5 Minutes of Calm: Hit CTRL ALT DELETE on Overwhelm

This is why self care at the time of year (as well as each and every day) is so important. Now, more than ever, is the time to make sure that oxygen mask is well and truly donned, to make sure you are well cared for when you most need it. If the idea of adding self care to your never-decreasing list of obligations, then read on, because all it takes is 5 minutes of calm throughout the day to help bring you back down into your body.  So, here’s five of my go-to tools and exercises for hitting ctrl alt delete as often as possible throughout the day.

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Kate Taylor
What to do when you're suffering from burnout

So, in an ode to burnout and how to deal with it, here’s some tools and guidance to help deal, or even better, avoid burnout all together. As I write these, I’m aware of just how much I am writing this for myself as I am for you, ah the joys of written therapy!

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Kate Taylor
What to do when your inner critic is turning you into a bitch

Are you secretly wishing that your best pal’s life wasn’t so damn perfect? Are you feeling guilty that you have a hidden desire to wish ill fate on everyone who’s doing so much better at this thing called life than you are? Are these thoughts leaving you feel like the world’s meanest person? Here’s what to do when your inner critic is turning you into a bitch.

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Kate Taylor
Get over a fear of public speaking by speaking from the heart ?

Fast forward two years, I’ve been on stage in front of 400 people at Bestival , travelled back from delivering talks and workshops on Obonjan in Croatia, as well as getting miked up and delivering talks on stage at Bloomberg, Higher Selfie, and many, many more, sharing my work and my voice on living a creative life. It’s been an incredible road to get here, and I now look forward to the next gig with excitement instead of crippling fear. And how did I do it? Well I did it by working through some incredibly powerful neuro linguistic programming NLP techniques, as well as dropping out of my head and into my body to connect with my heart.

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Kate Taylor
How to nurture yourself when burnout takes its toll

Putting on the oxygen mask first

This is where the idea of nurture and self care comes into play. It’s my number one goal when I am working with any of my clients, and the place we always start from when getting to that place where life that feels full of creativity and vitality. You see, the thing is that however much it feels as though we need to spend our time looking out for every one else first, this is actually detrimental. The secret to being that superwoman (or man) is to actually make sure that you look after yourself first. That way, when you are in full power you have more energy, health and capacity you are so much more able to be of service to other people, by being of service to yourself.

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Kate Taylor
An exploration into the creative mind & ways to boost your own creativity

What is it that makes someone a creative thinker? And what are the factors which affect confidence within creativity? One of the principle reasons for starting Up Coaching came from years of working with some of the most brilliantly creative minds in the worlds of fashion, media, music, and advertising. I’m fascinated by the creative process; what fuels it and what drives it. I’m intrigued about the human cause, and effect, of what it is to be a creative thinker; What personal attributes the creative mind has. What is the why? What are the needs? What is a creative person hampered by? What is it that a creative mind can’t do without? It’s by knowing, and getting an inside view, that helps me work with people in creative roles so that they can live their passions through their purpose.

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Kate Taylor
Be Here Now Ways to spend life in the present moment

It was this simple act of kindness between two human beings that got me thinking: in a world of quick fixes, fast technology and a million things to be done, it’s no wonder that every day can feel full of stress. Our relationships become strained because we’re trying too hard to keep all the plates spinning, and our thoughts for the future end in a hotchpotch of confusion. In a world where we’re trying so hard to race ahead, it seems that we’ve lost the ability to be here in this very moment.

So, why is presence so important? I’ve pondered a few thoughts around a quiet revolution, where we can get back into our own stride, and learn to be in the moment with ourselves and each other:

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Kate Taylor
Creative exploration and tales from the jungle

Adventure, that was what I was thinking. Big ass adventure. It’s something I craved, something I needed and the pull inside of me was too strong to ignore it. This adventure was a big deal to me. I had left my home and laid out a huge chunk of savings from working like a dog the year previous to do this. When I made the decision to book this trip everything within the fear zone screamed ‘what the hell are you thinking?’, but my heart voice held fast and got busy with making plans for the trip.

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Kate Taylor