New Years Resolutions

Three Warning Signs That Your Goals May Be Toxic

Jamie Smart | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Smart

In this article, you're going to discover how to know if you've been trying to achieve a toxic goal. You're also going to be introduced to the "organic" alternative to toxic goals; authentic desires. Here are three warning signs that your goal may be toxic...

How to Stick to Your Dating Resolutions

Brett Harding | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

All dating resolutions, whether it's to go on one date or more every week, connect with more people on and offline or ditch toxic relationship patterns and sticking with those resolutions will pay off in the long term.

Ten New Year's Resolutions for Ethical Capitalism in 2015

Ian Baxter | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

The end of January is rapidly approaching, but it's not too late to adopt some good habits for the year ahead. As a small business owner I'm a big fan of capitalism. There is no other economic system that generates the wealth we need to make society work...

2015: The Year of You

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lloyd Mallison

I wrote before about Coming Out Ginger and embracing that part of myself, but in addition to that, I am a gothically pale, Shrek-loving, beer-hating Brit, who - if perfectly honest - is quite partial to 90% of pop music.

Why My Year Starts in February

Gina Lyons | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

Last year I was constantly not good enough. Not good enough at my job, my friends, my family, my looks. This year somethings gotta give and it really should be the self beating I keep knocking myself out with.

The 10 Signs That Tell You It's Time to Stop Drinking

Rachel Black | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

Those around you stop giving you a hard time about your drinking and allow you to drink. They know you need a certain amount to function and do not wish to stand in the way of that.

Why January Is a Good Month

Zoe Jones | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

After the excesses of December, which now seem to take over the whole month, not just Christmas, I have actually found myself craving my own company, reading books, catching-up on films I haven't seen yet and focusing on eating healthily and moving more.

Four Questions Before You Plan Changes and Resolutions

Susan Leigh | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

It's often the case that people make resolutions for half-baked or even unhelpful reasons. They may think they should use New Year as the opportunity to improve; after all, others are making resolutions, are wanting to lose weight, stop smoking, not drink as much so why not join in?

Why Your New Year's Resolutions Are Useless and You Probably Are Too

Gerry Flynn | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Gerry Flynn

As such my only New Year's resolution is try to be nicer to people; a task that if undertaken by everyone all at once, might make this tumultuous lump of rock hurtling around an infinite, pointless expanse of space that we call home somewhat more bearable.

Gym Thoughts

Sadie Brown | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

I'm also punishing myself each morning by doing 50 naked squats in a full-length mirror so I can witness the full horror of enjoying Milk Tray for breakfast, Ferrero Rocher for lunch and Christmas cake for dinner in HD.

Eat More Like Sophia Loren. Less Like Gwyneth Paltrow.

Kate Leaver | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Leaver

My New Year's Day Google searches included "juice cleanse," "boot camp" and "Help me! Christmas made me feel chubby". It happens every year: January the 1st hits, we want to be our hottest selves instantly and we'll do whatever it takes to get there. Fast.

Why January is the Perfect Opportunity for a Vital Conversation

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

This year more and more will be typing terms into Google such as 'care home', 'nursing home' and 'retirement living'. We know that this spike following the festive period is no coincidence.

Unleash the January feel-good factor!

Julia Krepska | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Krepska

Nothing will give you more of that warm and fuzzy feeling than giving a bit of your time and lending your awesome skills to a cancer charity looking for someone just like you. You see, many charities have little money available to pay for superb individuals like you who are essential for their latest project.

How Long Does It REALLY Take to Burn Fat?

Andrew Beatty | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

So you made a New Years Resolution. You plucked up the courage to take out a gym membership. Everyday right? Everyday until this god awful fat is burned from your bones. Right? Nonsense.

New Years Resolution: Take a Break!

Vicky Bullen | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

In our efforts to work efficiently, produce more for less, meet the ever increasing demands of our world, serve our clients and our colleagues well and just fit it all in (I am exhausted writing it!) we were in danger of forgetting some fundamentals.

Five Things It's Okay for Twenty-Somethings to Not Care About In 2015

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

From what I've heard off of older, worldly people, I've found that your twenties is a decade you could potentially afford to piss into a can. They're like SATs (those tests at the end of primary school. Were they even called SATs? Who knows).

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

How Can You Keep Your New Year Resolutions?

Lucy Maddox | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

New Year's Resolutions were originally promises to the Roman God Janus, who looked both backwards and forwards in time. Of all of us who make these promises, research suggests only one in five stick to them.

Why Resolutions Are for Quitters: Or, How Socks Make Superheroes

Beth Friday | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Beth Friday

What? You just signed up for your first marathon? Well, high five #NewYearNewYou! You basically just filled in an online form and paid some money. Like, seriously, YOLO and stuff. Trust you're doing dry January and going organic while you're at it? OK, I'm kidding, but I do have some serious news. And you may have to sit down...

Veganuary: An Omnivore's Attempt at Going Vegan for January

Harvey Wilks | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

The cause is, unquestionably, a worthy one, and more than a hollow New Year's resolution this would be a real challenge - one that might produce benefits I couldn't foresee, both in terms of my wellbeing and vis-a-vis the expansion of my limited culinary repertoire.

#IGetCounselling: Time for this chick to Find a Counsellor

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Counselling isn't all lying on couches in dark rooms with pointed-nosed, sharp-spectacled counsellors. It's just talking. Talking with a professional who is trained to not only hear, but to actually listen, and offer some thoughts that are at this point in time, alien.

New Year, New 'Skinnier' You

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

It's time to let go of the things you will never have, work on enhancing your best features and what is realistically achievable. Exercise and healthy eating programmes will not make your legs grow as long as a supermodel's.

How to Create Great Work Relationships in 2015

Sarah Abell | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Sarah Abell

Whether your relationships at work are good, dreadful, or indifferent, there's always room for improvement.

Why I'm Sitting Out of the Resolution Game This New Year

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

It is not the resolutions themselves I hate. Losing weight, drinking less, getting fit, reading more, saving money - oh yeah, I could do with all of that. Yes please. But, why oh why are we so obsessed with the beginning of a year to kick them off?

10 New Year's Resolutions That Actually Might Change Your Life

Neil Seligman | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Seligman

When we forget this and create resolutions with the intention of self-improvement, our commitments tend to be underpinned with our own negative judgments and laced with self-rejection. No wonder most of our self-improvement goals are all but forgotten by February!