Decision Making

Big Decision To Make? Don't Ask A Parent To Help...

Katherine Lowe | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Parents
Katherine Lowe

On our recent holiday the beautiful sea-view we'd admired online definitely didn't disappoint but the constant loud clunking sound of the pool table d...

A Framework For Making Bold Decisions Without Regrets

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Leizrowice

Regret is one of the most painful feelings any of us can experience. It hurts because regret is, more often than not, based on our own choices and not external events. We can't fix it in retrospect and it's hard to know what the catalyst will be. As Kurt Vonnegut put it, the saddest words anyone can say are 'It might have been.'

When Was The Last Time...?

Keith Grinsted | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Keith Grinsted

When was the last time you made a decision that turned out not to be among the best you have ever made?

Setting Personal Boundaries And Stopping The Addiction To People-Pleasing

Nita Choonsingh | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nita Choonsingh

I choose not to set up camp living in the past so all I can do is take that experience and make sure I don't repeat my mistakes in the future. That relationship taught me so much about the importance of speaking up and vocalising my wants and opinions even if it does not please others or makes me less liked.

Make Better, Faster Decisions With This Method

Paul Sloane | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Sloane

Let's say you are faced with a tough problem. It could be at work or in your social life. You have wrestled with it for a while and now you have to make a decision. I recommend that you try using the three by three method.

On The Academic Road To Nowhere - One Scientist's Story

Emily Brown | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Emily Brown

I have always loved animals. When I was at primary school I was unable to reach the front entrance without stopping to remove imperilled earthworms from the pavement and safely return them to soil. Even as a teenager, on summer holidays in France I was more concerned with patrolling the swimming pool for drowning insects than tanning myself on a lounger.

The Love Of My Life

Lucy Frederick | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Lucy Frederick

I'm thinking of getting a divorce. This will come as a huge surprise to most of my closest friends. Not least because I have never been married. ...

The Dream As A Side Hobby

Louise Lawless | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Selling out - we all enter college hoping to change the world. By Christmas of final year, we all have traineeships in big firms. At what point, did we sell out? Did we realise we sold out? Is this even selling out or is just looking out for yourself?

How Not To Decide To Build A New Runway

Dr Peter Paul Catterall | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Peter Paul Catterall

My American students could not believe how long it takes in Britain even to agree on the first step of creating additional runway capacity, which is d...

Attack Of The Mama Guilts

Ann-Marie O'Doherty | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Parents
Ann-Marie O'Doherty

Before I became a mother, guilt was more of a side-player in my life; only really making a grand appearance over something major like an argument with a friend. Now guilt is pretty much my side-kick; guilt and a giant cup of coffee. And guilt is such a pointless, negative emotion most of the time

Making Sure Young People and Families Have Their Say About Treatment For Depression

Rosa Town | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Rosa Town

UK parents of children with depression have an exciting and opportunity to contribute to this project and to have a say about the treatment of depression. The project team have developed a Survey Monkey questionnaire that allows parents to give their opinions on the most important questions that come up when choosing care or treatment for depression, and we would love to hear your views.

EU: How to Decide?

Anand Menon | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

Facts matter in this referendum. Yet politics has always been about feelings and emotion as much as statistics and experience. Why else, for instance, would anti-immigrant sentiment often be highest in those areas with the lowest number of migrants and fly in the face of most, if not all, of the expert studies that have looked at the economic impact of immigration?

How to Make Better Decisions - Seven Lessons for Business and Life

Tom Cornwall | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK
Tom Cornwall

Have you ever wondered what makes the difference in the quality of people's lives? It isn't talent. Or hard-work. It isn't that one person has more d...

Women, Don't Propose This Leap Day! Even If He Says yes, It Doesn't Mean He's Committed

Harry Benson | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Benson

Before we consign this unfortunate relic of patriarchy to the bin of history, we might consider an important aspect of human nature that hasn't changed. Men commit in a fundamentally different way to women.

What Successful Entrepreneurs Know About Intuition

Becky Walsh | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have all said they use intuition for business and let's face it, they have had quite a bit of success with it. The argument I hear against following your inner knowing, is people don't know how to trust it. Trusting it is an act of faith in itself. But maybe if you knew of all the positive benefits of your intuition, it would be a no brainer... literally!

How to Make Great Decisions Without Thinking

Becky Walsh | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

People who often have conflicting feelings when making choices, psychologists call this ambivalence. Often this state of ambivalence is caused by having to come to terms with a complex world of choice and the belief in right and wrong, good or bad decisions.

Four Ways to Help Decision Making Anxiety

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

When we're under pressure, we imagine we are not as able as others. That is simply not true. The truth is that we all have our own unique and valuable life experience, knowledge and ability just like the next person. You are the best person you know to make decisions for yourself.

What Does It Take to Be a Good Leader?

Bertie Stephens | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Bertie Stephens

eaders are those that are happy to speak out, proactively offer new ideas, question the status quo and will always be the first to volunteer when needed.

Making Decisions Easier

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

From the moment we wake up till we go to bed, we make hundreds of decisions. Life is a continuous stream of decision making. Despite it being a common activity, most of us struggle with decision-making.

Looking to Achieve Certainty in Life? Embrace the Unknown Through Imaginative Meditation

Ceri Matthias | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Matthias

For me, breaking old mind patterns has led me to cut my office days, giving me the time to witness the seasons as they pass, to cook from scratch, to practice my Spanish, begin writing, and meet my boyfriend with whom I'm now buying a home.

How to Live With Bad Decisions: Lessons From My Front Door

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Magdalena Bak-Maier

Have you ever had one of those days when you got sucked into contemplating your life and questioning your decision making abilities. This was me just a few days ago returning from a trip to New York. But I never thought the process would be trigger by something as silly as point colour.

Make Better Life Choices

Simon Haas | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

There are certain choices in life that are "difficult". Often, this is not because we lack the information we need to make them. Neither is it because it's hard to gauge which option will benefit us more. Rather, it's because these choices are defining - they define who we are as human beings.

The Greatest Decision I Almost Didn't Make

Chloe Gunning | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

It's time for an adventure. Three months away from reality, work and looking after other peoples' lives... time to start looking after my own. While I'm using some inheritance money to kick me off, it won't be all five star hotels! I'm budgeting heavily, and enjoying reading travel blogs on how to see the world on a shoestring.

Can You Allow Someone Else to Actually Make a Decision?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

I was at a conference centre earlier this week for a series of meetings. Whilst I was waiting for my next meeting with 2 good friends of mine Benji M...

A Problem Shared Is a Problem Halved

Gwennan Thomas | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gwennan Thomas

Sometimes I look back at my life 12 years ago; before alopecia. If I am honest with myself I do at times miss having hair, especially my eyelashes and eyebrows; which are what shape our facial features.