Habits

Social Media Is Dragging Us Into The Gutter: But I'm Told There 's A Way Out

Jonathan Young | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Young

Back in the real world, the social media use around me is continuing to irritate. The family and the twenty somethings are on their 16th choreographed photo - which is double the amount of conversations they've had. One of the cricketers is pretending to film his dad bowling, but I can see he is just watching YouTube. Most importantly, my battery is only on 10% - I'll have serious FOMO if it goes dead. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.

Eight Simple Daily Habits Everyone Should Practice, According To A Psychologist

Quora | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

If you need help with establishing any of these habits or acquiring any of the skills you need to keep these habits going consistently, I recommend you seek help from someone who not only knows how to do what you don't, but can teach you how to do it in a way you can understand.

Mermaid Life: How I'm Letting Go Of Sinking Habits

Leanne Davis | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leanne Davis

Ah swimming. I miss it when I'm not doing it, a bit like sex with a passionate new lover. Though swimming leaves me much calmer, connected and less likely pregnant. I mean, I seriously hope less likely pregnant. What are the chances of getting pregnant Virgin Mary style in a public swimming pool I wonder?

Healthy Foundations To A Life Of Vitality

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

When trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle, we often feel like our old, bad habits are tough to break; we set our benchmarks too high, pick unrealistic goals. What about if we could set some healthy foundations that enabled success? Educate ourselves. Adapt our thoughts.

Sleep Your Way To An A

Farida Ahmed | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Farida Ahmed

Students make up the largest percentage of our population that are sleep deprived - particularly undergraduates. We are often taught that it is impo...

I Cut My Food Budget By 80% For 30 Days. Here's What I Learned

Kate Jones | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Jones

In the past 12 months, I have rid my life of many things in the search for happiness. I left my steady, sensible, well paid job to chase my dream of self employment. I've halved the number of possessions I own. I've chosen who I spend my time with more wisely.

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Susanna Halonen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

I want you to become your own social scientist, fiercely observing and analysing your habits without critique or judgement. Simply start by becoming aware of them because only then can you start to assess them, break them down, and potentially change them.

Six Harmful Thinking Habits And How To Free Yourself From Them

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

We all have problems. However, many of those problems are actually caused by our own mind instead of what's going on in reality. It lies in the habit of our thinking. Especially for people with anxiety, the impact of bad thoughts can be very significant and might even become physical.

Revealed: People's Greatest Pet Peeves

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People have come together to reveal their biggest pet peeves on Reddit. And it’s safe to say, we humans get pissed off really easily. From slamming...

10 New Year Resolutions For A More Interesting Life

Paul Sloane | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Sloane

Stop wishing for a better life; make it happen. Carry out some of these resolutions and I guarantee that you will have a more creative, more successful and more interesting new year.

When It Comes To Creative Effort, It Pays To Spread Your Bets

Leila Johnston | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

So, let me ask you something: what are the investments you make in your day to day life, what are the tips you're listening to, and what's the currency you're investing, hoping it'll reap dividends for you?

Four Top Hacks For Making Change Stick

Chris Hall | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

As we run up to Christmas every man and his dog will be talking about what they're 'going to do' in 2017, so I've thrown together some of my favourite hacks for creating change but more importantly, for making it stick! Hopefully some of them will be new to you, and remember that although they're mainly focused on changing your health for the better, these can be applied to all areas of your life.

The Five Questions Creatives Should Ask Themselves Daily

Cat Neligan | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

I've never considered myself 'intuitive' in any way - until the Myers-Briggs personality test told me I am in fact, far more intuitive than I reckoned. Up until then, intuition suggested someone who acts on instinct, and gets it right every time. I would consider myself way more cautious, and definitely a fact-checker - as well as an over-thinker.

Digital Stress and Making Time for the Things We Love in Life

Sofie Sandell | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

We are dependent on each other's energy when we work with other people. This becomes very clear in large and complex projects. If we are in the same building we are even breathing the same air.

How Going to Bootcamp Exercise Classes Helped Me Become a Morning Person

Sofie Sandell | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

For a big part of my life I was the most tired person in the world in the morning. I could hardly do anything before 9 am. There was a period when my lectures at university started at 8 am but I could not listen and take in what was being said before 9 am, even if I had slept well the night before.

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2017 | 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...

The Psychology of Sticking to a Change

Lucy Maddox | Posted 05.02.2017 | 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.

14 Things 'Everyone Does' But Nobody Admits To

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What's one thing that everyone does, but no one admits to? That's the question one inquisitive Reddit user pitched to the online masses - and we do...

Life on a Treadmill

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Madeleine Thompson

Is it comforting that we do the same things year in year out? Do we do them because it is important to humans to find a common ground? Or do we do the same things because we fear not doing them?

Five Signs That the Spark Has Not Gone From Your Relationship

Charlotte Buxton | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Charlotte Buxton

3. Sometimes, for a treat, you sit on the same sofa... When you first start dating, not only do you insist on always sitting on the same chair, you will sit as much of yourself on top of the other person as you can. But then time starts to pass and with that comes the realisation that, actually, the most comfortable way to sit is alone

Gaming Rituals

Casey Douglass | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Tech
Casey Douglass

My first kind of gaming ritual was back in those halcyon days when games still came with printed manuals. You cracked open the box, fumbled the cartridge or floppy disks out, and were greeted with a nice little (or not so little) booklet falling onto your lap.

"What's wrong with these people?" - Part 2

Dominic Irvine | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Those of you with bad habits - like buying a chocolate bar when you fill up the car with fuel, or in the habit of drinking every night, will testify how hard it is to break the routine.

11 Myths about Quitting Smoking

Karen Pine | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

With the UK's National No Smoking Day less than a month away, if you're planning to give up on that day you need to start preparing now. Don't be fooled by some of these myths about quitting smoking and you can be smoke-free next month!

Dry January. How Was It for You?

David Hall | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Hall

If we look at behavioural theory, there's evidence to suggest that the sceptics might be overstating the futility of January austerity. One of the most powerful forces in behaviour change is social norms, the simple idea that we are heavily influenced by what others do.

New Year's Resolutions: Don't Feel a Failure

Karen Pine | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

The brain is the ultimate habit machine. Your life has unknowingly been sent down a set of rails, and your cunning brain switched to autopilot. Making changes means seizing back control. To do this you have to shake up those old habits and routines, take new routes.