10 Habits of Highly Successful People

success_clipMy aim for 2015 is to improve my work habits: to become More creative, More productive and More successful as a writer and an author… But HOW?

I researched habits of highly successful people to discover how they achieve their winning goals. I read interviews with Richard Branson – entrepreneur, CEOs, athletes, politicians, inventors and authors.

I discovered their secret: Creating a morning routine and sticking with it. Studies prove willpower is the strongest in the morning, before exhaustion and other priorities get in your way. Adopt a STRONG morning ritual and you’ll start to see BIG results.


10 Habits of Highly Successful People

1.     ‘START now’ says Richard Branson
Start when you’ve got the inspiration, the motivation and the passion. Start before you’re ready. START today. ‘Just get on and do It.’- Richard Branson.

2.    Wake up really early
Time is your most valuable asset.  Don’t waste it! Wake up at 5:30 am, 4:30 am or even 4:00 am. You’ll have more control in your early hours AND you’ll have more opportunities to do things that MATTER.

3. Exercise your Brain & Body
Exercise makes you think clearer, be healthier and scientifically happier, it allows you to combat stress as well. Make time for exercise every day. Try yoga, Pilates, swimming, running, dancing or even walking around the neighbourhood for at least ten minutes.

4. Do an Hour of Power … or even 10 minutes
Stay motivated with an Hour of Power. Highly successful people dedicate time listening to inspirational people. Who inspires you? Listen to them on You-tube ‘Ted Talks,’ read interviews, anecdotes and empowering quotes.

5. Jot down in your Gratitude Journal
Happiness is about appreciating the things you already have. Be Grateful: Successful people energize themselves with optimism, inspiration to improve their outlook in life. Every day, write down at least ONE thing you’re thankful for. Learn to count the small wins.

6. Ask yourself ONE important question!
‘If today was the LAST day of your life, would you still choose to do what you’re planning today?’ If the answer is NO… what do you really want to do today? Change something in your life!!

7. Eat that ‘frog’ first
What is your HARDEST task of the day? … Your Frog?  Start that task first, early in the morning, even if is the most challenging. This way you’re MORE likely to get it done before Life tries to distract you. PS This really works- I’ve tried it!

8.  Visualize, Plan and Strategize
Visualize your life goals, review your tasks for the day and allot schedules for breaks. It’ll help your day be more manageable and less stressful.

9. Meditate and clear your mind
Keep calm and let your inner peace guide you: spend a few minutes to say a prayer or meditate to keep you relaxed. Remember, 90% of illnesses are stress-related, so forget the rush, don’t dash and enjoy a few “hush” moments with yourself. Focus on your breathing. Recite an empowering mantra during your routine. What words EMPOWER you?

10.  Go to Bed Early:
Getting the proper amount of sleep is critical to not only your mental health and creativity but to weight control. When your biorhythms are off, it wreaks havoc on your entire system. Getting the proper sleep your body needs sets you up for SUCCESS in everything else you want to achieve. So rest up, you have much to accomplish tomorrow!

Which Tip resonated with me the MOST?

7. Eat that ‘frog’ first … I’m trying my BEST to tackle my “hardest” task FIRST and not leaving it to last.

What about YOU?

Related Blogs:
•    Aim Sky High in 2015
•     Emotional Intelligence 101

What Successful habits resonate with you?

How will you become MORE Creative and MORE productive?

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Karen Tyrrell is an award-winning resilience author teacher and speaker. Karen is a survivor of parent-teacher bullying, PTSD and bipolar disorder. Her resilience memoirs Me & Her: A Memoir of Madness , Me & Him: a Guide to Recovery and empowering books for children, Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully are available from Digital Future Press, Amazon and selected book shops.

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STOP The Bully, Bailey Beats the Blah, ME& HER: A Memoir of Madness, ME & HIM: A Guide to Recovery

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10 Ways to Unblock Writers Block

10 ways to Unblock Writers Block

10 Ways to Unblock Writers Block

Ever experience the frustration of “writers block” stopping you from completing THAT novel or story?

