Does Your Child Have a Technology Addiction?

Apps, games and videos on devices are designed to keep you scrolling. As an adult it’s easier for us to be more self-aware of how much time we are spending looking at our smartphones. But for a child they can struggle to recognise when it’s time to put the iPad down without adult intervention. Perhaps … Continue reading Does Your Child Have a Technology Addiction?

5 Factors of Self-Guilt and How to Respond

Hi folks, I wanted to follow-up on my post Lessons in Assertiveness: Say What You Want, to share some thoughts about a common situation where assertiveness is important. To start, I want to ask you have you ever experienced these feelings when making a decision in life: Do you feel guilty when you do something … Continue reading 5 Factors of Self-Guilt and How to Respond

Lessons in Assertiveness: Say What You Want

A simple trick I picked up on assertiveness training was the importance to be open and honest with thoughts. You might feel uncomfortable not saying what you want as you perceive, what you will say is not popular with the room. Yet quite often, this is nothing but fear, actually everyone else in the room … Continue reading Lessons in Assertiveness: Say What You Want

Are You Responsible for Your Life?

While thinking about my next article for Tribe Media, my thoughts were interrupt by an aging couple in mid argument. The wife was berating her husband for his recklessness and in mid rage, the woman dropped her lunch time purchase all over the floor. She simply said: “Look what YOU made me do, YOU got … Continue reading Are You Responsible for Your Life?

New Posts: August 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for August 2020: Are You Struggling to Count Calories?  Try this... I've always found counting calories really difficult.  Having to log down what you eat to exact weights is time consuming and prone to making errors. … Continue reading New Posts: August 2020

Dear Men: Stop Working Out – A Response

Dear Men: Stop Working Out – A Response (Alternative title: the Internet Contains All Sorts of Weirdos...) They say that on the Internet you can find the best of people and the worst of people, well today, unfortunately I’m going to focus on the latter, in this clearly titled article called Dear Men: Stop Working … Continue reading Dear Men: Stop Working Out – A Response

Assert Yourself! How to Not Be a Pushover When You Don’t Want to Do Something

Your life is your life... So why do you allow yourself to be pushed into doing things you don't want to do? The time you have is precious - you only get this opportunity once, why waste it on people, projects, activities that don't interest you? If you have problems asserting yourself, check out the … Continue reading Assert Yourself! How to Not Be a Pushover When You Don’t Want to Do Something

Are You Struggling Counting Calories? Try This…

How are you doing folks? If you’re familiar with Perfect Manifesto, you’ll know how much I value health and fitness. Something that may surprise you is – I’ve never been big on counting calories, but as I move further into the wrong side of thirty I’ve started treating it with more respect. Yes, when you … Continue reading Are You Struggling Counting Calories? Try This…

Why Self-Improvement Starts with Health…

Good day folks, I hope you are having a productive weekend. Perfect Manifesto is dedicated to discussing self-improvement – my fundamental belief is that health should always be at the foundation of this, because if you can’t manage your own physical fitness how do you expect to achieve anything else? People get into self-improvement because … Continue reading Why Self-Improvement Starts with Health…

The Battle…

The Battle... Life throws up challenges which you can either fight, endure or give up on. Dependent on the situation none of these options are necessarily a bad thing. The gym is a testing ground; it builds your character, and has been the foundation of my confidence, self-belief, determination, and persistence. I don’t know what … Continue reading The Battle…

Rep Ranges for Gym Goals (Infographic)

A mistake many beginners make when they start in the gym is applying the wrong rep ranges for their intended goals. For example: I've seen people wanting to look 'ripped', yet how they train is more appropriate for someone looking to increase their 1 rep max. Enjoy this infographic I have put together to simply … Continue reading Rep Ranges for Gym Goals (Infographic)

The No Complaining Challenge 2020: A Retrospective

If you are from the UK you will know what ‘Clap for the NHS’ is  – a time during Coronavirus lockdown where members of the public went outside once a week at 8pm to show solidarity to healthcare staff and key workers. I was overwhelmed the first time this happened – my whole street was … Continue reading The No Complaining Challenge 2020: A Retrospective

9 Tips to Manage Your Complaining

Have you seen my No Complaining Challenge yet? Because many are calling 2020 a ‘bad’ year, this seemed like an ideal time to challenge my readers not to complain for the next three weeks. Check it out! In today’s post I highlight some tips to manage your complaining, this will help you think about how … Continue reading 9 Tips to Manage Your Complaining