get in the zone

It’s not often that you get a task that needs your complete attention. But just occasionally, that one task comes along. It’s no good trying to multi task or juggle other projects, you NEED to get this one done and out of the way.

You’ve got a task that you need to complete. It’s something that you want to do and it contains enough challenge to keep you engaged and on-task without feeling anxious or doubting your ability. What’s the best way to get it done? Get yourself into the zone and you’ll find that you’ll complete it more quickly than you thought possible. So how do you get into the zone? 

There are six simple steps that can get you into the flow.


Step 1: Time – make sure that you give yourself enough time to complete the task. For that you’ll need the right environment.


Step 2: Environment – you will need a calm, comfortable and distraction free environment to work in. Make sure that you are wearing comfortable and suitable clothing, have been to the bathroom, had a snack and drink and that the temperature is neither too hot or too cold.

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Are You Living A Lie?

Here’s a quick quiz for you. Answer honestly. Do you feel:

* Like you are constantly hiding behind a mask?
* Worried that others will not like you?
* That if you say no, you are a bad person and will be letting everyone down?
* Trapped in a life that does not seem to be your own?
* Like you are always comparing yourself to others, with them on top and you on the bottom?
* As if you’re finding yourself not good enough, no matter how hard you try?
* Afraid that if your boss, colleagues, spouse or children found out X about you, they would never look at you in the same way again?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then the likely truth is that you are living a lie. But don’t panic, you are not the only one. It is an easy trap to fall into and can be a deep and difficult one to climb out of. But the effort can be well worth it if the result is a happier, healthier you.Continue reading

Let’s face it, we all get upset at times, maybe most days. But there’s a difference between getting upset and being angry, and some people are better at controlling this anger than others.

Part of successful anger management is learning to spot your feelings of anger before you explode and do or say something you will regret. It’s much better than sitting there re-living that moment when you have gone too far and maybe ruining a close friendship.

Strangely enough, not everyone even realises anger is upon them until it is too late. By tracking your anger episodes, you can soon spot the signs and deal with your anger in a more positive way, one that you will not end up regretting.

Learn to Recognize Anger

Before you learn the techniques to manage your emotions, you first need to learn to recognise your anger. There are three main questions you can journal about that should help:Continue reading

3 ways to stop procrastinating

Hi, Paul here, I hope you are having a productive day. How are you getting on? Are you having a productive week and do you feel as if you are achieving all that you want to? I’m doing well this week, and I know that when I am it is best to push on. Whilst I will give myself a treat later for all the hard work, I know if I do it too early then I can easily drop my levels when I really should be utilising the energy I have.

Of course, it’s not always like that. All of us, and I include myself here, suffer from bouts of procrastination. Of course, there are different levels, so I try and minimise mine once I have recognised the fact. Many of us sabotage our own best intentions by not even realising it, through procrastinating in relation to all the work and essential chores they need to get done. Here are 3 ways that we procrastinate.

Reasons for Procrastinating

Negative Self-talk

The first reason is that we might be our own worst enemy and critic. Negative self-talk along the lines of, “That’s way too hard – if you try, you’ll probably just fail anyway,” make us sabotage ourselves.Continue reading

Hi everyone, and welcome to Everyday Success Tips. And my first post! I hope you enjoy and bookmark this site.

Many people in the West struggle with the idea of self-worth. They envy others, think that other people are far better, and see little worth in themselves. They look in the mirror and see someone full of flaws – a “failure” or “loser.” I know I have had times like this, and I am sure most of you have too.

They are also terrified that if anyone REALLY got to know them, they would run the other way. Shame, negativity and even anger drive their sense of self-worth as they beat themselves up for the least little mistake. And they think that everything that goes wrong is their fault, whether it is down to them or not.

Reasons for Negative Self-Worth

There are many reasons for this, but most start at a young age because we are expected to behave in a certain manner and will usually be punished in some way if we fail to meet the expectations of others. This can be as simple as being put in the naughty corner because you have done something “bad,” sent to bed without supper, of deprived of something you were really looking forward to, to constant criticism and being made to feel like nothing you do is ever good enough and you will never amount to anything.Continue reading