Confidence

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

Are Our Face To Face Social Skills Being Crippled By Social Media?

Shahilla Barok | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Shahilla Barok

Could the skill of 'real' face to face socialising be fading out? I certainly hope not although it is noted in many research documents that people find it difficult and some do not have the skills to confidently socialise face to face.

How To ACE Your Fears

Cai Graham | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cai Graham

The Fight or Flight fear is the one that we are able to recognise all too easily. Examples are - the fear of deep water or heights. This is the fear that protect you from 'harm' - it's your survival instinct. The warning signs are, tightening of the chest, quickening of the breath and that sense of panic.

Why Your True Valentine Should Be Yourself

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

As soon as the last Xmas decoration is put away, we are bombarded with red roses and hearts. Everyone jumps on the bandwagon - I even saw a heart shaped pile of doughballs outside Pizza Express - to max on the seasonal love fest.

Your Self-Confidence Affects Your Child

Cai Graham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

Building self-esteem doesn't always come naturally - which is OK. But I believe that just like learning a new language - it can be taught. This does not happen overnight - we just have to start and take it one day at a time.

Tools To Beat Bullying

Cai Graham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

Bullying is all about an abuse of power. The bully gains their power by controlling and terrorising others. By removing that 'fear' the person being bullied can take back their control.

I Don't Need High Heels And Lipstick To Be Professional

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

Looking smart and looking glamorous are two different things. Ask your employees, male and female, to look smart, by all means. But forcing them to wear deeply uncomfortable shoes simply so they can look glamorous isn't right.

I Used To Want To Be Famous

Stephen Bailey | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I just got back from the local pub quiz with my friend Hannah and we came sixth!! That never happens to me - we won a vinyl that cost the quiz master 50p (they left the price on) and we also won a packet of ginger nut biscuits (which has been torture as I am doing the 5:2 diet and today is a two day, which means NO GINGER NUTS).

If Hugh Grant Suffers From Anxiety, What Hope Is There For The Rest Of Us?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Did you know that Hugh Grant has suffered from anxiety for years? Well, Hollywood got hold of the story and it appears that nerves have severely affe...

How To Shield Your Work From Doubt Damage

Leila Johnston | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Belief gets a bad rap. It's a very unpopular concept in these secular times, but the (obvious) thing is: we believe things whether we want want to or not. If we can at least accept that's true, we can start to take control of our beliefs, and make them work for us. But accepting they exist is the big first step.

Why The Festive Season Can Actually Bring You Down

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Christmas is a time of celebration, getting together but for many it's not as easy as that. You might be alone, suffering from an illness, going through a break up and so these idealistic images are the equivalent of a slap in the face.

What I've Learnt From My 7-Year-Old Daughter

Jo Wimble-Groves | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Wimble-Groves

As parents, we know our children look up to us. I have always tried my best to teach my daughter to be strong, to be confident, to stand up for herself, trust her abilities and to believe in herself. However, the funny thing is, I'm not sure how much of this was influenced by me in the first place.

What Does Believing In Father Christmas Or The Tooth Fairy Have To Do With Confidence And Self Belief? How To Start Believing In Yourself

Sam James | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sam James

When asking, whether the Father Christmas's at the different grotto's are real, he accepts the explanation that some of them are special elves, sent by Father Christmas to help him out. He doesn't argue it.

The Instagram Challenge To Make You Happier This Christmas

Leah Sian Davies | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech
Leah Sian Davies

Imagine if Rudolph was around today? He would love Instagram and Snapchat. He could filter the hell out of his selfies! His red nose would be turned sepia, side profile only, the perfect pout, and a flower garland around his antlers! He could be anything but Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

When You Don't Deal With Anger...

Gemma Bailey | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gemma Bailey

I have to say, I do not know how technically true it is (though it makes a great deal of sense if it were true) that toddlers who do not have their tempers attended to appropriately end up having temper tantrums as teenagers, and if they still do not have those tantrums addressed as teenagers...

How Can I Increase My Confidence?

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

This is one of the questions I'm most frequently asked as a coach and therapist. Self-confidence can be a difficult concept to pin down, yet we always know when we don't have enough of it. When we lose (or never develop) belief in ourselves, it can seem impossible to improve. But, as ever, it's wise to not believe everything you think!

Men: It's Time to Take Off The Armour

Steve Errey | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

bmm banner.jpg Brené tells this story to highlight the expectation that us men can never fall off our white horses, for fear of appearing to be weak. That the experience of shame--that feeling in the pit of your stomach that you're not good enough, bad or broken--is felt viscerally by all of us, and that for men, it's the appearance of weakness that is the biggest cause.

How To Stop Sabotaging Your Creative Confidence

Leila Johnston | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

This week we're giving ourselves a break from creativity pressure. Some people won't accept you're an artist if you're also a stockbroker. Some peopl...

'Imposter Syndrome' And Why I Feel Like A Fraud

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

Getting over Imposter Syndrome is about accepting that you have role in your success. It's about accepting that you have a right to be where you are, that opportunity doesn't equal success and there's no harm in being a bit wrong sometimes.

Speaking Out: When Did We Lose The Confidence To Raise Our Hands?

Jen Smith | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Jen Smith

When I was first asked to write this blog I went through a number of emotions. They ranged from insecurity (what do I have to say that's important enough?) to self doubt (what if the things I say are wrong?) to fear (what if people disagree with me?)

Why I'm Hoping Ed Balls Syndrome Is Contagious

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Enter Ed Balls... A real life example that shows that practice does not make perfect - and that it really doesn't matter. Someone like us (obviously not in run the country sense, but in a normal person doing strictly way) giving it his all, despite not being brilliant.

Help Your Child Improve Their Concentration

Gemma Bailey | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Bailey

Struggling to concentrate is a problem that most people face in their lifetime. Lack of concentration in children is so common, as a child it is harder to focus as your imagination is constantly on the go and unfortunately sometimes, what's going on in a child's mind will be far more interesting than trying to learn their 7 x tables!

Pushing Boundaries

Amy Shefik | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

What could you be doing today to push your boundaries on behalf of your version of success? What could the future version of you be thankful to the present version of you for doing?

Five Ways To Develop Confidence In The Workplace: The Woman's Guide To Being Heard In A Competitive Career Landscape

Rachel Gilmore | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Gilmore

But without confidence, competency will only take you so far. Unfortunately in today's workplace, too many perfectly capable women lack the confidence required to progress in their careers.

Anxiety: Four Years On

Jordan Marley | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Marley

I guess the moral of this is, anxiety can get worse, but you can always become happier. Anxiety can and will always knock you back, but there are times where you will persevere and overcome it, completely smashing it out the park. So, if anxiety ever knocks you down, don't see it as a step backwards, but as a step closer to that one time where you'll defeat it, on your way to destroying anxiety for good.