Dealing with the Christmas blues

Dealing with the Christmas blues It’s Christmas! But for some this can be a challenging time of year – they may be suffering a bereavement or loss, lonely or suffering from mental health problems. Even simply saying a simple greeting: “Happy Christmas” Can feel like a slight. If you have your reasons for not enjoying … Continue reading Dealing with the Christmas blues

4 tricks to take control of your emotions

4 tricks to take control of your emotions Emotions drive humans in our experiences - it can be the difference between finding joy and happiness, to frustration and anger in a situation. Yet most people let emotion dictate their lives reacting on impulses to anger and being quick to tell themselves negative thoughts. Want to … Continue reading 4 tricks to take control of your emotions

Busy lives

Busy lives An excuse people always use not to invest in themselves is that their lives are “too busy”, but what are they doing with their time? People say they are busy, but yet it’s normal routine for them to mindlessly scroll through TV channels looking for entertainment for the evening to fill the void. … Continue reading Busy lives

One small, positive step…

One small, positive step… One positive change to your daily routine is a powerful thing. If you spend one minute a day doing something to make your life better, that’s over six hours a year. If you followed this path for for another nine years, you would have spent sixty hours investing in a positive … Continue reading One small, positive step…

The best exercise EVER to build your mettle

The best exercise EVER to build your mettle If you're looking for a new exercise to re-energise your routine, then read on as I introduce you to the greatest ever exercise to build your mettle! I present to you the death march. https://youtu.be/aoxhyVRxcG4   What is it? The death march is the finisher of finishers … Continue reading The best exercise EVER to build your mettle

You are not your job

You are not your job My adult life self-worth has put way to much emphasis on: how much I get paid how important my job sounds how many people I'm 'in charge' of how often I 'advance' This drive has resulted in a loss of sight of the big picture - happiness, wellbeing and family. … Continue reading You are not your job

The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts

The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts Today I want to share this informative parable I  heard from Alan Watts about a Chinese farmer, as it offers a different perspective about the consequence of when good and bad things happen to us Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer who lost a horse, … Continue reading The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts

Goals to look after your wellbeing

Goals to look after your wellbeing One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. A lack of ambition creates the feeling of hopelessness of not having a purpose in life. Although mental health can be complex actions can be taken and having goals can … Continue reading Goals to look after your wellbeing

I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here’s what happened…

I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here's what happened... When I started self-improvement there was a sense of awe at the outlook leaders in the field possesed. Some had terrible backgrounds, yet didn't complain.  It made me wonder - how did they maintain such a positive mindset? Are they like that 24/7 or … Continue reading I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here’s what happened…

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity We all have good weeks and bad weeks. When I worked in the Child Protection unit, I was overseen by my incompetent manager Lesley. And she absolutely despised me! These types of managers were dime a dozen during my time in local … Continue reading Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

Handling pressure: Lessons from the SAS

In two situations that are relatively the same, why do two different people react in different ways? One responds having a meltdown and being unable to function.The other is unmoved by the situation and responds in a calm manner, handling the problem. The answer lies in the individual's ability to handle pressure - an invaluable … Continue reading Handling pressure: Lessons from the SAS

Life Experience: a natural cure to get over fear of failure

Today I am pleased to announce that I have done my first  post my first collaboration post with Angie over at Confessions of an Awakened Youth – a blog focused on self-improvement, mental and physical wellness, and spirituality. For this collaboration, we challenged ourselves to write a post on a set topic – our focus … Continue reading Life Experience: a natural cure to get over fear of failure