Reflections at 40 – Success – 39/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 15, 2017

While I enjoy the recognition that comes with success (especially if it’s recognition from my peers), success itself is not a massive driver for me.

Reflections at 40 – Action – 38/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 14, 2017

It’s important to understand that the thoughts in our head don’t need to dictate our actions. Negative thoughts don’t preclude positive action.

Reflections at 40 – Whitespace – 37/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 13, 2017

If there’s one thing the pace and distractions of the modern world has deprived us of, it’s that space in which we have the power to choose our response.

Reflections at 40 – Shyness – 36/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 12, 2017

I’ve always blamed that ‘terrible’ combination of shyness + introversion for my inability to connect with people, particularly new-to-me people

Reflections at 40 – Creativity – 35/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 11, 2017

More than anything, being creative involves a willingness to try new things. Most of those things don’t work, but that doesn’t matter.

Reflections at 40 – Relationships – 34/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 10, 2017

The trick is to surround ourselves with people who make us feel good about ourselves, who love us, for who we are, not just what we could be.

Acceptance

Reflections at 40 – Acceptance – 33/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 9, 2017

Step one in acceptance was realising I couldn’t control all future disasters out of my life, no matter how hard I tried.

Reflections at 40 – Entitlement – 32/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 8, 2017

I couldn’t believe what the Universe was delivering up here. By the time the dust settled, however, I’d learned a new and important lesson.

Reflections at 40 – Blogging – 31/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 7, 2017

Deep in the grips of overwhelm and depression and with exactly zero ‘free’ time on my hands, I did what any sane person would do. I started a blog.

Reflections at 40 – Clarity – 30/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 6, 2017

When was the last time you sat down and asked yourself some clarifying questions like: When was the last time you surprised yourself?

Reflections at 40 – Self-compassion – 29/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 5, 2017

Self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings.

Reflections at 40 – Change – 28/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 4, 2017

Change is never a linear experience. It’s two steps forward, one step back, one step sideways … repeat. Frustrating? Oh yes.

Reflections at 40 – Boundaries – 27/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 3, 2017

Whenever I’m asked why overwhelm and burnout are so common in highly-driven, serial over-committers, it always comes back to boundaries.

Reflections at 40 – Intention – 26/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 2, 2017

When you have a highly-driven, overachieving, Type-A personality you are programmed to push forward in a relentless fashion.

Reflections at 40 – Mindfulness – 25/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 1, 2017

Peppering ‘moments of mindfulness’ throughout my day, every day, is one of the most impactful changes I’ve made to my life in recent years.