Always Giving Yourself To Others?: Why It’s Okay To Put YOU First!

A study found that 74% of people feel overwhelmed and unable to copy. Yet for many of us we will put the needs of others before our own. In this post I argue the importance of putting yourself first and highlight the benefits of having some 'you' time

I Switched Off Social Media For 31 Days: How Did I Survive?

Last month I decided it was time for a switch off from social media. Throughout May I spent the next 31 days with the intention of cutting down on some platforms (YouTube), and having a complete switch off others (in a personal capacity) all together (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).  What happened during my social media … Continue reading I Switched Off Social Media For 31 Days: How Did I Survive?

Feeling Down? How Social Media Is Killing Your Wellbeing

Do you feel burned out with social media? Maybe you find using social media trigger depression, anxiety or other mental health issues? In this post I explore how social media is impacting your wellbeing, and some suggestions how to help yourself.

The 31 Day Social Media Switch Off Challenge 2022 

Call me insensitive, call me judgemental, call me whatever you like... ... but LinkedIn is not the place you should be to declare to your network that a family member has died of cancer.  Yes I'm sorry for your loss but with personal tragedy I choose to keep quiet on social media as I don’t … Continue reading The 31 Day Social Media Switch Off Challenge 2022 

Is it Bad to Change Jobs Within 2 Years?

Recently a friend got the chance of a big promotion.  Although they weren’t 100% sure about the role, they dismissed this as the mind trying to talk her out of it, and so she took the opportunity.  Unfortunately, they ended up being stretched thinly across the team, struggling to compete with the demands of several … Continue reading Is it Bad to Change Jobs Within 2 Years?

What the UK Petrol “Shortage” Taught Me About the News

A couple of weeks ago...  A couple of weeks ago, I pulled into the forecourt of my local Asda petrol station.  This probably a piece of information of no interest, not even if I add that it was a dark Wednesday night following my gym session.  No none of this is the formula for a … Continue reading What the UK Petrol “Shortage” Taught Me About the News

A Manifesto: Starting Your Fitness Journey

Twenty years ago I was invited to join my workplace football.  This was nothing too serious, just an informal kick around, but by the time I was finished I was coughing up the air trying to gather precious breaths.  Yeah, I was never much of an athlete at school but I didn’t quite realise how … Continue reading A Manifesto: Starting Your Fitness Journey

Perfect Manifesto Highlights: April, 2021

Welcome to the Perfect Manifesto post highlights for April, 2021. When lock down relaxed (again)... This month has seen lock down restrictions relaxed in the United Kingdom. I've taken the opportunity to get out more - going back to the gym and having days out with the family. Because I've not been on social media, … Continue reading Perfect Manifesto Highlights: April, 2021

3 Wellbeing Trends Impacting Society In The Next Decade

It seems like only yesterday I stepped into my office, for the last time in 2020.  This was actually way back in March, where I had just returned to the office following leave.  On that morning I received an urgent call from my manager (who had already started working at home) telling me when I … Continue reading 3 Wellbeing Trends Impacting Society In The Next Decade

3 Reasons to Be Grateful

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”Germany Kent Today I wanted to talk about practicing gratitude. In the UK we have been sitting through another lockdown. As we’ve gone through each order … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Be Grateful

My Broken Mind: An Unwanted Life Story (Guest Post)

Has something happened in your life which impacted how you feel? Several years ago, I suffered a run in with my manager, which left me feeling broken down and destroyed my confidence. I covered some of the coping strategies to this incident in the post 7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity. But … Continue reading My Broken Mind: An Unwanted Life Story (Guest Post)

New Posts: January 2021

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Happy New Year! Check out my new post highlights for January 2021: 8 Nice Things You Can Do to Make People Feel Welcome at Your Gym this New Year Online I read an unwelcoming attitude to gym newcomers in January.  This post was … Continue reading New Posts: January 2021