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