A Simple Goal-Setting Exercise When You Don’t Know Where To Start

When it comes to goals, what happens when the hardest part isn’t getting started, it’s not even knowing where to start? Here's a simple exercise to help.

We’ve talked about how to set goals and the best way to achieve them, but what happens when you can’t seem to come up with good goals for yourself at all? What happens when the hardest part isn’t getting started, it’s not even knowing where to start?Thankfully, there’s a simple exercise you can do when you’re having problems locating the starting line. (And hey, I’ve provided a free printable for it too.) Onwards! ->

July 2016 Wrap Up

Here's what happened on the HowToGYST site, YouTube channel, and at home in July 2016

I was hoping to settle comfortably into the second half of the year but no, July 2016 was full of transition. With a total change of pace and scenery, I’m still struggling to re-find my feet. On The Site — July 2016This month, I talked a lot about self-care for introverts, all about the best ways to ensure us asocial types are looking after ourselves and not feeling overwhelmed. (Easier said than done, right?) It’s a sad fact of life that it’s usually the ones who shout loudest who are listened to, regardless of the quality of their message. As … Onwards! ->

How To Achieve Goals (& Enjoy The Ride)

Achieve Goals

I mean this with love so bear with me: You’re too narrow-minded and stubborn. When it comes to our big goals, we all fix our eyes on the prize and draw a straight line between us and it. It’s a target that’s right in front of us. All we have to do is pull back the bow and we’ll shoot our arrow straight and true to the bullseye.Right? Onwards! ->

One Month Challenge — August 2016

One Month Challenge

Who’s ready for a challenge?!Once again, I seem to have been sucked into a wormhole which means that a whole year passed in the blink of an eye and, somehow, it’s August again. And, ‘round these parts, that means it’s time for the annual HowToGYST One Month Challenge, where we finally tackle something we’ve been meaning to do for a while.So, if there’s a task that’s been on your to-do list for too long, or you want to start a new positive habit, or to break an old, bad one, this is the challenge for you.If you want to know … Onwards! ->

How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World: Networking

Introverts Guide To Networking: Networking as an introvert can be difficult, particularly in this extrovert world. So, when it seems like the mighty are favoured over the meek, how can shy people and introverts socialise in a way that makes them feel most comfortable?

There are few things more frightening than being an introvert in an extrovert world. (OK, there are lots, but allow me the alliteration.) It’s hard to keep your candle burning when everyone else is beaming their headlights directly into your eyes, dazzling and distracting you.So, in a world that seems to value the mighty more than the meek, how can us introverts not only survive but thrive?Consider this the ultimate guide to networking as an introvert.​ Onwards! ->

Planning Your Ideal Day (When Real Life Gets In The Way)

How to plan your ideal day when you've a 9-5 and bills to pay.

You know those quizzes that ask you to describe your ideal partner? Well, have you ever wondered what your ideal day would look like?Maybe you’d be lounging by a beach, cocktail in one hand, cabana boy in the other. Maybe you’d be on a shopping spree with an unlimited credit card. Maybe you’d be hiking the Inca trails of South America with nothing but a backpack and your best friend. Maybe you’d spend it curled up with a good book in a corner of your own personal library.But what’s a gal to do when that lottery win never comes to pass … Onwards! ->

Mid-Year Review [+ FREE WORKSHEET]

How I do a mid-year review so I'm always achieving goals (even if I sometimes slip up), including a free worksheet so you can do one too.

Time for a mid-year review, me thinks. Care to join me? I’m going to share the process I used for my mid-year review, as well as a worksheet you can print out so you can do your own (click the pic above). I’ll list all the New Year’s resolutions I set for myself, talk about the progress I’ve made (or lack thereof, if applicable), and explain how I intend to round out the rest of the year on a high note. Onwards! ->

June 2016 Wrap-Up

June 2016 Wrap Up

Not a great month to round out the first half of the year, admittedly. June 2016 was pretty rough for me, personally. A lot changed, and not in a good way.Let’s take a look at some of the stuff on the site first, and then I’ll break down my bad month for you.​ Onwards! ->

Left Brain vs. Right Brain: How To Make The Most Of Both

Left brain vs. right brain: how to make the most of both your analytical and creative sides.

Although the whole “left brain vs. right brain” idea has been debunked, it’s still true that we use different areas of our brains for different tasks. It’s also true that a lot of us tend to favour one over the other, so how can analytical thinkers incorporate some flair into their daily lives, and how can creatives learn to embrace a little more logic?In other words, how can “left brainers” be a little more right, and vice versa? Onwards! ->