Me too!
Once I, Karen Tyrrell, was plagued by “writers block”, losing all my self-confidence in my ability to write  … paralysing my writing output.

Is writers block a reality? Or a Myth?

Is it simply poor writing habits and procrastination?

How did I improve those frustrating non-writing habits?
And write MORE often ?

Good News!
I’m winning the battle against “writers block”! … One day at a time.
I’m unblocking those negative vibes and habits prohibiting me from writing.

[Announcing the launch of my 5th book soon]

Here’s some practical solutions to get back your Writing mojo…


10 Ways to IMPROVE your Writing Output

1.    Journal write to Unblock Emotions
Pen write reflecting on what you’re feeling with free flowing writing.  Don’t edit. Be mindful, connecting with your sub-conscious and the left side of your brain. Get in touch with your innermost thoughts, feelings and insecurities. Express them honestly on the page.

2.    Write every single day
Get yourself into a daily routine. Write first thing in the morning before you start on social media. Aim for at least one hour of writing then increase your time.

3.     Express yourself with Passion
Remember why you started writing. Look at what you’re writing and ask yourself, Why? Are you writing what you love? Or what you think you should be writing? The writing that gives you JOY is the writing your readers will instinctively connect with. Channel these strong emotions into writing powerful character dialogue and prose.

4.    Plan your story from beginning to end
Easy to keep writing if you have a plan. Ask yourself what is your main character’s goal? What are the brick wall challenges stopping him? How does the hero/protagonist overcome the antagonist?  Brainstorm characters, scenes and conflicts. Ask Yourself: Who, What, Where, When Why? Plan daily, weekly and monthly writing goals.

5.    Find ways to solve Plot Problems
Break your problem down into bite size pieces. Interview yourself. Write down pros and cons.  Walk briskly mulling over writing problems that need solving. Meditate. Ask yourself: What if? Then follow the ideas to logical conclusions. Ask for advice: Get writing buddies to critique your writing.

6. Work on more than one project at a time.
Switch back and forth from one project to another to minimize fear or boredom.

7.    Change your scenery
Take your notebook, laptop or tablet everywhere you go. Watch your characters go by at train stations and cafes. Charge your 5 senses at art galleries, theatres and concerts. Write in inspiring sensorial locations. Go on a writers retreat. Attend writing workshops and conferences. Expand your mind and your writing skills.

8.    Find your Kicker
What kick-starts and stimulates your writing? Mine is a brisk morning walk where I percolate my ideas. Try writing exercises. They loosen up your mind, getting you to write topics you’d never write otherwise.

9.    Lock up your inner critic.
Don’t listen to negative self-talk. Write something easy to give you confidence to do the harder bits. Ask yourself ‘What can I do?’ There’s always something you can write … your journal, your Blog … anything.

10.    RELAX …
A relaxed, happy writer will find their inspiration and motivation to write. Meditation increases creativity … New ideas will arrive at the most unexpected times. Happy writing :)

writers-retreats1Now Let’s START writing!!!

REMEMBER: We all have our “off” Days

How do you  improve your writing output?

How do you MAXIMIZE your writing habits?

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Emotional Intelligence 101


High Emotional Intelligence (EQ) will improve our health, happiness and life success … and those of our children.

As a well as our writing skills and ability to connect our characters with readers.


What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions.” — About Psychology

People who perceive, reason, understand and manage their emotions as well as others around them are generally happier and more successful in their lives.

How Emotionally Intelligent are you? Take this Test…

Rate yourself 1 to 5 …       5 = Strongly agree

1.    I adjust my behaviour depending who I am interacting with ie calm and friendly with a child, serious and professional with my boss. 1  2  3  4  5

2.    I know exactly what my top three strengths are. 1  2  3  4  5

3.    If the situation arises, I can be polite to a person I really dislike. 1  2  3  4  5

4.    I know exactly where I want to be 5 years from now. 1  2  3  4  5

5.    I’m attuned to people’s behavior & adjust my interactions with them 1  2  3  4  5

Now a pause for reflection …


Karen Tyrrell’s story:

When I was a teacher, I fell prey to a bully who triggered anxiety and stress within me, causing severe PTSD and mental illness. I became completely out of touch with my emotions.
Thankfully, I recovered by improving my coping skills and emotional awareness, reversing my symptoms to become More emotionally intelligent.

