time to time, especially when stressed. This is particularly common in the middle of the night, when the logical brain is more shut down and sleepy. At these times the Inner Troll, or more reactive part of the brain, can more easily take over.

Do you procrastinate? How to overcome it.

Do you procrastinate? How to overcome it.

Do you find yourself thinking any of these things?
‘I just need to clear my desk before I get started.’
‘I’ll start by dealing with my email, ease myself into the day.’
‘How on earth did it get to 6pm and I haven’t actually got anything done?!’
If so, you probably already know you’re prone to procrastination. This habit of putting things off until the last minute can be a minor irritation for some people, and a major problem for others.

5 causes of burnout and how to avoid it.

5 causes of burnout and how to avoid it.

The causes of burnout might seem obvious.. too much work, right? Doh. But, in fact, while workload is obviously a major contributing factor, it’s a little more complex than that. In addition to workload here are 4 more causes. Lack of control One of the biggest causes...

Freelancing: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Freelancing: the good, the bad and the ugly.

whether you are self-employed or not, we all need to learn to look after ourselves as well as we look after others. This might mean negotiating a fairer deal for ourselves at work, or requiring other members of our family to take a fairer share of the load at home.

Why emotional agility is far more powerful than ‘positive thinking’.

Why emotional agility is far more powerful than ‘positive thinking’.

Everyone has negative thoughts and emotions. But what’s the best way to deal with these?

Sometimes we hear people saying things like ‘turn that frown upside down’ or no ‘negative vibes here’….

I do believe that it’s possible to shift a negative perspective, but it’s absolutely crucial to understand that this is not about ignoring or minimising the negative thought or emotion.

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The Earn Learn Thrive Productivity Planner

Are you an ELT Freelance professional or business owner?

You love the freedom and flexibility running your own business brings, but often feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do. You already spend so much time working in your business, serving clients- how are you supposed to find the time to actually run your business effectively, and even plan ahead or come up with new business ideas?

The Earn Learn Thrive Productivity Planner: for ELT Freelancer Professionals and Business Owners is specifically designed to help you break down your goals into bite-size manageable chunks, and use your time in the most effective way. You can get more done, AND actually reduce the amount of time you spend hunched over a desk.

Step by step, the productivity planner will take you through an easy system which helps you to get better at planning, assessing your time accurately, and learning as you go.

It’s a combination of goal setting, regular reviews, and daily time blocking. And it really works.

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