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

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

Managing Mental Health Over Winter

Winter is here! This time of year presents many challenges - the darkening nights and increase in coughs and colds. It can be hard approaching Christmas for some people, and the worries over Coronavirus this year haven't helped people's wellbeing. See my top tips to help with managing your mental health over winter. Limit News … Continue reading Managing Mental Health Over Winter

What We Consume…

Always remember what you consume has an impact on your mindset. If you are constantly surrounded by messages telling you why everything is bad, why you are not good enough, then you start to believe it. Some deliberately push these messages of negativity to target your insecurities and then try to profit from your misery … Continue reading What We Consume…

What Makes a Good Gym Buddy?

What makes a good gym buddy?... When it comes to training at the gym I’m a lone wolf. I much prefer going alone as it allows me to focus and unwind without distractions. However, if I was looking looking for a good gym buddy, then I would want someone: Who is consistent. Keeps showing up. … Continue reading What Makes a Good Gym Buddy?

7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity

We all have good weeks and bad weeks. When I worked in the Child Protection unit, I was overseen by an incompetent manager who absolutely despised me! As I was a people pleaser by nature, I took pride in putting the needs of others first – even at the expense of my own wellbeing. Despite … Continue reading 7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity

6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing

One in four people in the United Kingdom will experience a mental health problem according to Time to Change. Although mental health is complex, there are small decisive actions you can take to help your wellbeing. The infographic below shows some ways of doing this with suggested goals to achieve this:   <<this infographic is based … Continue reading 6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing

Dear Men: Please Keep Working Out

Recently I wrote a post responding to the rather ridiculous article titled Dear Men: Please Stop Working Out (which to note, the original has now been deleted). This was written by "Journalist Katie" with the rather weak argument that physical fitness in men was responsible for so called "Toxic Masculinity". I never expected my response … Continue reading Dear Men: Please Keep Working Out

Out of the Zone…

It has been over two months since the UK government ordered a lockdown, advising citizens to stay at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus. This has meant people having to work from home, without access to seeing friends, family, loved ones… And more importantly a total shut-down of all gyms in the country. This … Continue reading Out of the Zone…

Let’s talk about passive aggression towards men’s mental health

It was another day at the office, as I prepared my morning breakfast I got involved in the usual kitchen conversations: “Did you hear about Mike?” Ellie my colleague asked, with a touch of sneer in her voice “…he’s quit to go work helping men or something…” Ellie gave a smirk, the type you give … Continue reading Let’s talk about passive aggression towards men’s mental health

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

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