Now I’m an award winning resilience author of four books including children’s Books  STOP the Bully  and Bailey Beats the Blah … Read MORE

Bully Bailey CoversHow to INCREASE our Emotional Intelligence

1.    WRITE in your journal every day, reflecting on exactly how you feel.

2.    BE self-aware of your emotions, feelings and moods. Use a mood chart to monitor your moods.

3.    THINK mindfully of your feelings, actions and reactions and adjust your behaviors to suit social situations.

4.    EMPOWER yourself with resilience skills to bounce back from whatever happens in your life.

5.    EMPATHIZE with other people’s needs and problems and know when to help or when to refer.

6.    ASK for help if you’re feeling down, anxious or overly “high”

7.    SURROUND yourself with positive, supportive people. Foster beneficial relationships and avoid caustic relationships.

8.    ACCEPT we all have negative emotions sometimes. We’re all human :)

575People with high levels of EQ are compassionate, empathetic, patient, assertive, confident and congenial. These traits shine in their …communication (body language, posture, gestures, tone of voice, and eye contact). EQ is evident in the content they write and share with others.” — Daniel Goleman expert on EQ.

RELATED ARTICLES: Raising Resilient Children HERE

I’m a resilience author who’s dedicated to expressing my thoughts and feelings and those of my characters in a genuine emotional way. My vision is to write stories, sharing positive messages with compassion, empathy, and assertiveness.  As a resilience author of memoirs, a self-help book and fiction for children, I embrace my emotional intelligence to connect with readers.

How emotionally intelligent are you?

Is being emotionally intelligent important to you?
Do the tips resonate with you in any way?

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Raising Resilient Children PUBLISHED

bigstock_Happy_Kids_1998664WHO wants to raise happy, resilient children who bounce back? …  I DO!!

MAGAZINE South City Bulletin published my article Raising Resilient Children by teacher Karen Tyrrell in their February edition.

As award winning resilience author of children’s books Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully, I teach children and families how to Live STRONG.

Bully Bailey Covers

STOP the Bully + Bailey Beats the Blah by Karen Tyrrell

FREE teachers resources & children’s activities HERE

Resilient children learn how to develop self-control, build interpersonal skills, and handle unfamiliar or challenging situations and frustrations more effectively.

You CAN help your children feel confident, to confront life’s challenges head-on and bounce back from frustrations that arise from this stressful, complicated world.

Give your kids emotional tools to resolve problems and make sensible, reasoned decisions.

READ them empowering stories to nurture positive self-talk and learn coping strategies to deal with life’s ever-increasing problems.

HERE’s my Tips…

3 Tips to Foster Resilient Children

1.    READ empowering books about resilience to your kids (like STOP the Bully and Bailey Beats the Blah) to spring-board discussions on how to overcome their fears. Children need inspiring stories to nurture positive self-talk and learn coping strategies to deal with life’s ever-increasing problems.

2.    HELP your child express what’s on their mind to open up communication channels. Encourage kids to write down what’s worrying them in their diaries or journals. Urge younger children to associate each emotion with specific facial expressions, body language and an emoticon.

3.   DISCUSS family issues like illness, death and divorce. Discuss world events like war and natural disasters on a level they can grasp. Kids who watch disturbing images on TV may worry about their personal safety and of the people they love. Talk to your kids about what they see and hear, and monitor what they watch on TV so you can help them understand what’s going on.

0711FEAresilienceRead the FULL 10 Tips over at South City Bulletin magazine HERE

SPECIAL thanks to editor, Wendy Millgate.

Which tips on Raising Resilient Children resonate with you?

How can parents and teachers raise resilient children?
LOVE to hear from your thoughts.

