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

2020 a Bad Year? Don’t write it off yet…

It’s been a challenging year hasn’t it? Through conversations online and in person (i.e. by in person I mostly mean video calls), I’ve seen a general theme that we should write off the year and roll on 2021 for a fresh start, where people cling onto the hope that the world will have moved on … Continue reading 2020 a Bad Year? Don’t write it off yet…

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…

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

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

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…

Do affirmations work?

One habit that I have followed religiously since I read Scott Adams book  "How to fail at almost everything and still win big" to encourage me to think positively and focus on what I want is affirmations. What is an affirmation? An affirmation is basically something that you say to yourself in order to help … Continue reading Do affirmations work?