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    Practical Tips for Boosting Your Confidence

    In my previous post, Ways to boost your confidence after having a baby, I talked about boosting your confidence after having a baby. Today I want to add to that with some practical tips you can use to really feel confident – whether that’s confident to return to work or confident to stay home with your baby. Just confident in yourself! Do some power poses. Don’t laugh – it’s really a thing! Take a look at Amy Cuddy’s famous TED Talk. She discusses in detail how it works and the best ways to stand. Do something that scares you. This sounds silly, but when we do something that scares us,…

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    Ways to boost your confidence after having a baby

    Getting your confidence back after having a baby is a huge obstacle for the majority of new mums. Having a baby is a life-changing event for most women, especially when it’s your first child. As well as all the obvious changes when becoming a parent, mums have the added change of growing a human. Often after the birth we’re so busy getting used to parenthood, we can forget to love and nurture ourselves. Studies have shown is takes 6 months to recover from the physical and emotional effects of labour. So it’s no surprise that when it’s time for us to go back out into the world again we can…

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    Working From Home Tips

    Working from home is one of those things that can often sound more fun than it is. People often think that “working from home” is code for “cushy number”. It’s easy to assume that without a boss watching your every move you live the life of Riley, doing as you please and not working much.  However, with the pandemic and changes in the way we work, the majority of us who do work from home now know that the reality is very different! With no set hours to start and finish work, we can end up working more hours. But without that structure of working in an office with co-workers…

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    Work Life Balance When You’re Self Employed

    Work Life Balance When You’re Self Employed   When we are self employed, we want our business to succeed. We’re prepared to work harder and for longer hours when we know the results will directly benefit us and our families. Being self employed requires a work ethic and level of dedication to which many are not suited. More important it requires us to watch our own work-life balance.   Without set working hours, we can find ourselves hunched over a laptop at 10pm or getting up super early to fit in admin work. The result – burning the “work”candle at both ends. A certain amount of that is to be…