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How to Pitch to Publishers

publish colourWOOHOO! I finally pitched three manuscripts to Publishers!

My name is Karen Tyrrell, award winning author of four resilience books for adults and children.

FIRST I developed my new stories to the highest possible publishing standard— written with passion and energy. I critiqued, rewrote, tweaked, formatted and had them professionally edited to perfection… over months AND years !!

Now it’s time to face my FEARS, be BRAVE and take action!

I presented my manuscripts with a front page including my name, address, contact details, genre and word count. They were formatted in Times Roman 12 font, doubled spaced with a header including title, author, and numbered pages.

I MUST launch my books into the publishing world!

How to Pitch to Publishers

1. RESEARCH your dream publishers, ones who match your genre, themes and word count. Research their books which are similar to yours. Locate the submission guidelines on their website.

2. FOLLOW the exact submission guidelines to a T developing a “perfect” manuscript and a KILLER synopsis. READ How to Write a Killer Synopsis.

3. CREATE a KICK ASS query letter that’s irresistible to publishers …

300-x-250-get-publishedHow to Write a KICK ASS Query Letter

1. INTRODUCE yourself explaining why you contacted  each particular publisher. Mention if  you’ve met or have a connection.

2. HOOK a publisher with your most captivating elevator pitch or Logline emphasizing the conflict between protagonist and antagonist until your hero achieves their goal.

3.  SHARE your best book information including genre, word count, intended readership, book themes and comparative titles to the publisher.

4.  PITCH your author bio highlighting your awards, publications, writing and speaking credentials and author platform.

5.  INVITE the publisher to contact you leaving all your contact details.

Send off your KICK ASS query letter and manuscript via email or via post following submission guidelines exactly.

Related Article: Write & Publish a Children’s Novel


I finally faced my fears, and launched three children’s books into the publishing universe, feeling terrified and exhilerated at the same time …


NEW resilience Children’s books are searching for homes in the publishing world.

  • One humorous sci-fi adventure novel …
  •  Two unrelated picture books with different themes, settings and characters   …

Can you please transmit positive Book Karma out to the universe?

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After Yasi Book Launch and Blog Tour

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After Yasi: Finding the Smile Within

IMAGINE your house being ripped apart by cyclonic winds?

What would you do?

MEET June Perkins indigenous author as she launches After Yasi: Finding the Smile Within. After Yasi shares true survival stories of Cyclone Yasi which destroyed communities on the Cassowary Coast, Far North Queensland in 2011.

June Perkins launches her book, as part of her worldwide Blog Tour. June is a writer friend of mine from Write Links group Brisbane. June is not only an author but she’s an awesome photographer, journalist and digital story teller.


June Perkins indigenous author

What happens after a cyclone?
As a survivor of bullying and mental illness and a resilience author, I was interested in how June and her community survived their ordeal with coping skills and resilience. So I interviewed June to find out…

1. How do children and families recover from a natural disaster?

“A vital aspect of our recovery, immediately after the cyclone was incredible acts of spontaneous kindness from others, many who did not live in our local area. They helped us recover our goods from our cyclone torn house, gave us quilts they had personally made and sent care packs. Later we needed to repay these kind strangers as soon as we were on our feet again. This gave us a great sense of dignity.

Our children coped with the devastation by focusing on the needs of our pet guinea pigs. They found thinking of their needs, cuddling and feeding them during storms in the months and years after, empowering.

Our family connected with neighbours, friends, and extended family through stories, music, art and sport. People told their survival stories to each other, each story touching their hearts and lives.

Years later, when you met locals it was ‘ What happened to you during Yasi?’

2. What can natural disasters teach us about creating resilience?

“It’s important to keep physically and mentally healthy during the recovery process as Pam says in my book, ‘be gentle’ to each other. Everyone travels at their own pace to recovery. Patience and love are vital, including with oneself.

As nature greens itself and children and families see this physical renewal they feel their inner recovery. Observing the environment come back to life, triggers emotional and spiritual healing within. Nature is a symbol and an emblem for what human communities can achieve socially. We CAN regenerate.”

