Daria Williamson

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Get Yourself Unstuck With 3 Simple Questions

Reading Time: 7 minutes When you feel stuck, it’s hard to imagine how you will ever get yourself unstuck. Stuck sucks! But stuck is usually a mindset issue – and the good news is that you are in control of your mindset. With the three simple questions in this article, you can challenge and refresh your thinking, getting yourself …

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Do You Know What Time It Is?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Time. Despite the English language’s love of pillaging other languages for rich and varied vocabulary, it forces this one tiny word to cover two very different concepts.  In contrast, the ancient Greeks had two words where English has only one: chronos and kairos. And the distinction between these two types of time provide a powerful …

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How To Get Off The Hedonic Treadmill

Reading Time: 6 minutes Every New Year people hit the gym and jump on a treadmill to undo their Christmas excesses without understanding the real issue: getting stuck on the hedonic treadmill.  Thankfully, once we become aware of how the hedonic treadmill operates, we can implement strategies to minimise its impact, or even help us jump off it. What …

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Why Gardening Is A Great Metaphor For Working With Strengths

Reading Time: 10 minutes This morning, as I sat outside with my coffee admiring my summer flowers, I realised that gardening is a great metaphor for working with strengths.  There are so many different elements to consider as you plan and care for your garden. And the way you understand and work with each element contributes to the outcome …

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What A Pizza Disaster Can Teach Us About Mistakes

Reading Time: 4 minutes Life tends to serve me up metaphors at every turn – and the last day of 2021 gave me a fantastic object lesson in my attitude towards mistakes. The Great Pizza Disaster of 2021 My lovely partner bought me a pizza stone for Christmas. I already had one, but wanted another so we could cook …

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The 86 Days In 2022 When You Can Create Lasting Change

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why do people make New Year resolutions? After all, 1st January is a day just like any other day in the calendar, right? Or is it? The New Year resolution approach to lasting change (and why it doesn’t work) Depending on who you listen to, between 25% and 75% of the population will make New …

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Is It Really Possible To Overuse A Strength?

Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the most common questions I hear when talking to people about their strengths is whether it is possible to overuse a strength. After all, it’s something that you’re great at, and that lights you up. What could possibly go wrong? Remember “Occupational Overuse Syndrome”? When I first learned how to type, it was …

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75 Ways To Use Your Strengths During The Festive Season

Reading Time: 8 minutes As we move into the festive season, it’s a perfect time to look for new ways to use your strengths to support your wellbeing, create enjoyable celebrations, and help your favourite people in the world use their strengths too. I’ve created a playbook of ideas for how you can use each of the 75 strengths …

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