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…

Introducing My Free Guide to Survive “the New Normal”

Are you someone who has been sent to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic? How are you managing to balance the responsibilities of childcare with the demands of a job? My new guide “The New Normal”: Managing young kids while working from home in a crazy time… is something I wrote to support working … Continue reading Introducing My Free Guide to Survive “the New Normal”

#ukinlockdown Resilience, Realisation, Recovery and Readjusting

Barely 24 hours into  UK lockdown, and I had developed an overbearing feeling of hopelessness, which was difficult for me to even articulate why. In UK lockdown part one I was adamant throughout the process that I would never let it defeat me – this was a time when strength and leadership was needed in … Continue reading #ukinlockdown Resilience, Realisation, Recovery and Readjusting

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?

#ukinlockdown On the Positive…

This week it was announced the UK would go back into lockdown for a month. Of course this has a lot of implications, the main impact for me (apart from seeing family) is closing down the gym again… This is quite frustrating as this is the second time I’ve got on the verge of breaking … Continue reading #ukinlockdown On the Positive…

New Posts: October 2020

Thanks for reading perfectmanifesto.com, a blog dedicated to fatherhood, health and self-improvement. Check out some of the post highlights for October2020: 6 Ways to Level Up Your Wellbeing Have a look at this Infographic I put together with some tips to make feel better. It is particularly important during these challenging times that we find … Continue reading New Posts: October 2020

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

Thoughts on Finding the Perfect Workout Program

Recently I caught up with a personal trainer friend, who has recently been getting some great results with clients who are powerlifters. As my goal is to get a stronger bench / deadlift / squat, this piqued my interest and I asked if he could send through an example of a program he was using … Continue reading Thoughts on Finding the Perfect Workout Program

Advice for Considering Gym Membership

Good day! One of the best investments I made in my adult life was to join a gym. Not only did it help me lose the weight that had been holding me back since my teenage years, it also made me feel more confident, attractive and do wonders for my mental health and wellbeing. Therefore … Continue reading Advice for Considering Gym Membership

7 Tips to Manage Your Weight Loss Goal

Following my post Are You Struggling Counting Calories?  Try this… I want to share some tips to help, as you go through the weight loss journey. Keep track When undertaking any diet plan, it’s good to know the efforts you are putting in are heading in the desired destination. With approaches like my estimating calories … Continue reading 7 Tips to Manage Your Weight Loss Goal