Read MORE on ABC Open 


After Yasi Blog Schedule 2015

Jan 27 Karen Tyrrell http://www.karentyrrell.com/
Jan 28 Dimity Powell interview http://www.dimswritestuff.blogspot.com.au/
Jan 29 Charmaine Clancy http://charmaineclancy.com/
Feb 30 Jedda Bradley  https://www.facebook.com/jeddabradleyartist
Feb 2 Ali Stegart http://ali-stegert.com/
Feb 3 ABC  What ABC Open contributed to After Yasi https://www.facebook.com/gemma.deavinabcopen
Feb 3 Online launch date
Sample Pages: http://gumbootspearlz.pressbooks.com/

COVERBuy After Yasi Here

After Yasi is an extraordinary book filled with survival stories, colour photos, video interviews and so much more.
I urge you to buy a copy HERE

WIN a Free Photographic Print OR an eBook

Leave a comment below … Good luck :)

What do you think of June’s incredible story of survival?

Can you please share and tell your friends about After Yasi?

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MEDIA Expert interview on Living Strong


Media expert interview on living strong

MEET Helen Goltz editor extraordinaire for bMag newspaper, journalist, radio and TV programmer, publisher and author of crime, paranormal and historical fiction: Mastermind and Graveyard of the Atlantic.

Helen, a mentor of mine, interviewed me on passion, power and living strong plus my writing goals for 2015.


Helen Goltz crime books

Helen and I first encountered each other in the elevator of the Arts Queensland building after submitting our grant applications in 2010.

Mine was to fund writer’s festival, Logan Writers Week

I divulged my upcoming memoir Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness about my survival of parent-teacher bullying and mental illness.
Helen requested to read Me and Her as a boutique crime publisher. She suggested I expand dramatic flashbacks into fully fleshed out chapters detailing my ‘decline and disintegration’ of a normal teacher ME to insane, crazy HER … and she offered publishing advice.

KarenTyrrell-MeAndHer-Cover-Print-530pxwIn 2012, Helen contacted me again about my upcoming book  Me and Her. This time Helen was now a radio programmer for 4BC radio. She requested a LIVE radio interview about my teacher experience with violence in schoolsHERE

Two weeks ago, Helen requested an interview on my writing and reading goals for 2015. I grabbed this chance to share my writing passion and tips for living strong!

Here’s a snippet of Helen’s interview with me …

‘Author and mental health advocate, Karen Tyrrell is a survivor and in 2015, she aims to empower and challenge readers to live strong!

My writing goal is to uplift and empower the reader with humor, empathy and intrigue; to create compelling stories that will empower and challenge readers for living strong.’

Helen lists my  award winning books Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness, and Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery for adults and Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully for children.


To read the FULL interview, please go to Helen’s website.

PLEASE don’t forget to come back here to leave a comment or a like  :)

What did you think of Helen’s interview with me about my books?

And our chance meeting in 2010?
HOW do you live strong and with passion?

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How to Present a Writing Workshop

CHILDRENS NOVELS 2I co-presented *Write & Publish a Children’s Novel Masterclass as Karen Tyrrell author-teacher to a packed house of emerging writers. Enthusiastic participants shared their writing dreams, planned their novels, fleshed out their characters and polished their emerging stories.

Writers buzzed with positive energy and self-belief they could really plan, write, edit, pitch, publish and market their own novel.

How did I organize this event to get 100% seats booked & 100% positive feedback?

 Writing Workshop  by Karen Tyrrell & Charmaine Clancy

Writing Workshop by Karen Tyrrell & Charmaine Clancy

#10 Tips for Writing Workshops

1.    INSPIRE, stimulate and involve writers with creative interactive activities, writing prompts, 30 second surveys, icebreakers, group tasks and valuable information that can’t be found on the internet. Focus on key content: What do your guests really want to know?

