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The Psychology of Sticking to a Change

Lucy Maddox | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

Even when we've weighed up all the pros and cons and decided to do something differently, it can take us a long time to actually alter our behaviour and stick to it.

Adaptable Toddlers Remind Us Adults on How to Improve Ourselves

Andrew Robinson | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

When observing my daughter from a distance I learn so much about our species in its raw, untouched state. I admire our ability as toddlers to act, react and adapt to specific situations when they are thrust upon us without our say so.

Change Is Hard!

Kate Elliott | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

Taking scary challenges in a step-by-step way can be really helpful. I'm a big fan of lists and sticker charts and I find it really helpful to look at a problem and break it down in a way that is gradually achievable but doesn't cause me too much stress along the way. I know if I become too overwhelmed, I'm likely to either give up or keep putting off the next steps until tomorrow.

The Psychology of Making a Change

Lucy Maddox | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

One month into 2016 and this is the time when New Year's Resolutions might be wobbling. How can we motivate ourselves to make a change? And then to keep making it? It's easy to make resolutions based on an abstract idea of something we'd like to do or be, but harder to remember this in the day to day reality of making a change.

How to Learn to Win Again

Danny Bowman | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bowman

Sometimes in life we have moments of hardship and times where you start to lose hope. Below is my five step plan to win again...

What David Bowie Taught Me

Lydia Suffield | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

David Bowie will be remembered for many things by many people. But for me, I'll always remember him as the person who taught me that there didn't have to be one face I chose.

January: The Month of Change and Self-Improvement

Jared Joffe | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

The beginning of the calendar year is a time of self analysis. When the fireworks stop and the hangovers fade away, many people reflect on the year that has passed and assess where they are in life.

Making and (Really) Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Suzanne de Janasz | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne de Janasz

Most of us want to improve something about ourselves, and knocking on the door of 2016, what better time to promise yourself that this new year's resolution will be different? And yet, most of us have been there. Have you ever noticed that the gym is noticeably more crowded in January, and by February, attendance dwindles?

New Year Old Me

Yvette Lamb | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yvette Lamb

I am tired of the assumption that we will all be better for changing, and fed up of listening to the income-generating voices who, despite not knowing us, insist on pressing the point that we need to do better and try harder at this life malarkey.

The Art of Moving On

Aaron Vallely | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

One can change their city. One can change their friends. One can change their job. One can change their hairstyle. What one cannot do, is change their experience.

Life After Paris, Syria, Turkey and After So Many Other Innocent Lives Lost...

Sacha Knop | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Sacha Knop

Fear: it spreads invisibly and silently. Being at a concert recently, it became really clear how Paris has affected us all, even when we think it hasn't. The first thing we noticed was that it took incredibly long to get into the venue. Why? The security check was understandably tight.

Saving the Environment Is a Big Task, but Student Campaigns are a Good Place to Start

Louis Sherman | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

Student campaigning is becoming ever more vital and it should give us all a little bit of hope. It appears to be happening nationwide with a variety of universities, so we can hope this current success extends into the future and the environmental issues we face now may begin to get tackled.

You Are Wrong on Your Favourite Issue

Neil Hughes | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Neil Hughes

The results are in. And it's bad news for you. It seems that when it comes to Your Favourite Issue, you're plain wrong.

The Quiet Heroes

Danny Bowman | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

This piece is all about the quiet heroes in my life; the ones that stood by me through the indescribable horrors of my condition. They saw a boy cry himself to sleep, a teenager fall apart and a man's fight for recovery but the consistent correlation was they stood by me.

Choosing Happiness When It Feels Like the Wrong Choice

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

As a coach I often work with loss and change and the tremendous stress that these two partners impose. I knew how to work through this with a client but I had no will to do so with myself. Instead I withdrew into a small, solitary routine where I could be heartbroken without being judged.

Only the Brave

Laura Jordan Bambach | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech
Laura Jordan Bambach

This drive to make things better is the principle that has driven every decision I've ever made. The reason I started my first agency while still at uni and the reason I've thrown myself headfirst into the unknown, over and over again. It's the reason I still actively make work rather than just bring home a mega salary for sitting in meetings about meetings.

How to Find Your Own Personal Hogwarts

Michaela Horan | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

If Harry Potter's not your thing you need only look up at the night sky to consider the concept of a whole other dimension. Astronomers refer to an observable universe for good reason. Because they know that there's an unobservable one as well - that there's more 'out there' than we're currently able to detect with a telescope, despite the technological advances of recent times.

Behavioural Economics - Work With, Rather Than Against Human Nature to Deliver Change

Dan Russon | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Dan Russon

As change practitioners there's a lot of value in understanding a little about the fascinating field of Behavioural Economics. Behavioural Economics d...

Getting Out

Naomi Hefter | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So for now, it's back to my temp job ( I'm sat here now with nothing but this computer, my phone and people walking past this reception desk either ignoring me or being told "I smell delicious" by an old man), and some good comedy gigs to look forward to. Have a good weekend and if you don't enjoy your job, walk out. NOW (you won't regret it).

Post-Holiday September Resolutions - Eight Small Steps to Become a Better Person and Help Change the World

Virginia Stuart-Taylor | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Virginia Stuart-Taylor

September's here and we're gradually returning from summer holidays refreshed and energised, with renewed motivation and enthusiasm for life! September is also traditionally a month for change, as the new academic year begins, as many people move city to start new jobs / degrees, and as the job market floods with new opportunities.

I Quit

Linda Ayoola | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Ayoola

To be clear, I didn't leave my job in a rude way and stomped out. No, I had mixed emotions about leaving my job. I care about many of the people there, had wonderful opportunities and enjoyed much of the job itself if I am honest.

Why We Shouldn't Underestimate the Impact of Change on Our Mental Health

Tayana Simons | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tayana Simons

Depression hit me like a ton of bricks. I wasn't prepared for it. I couldn't handle it and worst of all, I didn't even know what it was. Speaking to quite a few other people my age years later, they now admit that they suffered with depression or anxiety after they left university, but most of them didn't even know it at the time.

Help Prevent the Loss of One Newborn Baby a Week

Fiona Paddon | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Fiona Paddon

My partner Scott and I should have been sharing our son Edward Gili's first birthday in May this year. But instead of having that exciting first year to celebrate and many more to look forward to, we had just nine precious days to spend with our beautiful son.

How to Bring Balance to Boardrooms and Beyond

Jayne Morris | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Jayne Morris

Traditional eastern philosophies explain that in nature all matter consists of feminine (ying) and masculine (yang) energy that change in balance with...

Racism? Inequalities? Only a Positive Mindset Can Change the World

William Barylo | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
William Barylo

Changing the world is possible if we think on the long run. Are we seeing further than our own generation? How will the children of the elites - those we like to blame - act towards the people who spent their lives blaming their parents?