Goals

Turning Jealousy Into #Goals

Olivia Cox | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

I've always operated on the theory that I am a generically decent person. The other day, though, someone spoke to me about jealously. And now everything has changed...

England Must Consider the Psychological Impact of Penalties

Natalie Walker | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Sport
Natalie Walker

Whilst England have won only 17% of their penalty shootouts, Germany and Argentina have won over 70%. Even Denmark and the Czech Republic have higher success rates. So why is it that even these smaller footballing nations have significantly more penalty success than England? Jordet identified an "ego-threat" which can cause athletes to change their behaviour when they perceive a situation as being potentially harmful or threatening to their status.

Nothing Compares, Nothing Compares.....Man U

Brandy Brewer | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Sport
Brandy Brewer

Many people say 1986 was a great year, and as its the year I was born, who am I to disagree with them? I was a month old when Sir Alex Ferguson took...

Sweet FA

Brandy Brewer | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Sport
Brandy Brewer

So, will The FA Cup ever get its Prestige back or is the demise set to continue? Personally I would love to see the Clubs and players get some passion back for it with the help of some chart toppers to join them, Chelsea - I'm totally available for the Cheesy music Video FYI!

Do You Sabotage Your Own Efforts?

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

I'm sure that many of us have experienced a point in our lives where we've became aware of the need to start making some positive changes. We may feel ready to commit to formal New Year's Resolutions or simply say 'today's the time to focus on spring cleaning our habits, friends, relationships and ultimately our lives'.

Six Steps to Harness Spring and Make 2016 Count

Jayne Morris | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Spring is a time of recreation and awakening. As Mother Nature stirs from her winter slumber, new life surrounds us and offers an invitation to attune with the energy of the earth and reactivate the parts of ourselves that have been in hibernation.

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Laura Stucki

Habits help, they give you structure, a routine. They set up the framework and help you to be consistent and persevere. Habits also define who you are...

Fear of Failure Does Not Equal Success

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

Encourage effort over results: Show the pupil that it is effort that is valued more than the end result. Through effort, you can encourage a development of self motivation, the ability to decide on their own goals, and the curiosity to experiment with different methods to achieve outcomes.

Why Ambition Should No Longer Be a Dirty Word

Rachel Bridge | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bridge

The problem is that this cartoon image of ambition is not what true ambition is about at all. In reality, ambition is simply the desire to make the most of your potential to achieve something special, which would make a profound difference to your life and to those of others, whether that be through success, achievement or distinction.

A Foundation for a Healthy Mind

Stephanie Kirsch | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Parents
Stephanie Kirsch

My parents both suffered with mental illness when I was growing up. As a young child I can hardly remember any issues and look back through rose-tinted glasses at a golden childhood. Yet, with hindsight, and as I grew older, the impact of those mental health difficulties becomes more and more apparent.

Here Be Dragons (Step Out of Your Comfort Zone)

Victoria Ward | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

What it doesn't see, is that while there may be dragons in the uncharted territory, so might there be lands filled with riches and opportunities. For the brave and the bold, those riches and opportunities are there for the taking, and with the right resources the dragons are there to be slain.

Escape the 'Quit And Start Over' Cycle Now

Natalie Roberts | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

We've all been there. You start with good intentions, get sidetracked, then give up. But it's all good because you intend to start fresh on Monday, right? If you really want to achieve your goals then it's time you quit starting over.

The Truth Behind Busy

Melissa Noakes | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Noakes

The truth is that "busy-ness" does not lead to a happier, healthier or more successful life. In fact if anything, it prevents you from truly living. Busy can mask your own fear, insecurities and you can use it as an excuse for almost anything. Busy has become a hiding place.

Goals: 'Why' Is Often More Important Than 'How'

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

When confronted with forks in the road, with choices that could provide temporary respite, ease and gratification, or lead to the tough work my goals required...I could ask myself the crucial guiding question...what would someone like me, someone with these values, do in this situation?

What Do You Really Want to Achieve By Dieting and Exercising?

Karen Morris | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Morris

This is a common occurrence with exercise and healthy eating regimes. Particularly so in the gym, as often people join because they feel it it's the 'right thing to do', along with wishing people they haven't spoken to for ages 'happy birthday' on Facebook and agreeing to work overtime on top of an already hectic schedule.

The Vitamins You Need for a Successful 2016 (It's Not in the Form of Supplements)

Sofie Sandell | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

I have a lot of experience under my belt when it comes to exploring the mind and body. I've done numerous interesting detoxes where I excluded all kinds of unhealthy food and drinks from my diet and added disgusting green powders and seaweed drops that were supposed to be good for you.

Make Your Goals a Positive Experience

Susan Leigh | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Ensure that some goals add value to you life. You may be keen to give something back to your community, perhaps feel it's important to volunteer to help a local project, animal shelter or youth project.

Be Your Own Rock Star

Tami Mir | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

As we contemplate our goals for 2016, considered these suggestions for recognising and navigating the stumbling blocks we sometimes are putting our own way.

Why New Years Resolutions Are a Complete Waste of Your Time

Julie Creffield | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

We know that New Years Resolutions don't work, research shows us that most people cave in by Valentines day, yet thousands of people still insist on making this annual commitment, if they didn't work out for you last year, why on earth would you think they would this year?

Do You Put the Pro in Procrastinator? Five Sure Fire Ways to Deal With the Dreaded 'P' Word

Kate Taylor | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

I've got a confession to make... its taken me a few weeks to sit down and write this post, which is highly ironic as I'm going to be talking about procrastination. It's also ironic because I'm a life coach and we're supposed to be the epitome of productivity and positive go-getting - right?

A Letter to My Younger Self

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Yes, I'm aware that you won't listen, you want to be confident, educated and independent. I am not asking you to corrupt your dreams, just to look around and find time to enjoy the journey.

The Year That Didn't Go as Planned

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

So at the start of the year the plan for this post was to list 40 amazing things we did... however we only did two things, so now this post will be much deeper and instead I will list 40 things, my 40th year on earth reinforced or taught me.

How to Turn a Life Changing Goal into a Reality in Three Easy Steps

Erica Sosna | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

Think of someone who has really inspired you with what they have achieved. Someone who has taken massive action and won, grown, learned, overcome challenges or mastered a skill. How do you think that goal was accomplished? Did they wake up one day and achieve it all in 24 hours? Of course not.

What Is the Purpose of Education?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

What do you think the purpose of education is? If you agree things need to change, what will you do about it? Whether you're a headteacher or a class teacher, at any stage of education, whether you're a parent, or a pupil, you have the power to make a difference in the small daily deliberate actions you take.

#GirlHero: The Story of Basemera From Uganda

Payal Dalal | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Payal Dalal

As world leaders shepherd in a new era of international development with the UN's Global Goals, Basemera, a young girl in rural Uganda dreams about her future and that of her friends and family...