2.    MOTIVATE participants to commit to a daily writing goal with one major goal for the year by  offering a writer’s toolkit. SHARE your writing passion, why you write and what drives you: to motivate fellow writers.
Ie. I’m passionate about resilience and empowering kids and grown-ups to live STRONG with my books Bailey Beats the Blah and STOP the Bully.

3.    RELAY your practical real-life experiences as an author: how you specifically plan, write, edit, pitch, publish and market as an author.

4.    ADVERTISE your event on your website, sharing on social media. Create a Facebook event invitation, print and online posters. RSVP via a phone number and email.

5.    DEVELOP a sequential interactive workshop booklet that will stimulate writing ideas and provide a pro-active writer toolkit and resource.

6.    SCHEDULE key learning sessions in your writing workshop program.                  eg 10:00 Registration, 10:15: Introductions, 10:30: How to plan a novel etc. Send out the agenda to participants in advance. Set up a registration table where participants sign on and grab a coffee.

7.    PRACTICE the workshop spiel out loud including your speaking spiel and physical demonstrations.

8.    BOOK a comfortable venue for your workshop that is intimate, assessable and has facilities for yummy food and coffee consumption.

9.     REQUEST feedback so you can adjust your next workshop and tailor-make it to your participant’s present and future needs.

10.    LAUGH—Have fun, smile, wink, and giggle. If you’re having FUN your guests will be too. 
ALL Smiles Presenters & Guests

ALL Smiles Presenters & Guests


Testimonials have flooded in. Thanks to the participants for their enthusiastic feedback and support.

Sensational workshop. You’re fantastic facilitators and communicators. Thank you again for your invaluable insights into the industry.” — Andrea Thomas: Writer & Illustrator

“An engaging and informative platform with savvy ‘publishing-smart’ tips on how to launch oneself from solo writer to author.”– Noeleen Bowen (Teacher/Writer)

Completing writing workshop activities

Completing writing workshop activities

What was the Unexpected Outcome?

Since delivering the Masterclass my  focus on writing and my commitment to presenting more workshops has sky-rocketed. Watch this space … for  MORE workshop announcements … and MORE of my books to be published.

PS I can’t STOP writing and editing!! :)

What did you think of my writing workshop tips?
How were they helpful for you?

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Aim Sky High for 2015

Blue Happy New Year 2015 Greeting Art Paper CardHappy 2015! … I’m setting Achievable Goals for 2015: Guaranteed for success!

As a resilience author –teacher – speaker (Karen Tyrrell) I’m aiming HIGH determined to attain my goals! I’m letting my passions for writing and resilience guide me for 2015.

I’m creating my own luck and capitalizing on every opportunity presented to me.
With determination, I’m planning ahead every step of the way, setting realistic objectives.

No Pie in the Sky dreams for me.

I’m focusing on what I can accomplish and the practical steps to reach there. It’s time to reset my targets, as the New Year comes hurtling towards me.
My wish … to make 2015 a memorable year, one to be proud of.

How do YOU work out YOUR Goals?

Squeeze your eyes shut and visualize your Big Picture for 2015.
To feel positive and motivated: set practical goals you can complete in three months or less.
Your brain will react to genuine personal goals that are S.M.A.R.T.
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound.
Display your goals at eye level as a constant reminder and incentive.

Aim High In 2015

Aim High in 2015

3 MONTH GOALS for Writing Success

1. Write every day with passion and conviction and everything else will follow.

2. Rewrite & Redraft every writing project you’ve created to the next HIGHEST publishing standard

3. Send away completed projects to writing competitions or to publishers.

4. Follow up on VIP emails … Take advantage of every constructive opportunity presented to you

5. Extend your writers platform, reaching out to your community: face-to-face and online.

6. RESEARCH … RESEARCH … RESEARCH every writing project, every publisher and agent who interests you. Know how the publishing industry works.

