New Years Resolutions

New Year Goals: Work Less, Live More

Samantha Walsh | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

I'm not dismissing making positive changes to your life; on the contrary, I'm all for learning, improving and evolving, but I find that change happens when you're mentally in the right place - not because society dictates that the first of January is the day on which we ditch all our bad habits and become mung bean-munching paragons of virtue. It's just not realistic.

Choose Pleasure Over Pain To Stay Active In 2017

Dr William Bird MBE | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr William Bird MBE

If you're looking at getting fitter, healthier and happier in 2017 why not go out more with friends and family or explore and discover in the hidden gems in your community - you may find being active is easier than you think!

Being Somebody Else's New Year's Resolution

Laura Krippner | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

On Friday night I'm catching up with an old friend for coffee. The last time that we did this was never. We don't live in cities where it's easy to pop in somewhere mutually convenient on your way home for a quick drink or bite to eat.

The Fallacy Of Fitspo

Louise Lawless | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Body confidence is at the root of how we feel about ourselves, and this shouldn't be extrinsically linked to meals or workouts (or lack thereof) , is a few kilograms really enough to warrant you feeling hatred or disgust at your body? Ashley Graham's confidence wouldn't falter if she either lost or gained a few pounds, could the Victoria's Secret angels say the same?

The Only Resolution You Need

Sapna Pieroux | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sapna Pieroux

That summer I said 'yes' to five music festivals and countless gigs. Highlights were Glastonbury - #lifegoal - and The Big Chill - with a girl I'd just met at a gig who asked me!

Why I Resolve To Be Glued To My Phone In 2017

Toni Hargis | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech
Toni Hargis

I have made the usual token 2017 resolutions - lose a few, drink less during the week, be more organised, and so on. One bandwagon I'm not jumping on though, is to be "less connected". I may vow to put the pies down, but not my phone.

Essential New Year Resolutions Every Mum Should Make

Ursula Brunetti | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents
Ursula Brunetti

The mums I know have so much they want to accomplish in 2017 - firm up, lose weight, see more friends, take toddler to more classes, do more creative play, spend more quality time together as a family, write a book, start a blog - up their instagram game... t

9 Types Of People You See Doing New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We all start off with good intentions for January - essentially trying to make ourselves a better version of the cheeseboard-consuming-human-potato we...

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.

Make 2017 More Sustainable!

Tania Arrayales | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tania Arrayales

I know these can seem daunting but remember to choose 1 or 2 in areas where you know you can stick with it like morning coffee, volunteering or just walking. Another tip get your family & friends involved the more the merrier and you can hold each other accountable.

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

This Four-Year-Old Has Worked Out The Problem With Your New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is – we struggle to keep them up past January. So we should all take heed of this inspiring speech from a ...

The False Promise Of New Year's Day And Mondays

Karen Oliver | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Oliver

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.

RIP To Celebrity Pedestalling

Kylie Barton | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Kylie Barton

68 celebrities died in 2016. Over 56 million people died in total. So, the RIP posts spamming our Facebook walls are for 0.00012% of the people who actually passed in 2016. Wouldn't it be better if we put all our 'mourning' energy into use, to combat some of the ills that contribute to the deaths of millions?

New Year, New You?

LJ Ferris | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ferris

Instead the new year will bring a different kind of new me. I will fashion a new me from actions and words, a new form sewn out of relationships and strengthened with self confidence. I will endeavor to look in the mirror and like what I see, or find something each day to like. I will try my best to love more, to love stronger, to be kinder.

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.

Dream Big - How To Set New Year's Resolutions And Keep Them

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Despite this, I'm a big fan of "NYRs" and believe they can be beneficial for both mental health and general well being - as long as they're made in the right kind of way. The key to good NYRs is using them to celebrate your successes and basing them on what you hope to gain, rather than give up.

Time For 2017

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I believe that despite all the imbalance around us, we need to position ourselves in a steady spot and remember that, as human beings, we have endured and overcome so many things. As tough as it may seem now, we will survive Trump and Brexit too.

Dealing with Advice Overwhelm at New Year

Laurie McAllister | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

You can choose to implement two tips, or all 17. You can choose five New Year's Resolution's, just one or none at all. No doubt you'll be able to find an article somewhere or a friend that agrees with your decision regardless.

Seven Tips For Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Mark Griffiths | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Mark Griffiths

As a Professor of Behavioural Addiction I know how easy people can fall into bad habits, and why on trying to give up those habits is easy to relapse. NYRs usually come in the form of lifestyle changes and changing behaviour that has become routine and habitual (even if they are not problematic) can be very hard to break.

How To Finally Get Your Sh*t Together In January

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s that time of year again where over-indulgence morphs into a clean-eating, fun-sucking purge. And for those of us who never managed to get on ...

Empathy: What Our Dysfunctional World Needs

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adnan Al-Daini

It is argued that empathy cannot be taught but could happen through our positive non-judgemental interaction with others. We need to listen and to imagine what it is like to be the other. It is always easier to interact with others if they belong to our group, and hence it is easy to empathise with them as they experience sufferings and hardships through life.

The Kardashians Can Help Your New Year's Resolutions

John Beeby | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Beeby

If your guilty pleasure is watching The Kardashians, then forbid yourself to watch it unless you're on a treadmill. The same goes for dieting: tell yourself you can only watch Judge Rinder if you've had a salad, and new associations will take shape in your brain.

How To Spend New Years Eve At Home, Without Feeling Like A Loser

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If your plans for 31 December are shaping up to be more couch potato than crazy partygoer, have no fear because you’re not alone. A survey has reve...

Day 9: 12 days of Christmas dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So, what would you say if I told you all the stress that you endure in your day was making you fatter? As if there wasn't enough to worry about anyway with food and lack of exercise, your lifestyle is making you gain weight and there is nothing you can do about it