Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness

Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, but an example of strength. We are programmed into thinking that something negative will come from asking for help whether we think someone will say no they won’t help, or you feel like asking for help means you are failing. This is not the case; someone may say no but hopefully, they will provide an alternative or direction for you to find the help you need.

A few things have happened to me over the course of a few months that’s really made me think about this topic and although I coach and guide people, I understand how hard it is for people to ask for help when completing tasks. We are all busy, we all feel strapped for time whether that’s at work or personal reasons, but would you help someone if they asked you for it. I’m hoping that answer is yes.

Communication is key, next time you need some help, ask in the right way, explain the reason you are needing the help and what you hope to receive from them remaining clear and concise.

Make today a good day

Stop waiting for something specific to happen to make the day a good day. Take pride the little things. Has anyone recently asked you to name a positive thing about your day or week? Why not take a moment now to think about it.  Are you looking for something big? Or can you take comfort in the small things? Maybe someone said hi to you this morning as you took an early stroll to the bus stop or maybe someone offered to make you a cup of tea. Recognising these, what seem like little things can help with the bigger picture.

It’s been said we let negative thoughts out way the positives and we often let even the smallest of negative things control our day and our mood. It’s important to remember that we can’t control everything, but we can control our own thoughts and attitudes.

You can look at life as a challenge you can conquer or give up. I hope you never give up. You have the power to take pride in the little things to revel in the big things and be so confident in yourself that you don’t let negativity get you down but in fact, learn from it if necessary.

Let’s all make a pact to smile more, laugh more and inspire more and between us, we can make someone else’s day. Try it and I guarantee you won’t look back.

Tips to a healthy and happier working day

Boosting Productivity

We all have those days where we don’t feel as productive and getting back into that mindset can be a hard task. We’ve jotted down our top techniques we use to boost productivity and ensure you get the most from your days in the office.

Eat Healthier

We’ve all been there, when the sugar cravings kick in but eating healthy foods throughout the day can avoid those energy crashes and keep your brain fuelled properly. So, banish that 3pm chocolate cravings and snack on healthier alternatives like, nuts fruits and veg to increase your energy levels and alertness.

Stock your office drawer with healthy alternatives and remember to drink enough water.

 Get moving

Taking regular breaks even we feel the most busy, improved focus. Take a walk, it’s been said that 10 minutes of exercise can improve your productivity.

Stand meetings:

Meetings with staff can often go on tangents, stand-up meetings keep things short and to the point. Between 5-15 minutes where things can be raised but nothings solved… not there and then anyway, this is a chance for staff to raise their questions