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?

First achievement of the day

What has been the first thing that you achieved today? Not sure? This morning I started the day by getting up and cycling down to the gym. Upon checking my stop-watch I realised I had shaved some time off my cycle.  I thought “Great my first achievement of the day!” Although it is rather small … Continue reading First achievement of the day

On confidence

Over the last several years I have been on a mission to increase my confidence.  I am better than I used to be but still have some bad habits.  Until recently I was blissfully unaware until I got some feedback from my last job interview "you know your stuff but you need to show more … Continue reading On confidence

How did we all become such miserable bastards?

In the western world we live in a very privileged society.  We have safety, comfort and the freedom of leisure in ways that our ancestors never experienced. So, what I am wondering is... How did we all become such miserable bastards? I walk along the street and spot people with glum faces.  You give a … Continue reading How did we all become such miserable bastards?

The Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Destruction (Part 2)

Self-Destruction - the opposite to Self-Improvement can have a deadly effect on goals, your dreams and your life. This post is a continuation from Part one, which can be read here, where the first for seven deadly sins of self-destruction were covered.  This part looks at how the final four sins can effect us being … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Destruction (Part 2)

The Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Destruction (Part 1)

Self-Destruction - the opposite to Self-Improvement can have a deadly effect on goals, your dreams and your life. We are all guilty of doing these from time-to-time, however by being aware of these negative personality traits we can be more self-aware and reduce this behaviour. Part One takes us through the first four sins. Part Two … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Destruction (Part 1)

Self Improvement for the Soul: Positive Thinking

  This great graphic from Healthcentral.com is a good way of highlighting all are negative thinking.  As you look through the list at the negatives think of all the barriers it creates to are self-improvement. "I didn't do it" is not taking responsibility for are actions - by doing this we cannot learn from are mistakes. "I'll … Continue reading Self Improvement for the Soul: Positive Thinking