Better by the Day

My daughters are my motivation role models. I’ve had the pleasure of watching them lie on the floor crying in frustration at not being able to move, to working their way to being able to move so fast, you can't even take your eyes off them for a second in the event they take a … Continue reading Better by the Day

New Posts: December 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. 2020 has now been and gone. Check out my post highlights for the last month of this year: The Magic Pill There are a lot of supplements out there that promise big results. This article shares some experiences of some of the worst … Continue reading New Posts: December 2020

Don’t Take the Opportunity

“It had been a long week…” It had been a long week; the type that made you know you were ready for a holiday. I left the office early catching the 4 o’clock train, enjoying the commute by day dreaming out the window. As I departed the train my right pocket gave a slight pulsating … Continue reading Don’t Take the Opportunity

21 Great Punk Workout Songs for 2021

I really like punk rock. The problem is there isn't that many recommendations of great tracks to play when having a workout. So I've compiled a list together - this is based on previous recommendations and also includes lots of other great tracks to inspire and motivate. I've provided a diverse range of songs without … Continue reading 21 Great Punk Workout Songs for 2021

8 Nice Things You Can Do to Make People Feel Welcome at Your Gym this New Year

Happy New Year! For those of you who are regulars at the gym, you probably are warming up to let out a collective sigh in anticipation of the gyms becoming overcrowded as January welcomes the latest cohort of new members inspired to sign-up so that they can get fit and in shape for a new … Continue reading 8 Nice Things You Can Do to Make People Feel Welcome at Your Gym this New Year

Dominate Your 2021 Weight Loss Goals With this Simple Approach to Counting Calories

The New Year is a time for many to take action against the weight they have put on during the last year. Too often these only last for a small period of time, with many resolutions not lasting past January. There are various initiatives such as Dry January which attempt to aspire resolutioners to abstain … Continue reading Dominate Your 2021 Weight Loss Goals With this Simple Approach to Counting Calories

How to be a Better Human in 2021

A key value of mine is the great pleasure taken from making the life of others better. But my relationship with people can vary, dependent how they treat me. When I worked in a library I was in a role on a standard minimum wage, working inconvenient shifts, no prospect – but the customers made … Continue reading How to be a Better Human in 2021

What You Can Learn From Sperm About Resilience

No it's not April 1st... Did you know a woman’s immune system is designed to attack sperm? Because sperm is foreign to a woman’s body, the white blood cells treat them as invaders, ambushing them as they enter the cervix. As little as 20 of the original 250 million sperm can reach the fallopian tube. … Continue reading What You Can Learn From Sperm About Resilience

Happy Christmas (New Beginnings)

Rebirth... In many cultures this time of year is special because it marks the end of an annual cycle, another reborn year arriving coming into gradual sunnier days. As you enjoy festivities over the next week, try and do some of the following as you prepare to exit 2020 Reflect… Be grateful for the good … Continue reading Happy Christmas (New Beginnings)

5 Tricks to Stay Calm in a Stressful Situation

Humans are biologically built to react to pressure - our bodies react to this stress by releasing hormones designed to get our hearts racing. This makes it hard to remain calm. Although not necessarily the solution, the following approaches help: Detach yourself When faced with stress, try and remove yourself so it’s not so personal … Continue reading 5 Tricks to Stay Calm in a Stressful Situation

The Magic Pill

What’s the worst supplement you’ve ever had? That’s a really a good question… It could be the amino acids I bought because I read an article in Men’s Health talking how good they are for muscle building. So I went and bought some tablets, but they were too large to swallow and left a horrible … Continue reading The Magic Pill

How Busy Dads Can Balance Goals

Can you believe I've been a dad for three years. It only seems like yesterday I welcomed my first child into the world - I didn't have a clue what I was doing and had constant anxiety that everything small thing I did would have an impact on my child forever. One of the biggest … Continue reading How Busy Dads Can Balance Goals