7. Join a writing group or sign up to a writing course that will help you achieve your goals.

8. Network and Critique with writers who have a similar passion to you

9. Be creative … envisage a brand new project.

10. Tick off every success along the way.

I’m so proud of where I’m come from… Parents at my school harassed me to breaking point, with me developing mental illness … Now I’m the RECOVERED author of four published books … More Here

more-successMy Personal Goals for 2015

1. Spread positive recovery and resilience messages via my published books:

ME & HER: A Memoir of Madness

Me & HIM: A Guide to Recovery

STOP the Bully

Bailey Beats the Blah

2.  Create thought provoking books for children and families that will excite, inspire and empower.

3. Publish my new children’s book … Announcing the cover in 2015.

4. Get my books out to a wider audience including MORE schools, MORE bookshops and MORE networks.

5. Present MORE seminars, writing workshops and speaking events in 2015.

6. Maintain my OPTIMUM happiness, health and career life balance. This is MUST be my #1 PRIORITY.

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1. Write every day: 365 days a year.

2.  List attainable goals that I CAN achieve for that day.

3. Tick boxes [ ] on my diary page, a visual reminder of each SUCCESS.

4. Congratulate myself on every success along the way.

Meanwhile, I’m setting all those positive Goals in Motion, aiming Sky High, ready for whatever the cosmic forces decide … Please Universe, be kind!

Wishing you all a VERY happy, healthy and SUCCESSFUL 2015!
Thanks for your AMAZING support and encouragement in 2014.

HOW are you priming yourself for SUCCESS in 2015?

What are your S.M.A.R.T Goals?
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Recharge Yourself Published in a Magazine


Recharge Yourself by Karen Tyrrell

WOW! South City Bulletin magazine featured my wellness article Recharge Yourself in their December Christmas issue!  Editor Wendy Millgate requested I write an article to recharge Christmas shoppers and revelers alike.

Here’s a snapshot of my Recharge Yourself article…

“Are you frantically rushing round preparing for Christmas? Frazzled by Christmas shopping, long queues, traffic jams and impossible parking?  While feverishly attending festive celebrations and organizing your own? Sound familiar?

We strive to be Super mums and dads and Super achievers trying to deliver a perfect Christmas.  Think again. Stop pressuring yourself! Christmas is a time for peace and relaxation, and most importantly a time to nurture yourself. You’ll enjoy Christmas a whole lot more if you can relax and recharge yourself.

For those managing a mental illness like myself, with a pro-active wellness plan, Christmas can trigger stress, depression and anxiety with strong feelings of loneliness and isolation. I’m bolstering myself with a toolbox of pro-active wellness strategies to fight stress and feelings of being overwhelmed.”

Recharge Yourself  by Karen Tyrrell

Recharge Yourself by Karen Tyrrell

How to Recharge Yourself over Christmas

1.    Step away. Recharge and reset. Nurture yourself with a little Me time. Relax in a warm scented bath with candles and essential oils. Indulge in a soothing, relaxing massage, restoring not only your weary body, but your over-stimulated mind, and your soul.

2.    Don’t over commit to too many events. Learn to say NO. Delegate to others in your family or workplace. Request for help.

3.    Infuse laughter and music into your Christmas festivities. A great stress reliever. Laugh out loud. Smile a lot. Fake it until you make it. Tell silly jokes. Do a merry little dance with someone you love.

4.    Exercise. The greatest stress reliever of all. Start each day with a brisk walk. Relax with stretches and yoga. Swim in cool refreshing water. Exercise lifts your mood for the whole day

5.    Enjoy simple Christmas pleasures with your friends and family. Sing Christmas carols together. Make your own personal Christmas decorations: they’re much cheaper. Delight in your neighbourhood Christmas lights.

6.    Unplug your TV, computer and phone. Go outside and commune with nature. Take a bush walk. Feed the birds. Chill out in a natural environment. Enjoy watching glorious sunsets and rolling clouds across the sky.

***Read the FULL Recharge Yourself article online HERE  ***

Download FREE ebook ‘30 Tools for Mental Wellness.’ HERE

How to stress less, sleep better and balance your life.

Were the Recharge Yourself tips helpful to you?

How are you going to keep CALM during the Christmas Rush?
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