Goals

The Three Goals Every Parent Must Set In 2017

Shola Alabi | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Shola Alabi

I won't complain. I tell myself that I got myself into this. When my son came to me to say he wanted to make the 'A-team' in school, I told him we would have to sit down and set it as a goal so that he could start working towards it. So who am I to say no when hubby and my son go ahead to put up a goalpost in the back garden.

Why You Are Your Biggest Saboteur!

Becky Stafferton | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Stafferton

Statistics show that 43% of people in the UK break their resolutions within the first month and by the end of March that figure has risen to a whopping 80%. In fact we are so good at giving up, that there is now an official day dedicated to our downfall - 17th January is 'Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day'.

Goal Setting In January? You Don't Have To!

Amanda Alexander | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Alexander

It was about 3pm on a dark January day, the rain was incessant and the sky was dirty grey. I had spent 2 hours taking down the decorations and hoovering the pine needles. I laid a fire, made myself a cup of tea and lit some candles in the living room. I had already printed out a "New Year Goal Setting" workbook.

A New Year!

Natalie Savvides | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Crikey - it's so easy to feel a failure isn't it - so easy to look at everyone else with their acts together (or so it appears)... in the gym, glowing faces, bouncing around all over the place - but really is that what's actually going on behind closed doors? Who really knows!?

How To Create Lasting Change In 2017

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melody Pourmoradi

The beginning of the new year is a time of great significance and the magnificent promise of fresh new beginnings. It is when we typically put pen to paper and create a resolution list of all of the the larger-than-life things we want to accomplish.

Are Mentors Really Helpful In Acheiving Your Career Goals?

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Ife Ade Tokan

A mentor is indispensable in getting you to the next level in your career and enhancing your prospects of success. It is never too late to get a mentor, simply because the road to success has no destination, but a constant journey of development and self-assessment till the day you die. So get one today!

Why Baby Steps Are More Important Than New Year's Resolutions In Mental Health Recovery

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

If you want to set yourself a resolution for 2017, make a resolution that you can do over time, that allows for mistakes and gradual progress rather than instantaneous results.

Unresolved: Why We Need New Year's Experiments Not New Year's Resolutions

Anna Beecher | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Beecher

I think these hurdles were harder to face because I have swallowed the notion at the core of resolution making; that I am project and life, with a few tweaks, should run increasingly smoothly.

Five Ways To Reach Your Goals In 2017

Marianne Stenger | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

January 1st has come and gone, which means many of us have undoubtedly made a few resolutions and set some goals for ourselves, from getting fit and eating healthier to volunteering or learning a new skil

The False Promise Of New Year's Day And Mondays

Karen Morris | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Morris

Coping mechanisms come in all forms - whether it looks like a bottle of red after a tough day, avoidance of social situations or munching on biscuits all day at work. We either need to find alternative coping mechanisms for the circumstances we can't change, or address the source of stress and anxiety in the first place.

Tips For Mental Health Friendly Resolutions

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

Which we don't; it turns out I'm among the almost 80% of people who fail to achieve our resolutions. This can have a massive impact on our mental health if we feel like we failed. We try to kick-start this new healthy life, filling the gyms with eager motivation, only to slip back into our old lifestyle before the end of January, full of shame.

10 Essential Components Of New Year Planning To Create Success In 2017

Natasha Davies | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Davies

If you are planning big changes in the coming year, give yourself the best start by checking out these 10 essential components to ensure you have a successful year ahead.

Are You Full Of Good Intentions?

Susan Leigh | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Often January can start full of good intentions but it's not uncommon to soon fall back into old habits, especially if some of our plans hit obstacles. Then we can end up berating ourselves, feeling a failure and becoming disappointed at our lack of progress.

#AllWillSucceed If We Change The Meaning Of Success

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

What about the child's potential? All of us, from the moment we are born, have an innate potential that we can achieve in life. Depending on whether we are given the right support, conditions, and development, AND Self Belief, we will succeed ... or not

Modern Life And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Cerys Aedy | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

Everyone has the capacity to be happy (content) but it's about getting to the right place mentally instead of constantly chasing outside aspirations. Looking within and accepting that the seeds of happiness are already there, you just need to recognise them.

What We Can Learn From The Olympic Cycling Team

Sarah Newton | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Sport
Sarah Newton

For three Olympic cycles now, Team Great Britain have delivered and continue to dominate and their mindset fascinates me. Yes, the sport is well funded, yes they have the best coaches, etc., but what these cyclists really have is a mindset edge over their competitors that we could all do with a bit more of.

Mindfulness And Space At Work - How To Make It Happen

Jutta Tobias | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jutta Tobias

Mindfulness is everywhere these days. At least many more people talk about it then when I started researching and teaching mindfulness five years ago. But how can you really make it happen at work?

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.