SBF Blog

Are you a perfectionist? Here’s 5 Steps to help you change.

There’s a big difference between perfectionists and high achievers… the main one being that perfectionists tend to achieve less and stress more than high achievers. Here’s why: 1: Perfectionists accept nothing less than perfection whilst high achievers are satisfied with doing an excellent job. 2: Perfectionists are more critical of themselves and others, often picking

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Old people and technology

Regardless of what you did today…. My day was more stressful. You see my 74 year old Dad bought an iPhone today and asked me to help him get his vaccination certificate on there. And if that isn’t bad enough, he lives interstate so this was to be done via a FaceTime call. 😳 Do

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5 Steps to stay consistent

Here’s why people usually aren’t consistent when it comes to sticking to their health and fitness regime: 1: We want to see results straight away and when we don’t, we get discouraged.2: We rely too much on motivation and not enough on discipline.3: We’re not prepared for the struggle. What you do daily determines who

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Be amazing at being YOU

Here’s a photo of my kids’ craft from kindy one day. The bottom mouse was created by Abs who has autism super powers. She had finished her mouse before the teacher had even finished explaining what to do. The teacher was concerned about her not following instructions, not being able to focus on tasks, short

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10 Tips to stay healthy this Xmas

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry… but there’s nothing to be merry about when you’ve put on weight, your clothes don’t fit, you have no energy, your joints are sore, your moods are all over the place…. Research studies show clear differences between the habits of people who gain weight over the

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When I die I want …

One of my goals this month was to update our wills. Not something you want to be discussing all the time, but certainly an important task that needs to be undertaken. So we got all the documents sent out and there was a section to complete asking about funeral arrangements and any instructions you wanted

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How to break a bad habit

When trying to break a bad habit, most people focus on the behaviour itself eg. how to stop smoking, eating lollies, sleeping through the alarm… I think we should be going a step further back and looking at the cues and triggers as to WHAT ENABLES US to participate in that behaviour. If we can

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How to prioritise YOU

Are you a people pleaser? Do you always look after everyone else before yourself? Not only is that not healthy, it’s no fun either! We all need to find a healthy balance between looking after ourselves and helping others. Most of us understand this on an intellectual level, however putting it into practice can be

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A dose of reality

8.10am is when my ASD super-powered daughter Abs goes to school. Not 8.11am, Not 8.09am, 8.10am every. single. day. Just one of the many qualities I love about her. And we have the same routine every morning: At 8.10am she says: “Right Mum I’m going to school.” And then she comes and gives me a

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Intuitive eating for weight loss

Intuitive eating is a philosophy that basically says… Listen to your body and eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. In theory it makes perfect sense: There’s no dieting or “bad food” – nothing is off limits. You’re not eating to attain a certain body type. Belief that your body and brain know

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The reality that is family games night

Every Thursday we have family games night. Parenting “experts”, text books and grandparents (who aren’t there to experience the reality of it) would all agree this is a great idea. But when you’re in the thick of it, I can assure you, “great” is not the first word that comes to mind…. Not when your

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Member of The Month: Vanessa

How long have you been a SBF member? 4 months What’s one thing (either health related or not) that you learned in the last month? Structure and planning is the key to me staying on track. What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know? I have a masters degree in science and

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