Personal Development

It's Time to Question Everything You Know About Commitment

Edward Pike | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Edward Pike

What if commitment was in fact a commitment to your true needs and to your soul's longing? Which by default also means your true need and longing for joy, pleasure, fun and connection - and all the awesome things that the mind doesn't seem to understand.

Anything More Than Nothing Is Something

Trevor Silvester | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

You can't negotiate with success. You either do what it requires, or it goes to someone else. Usually that's the person who doesn't care that they're tired, who starts earlier or works later, who turns off the TV, who sacrifices 'me time', who finds a way around every obstacle.

Five Reasons to Join a Mastermind Group

Chris Paradox | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Paradox

The people who you surround yourself with are the biggest influence on your life. They are either a negative influence holding you down, or a positive influence lifting you up.

Housework: Should I or my mother do it?

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Therefore, without any excuses, I should do my chores. Yet before I get to them, my mum has already taken over and would rather I studied. I only hope that she releases her book soon.

How to Take Imperfect Action

Stephen Doran | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Doran

'Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction' Harry Truman I am only human and by far not the least fallible either. A serial perfectionist, I c...

No Regrets Living

Bev James | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Bev James

Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse who spent years caring and counselling dying patients. She recorded their last wishes and when she questioned whether they would do anything differently, Bronnie noticed common regrets and themes surface again and again.

Eight Things Nine Years of Chronic Illness Has Taught Me

Steve Errey | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

With some outstanding views at the top and a load of white-knuckle twists that make you want to throw up, it's made me get myself together in ways I'd never have guessed at. Here are 8 things I've learned from nine years of chronic illness.

Why I Think Reading Business Books Is Often a Total Waste of Time

Hanni Melnicenko | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Hanni Melnicenko

I quit reading business books almost right after I read Tim Ferriss' The Four Hour Work Week. Not because I had 'found the one'! But because the penn...

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.

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.

Can You Achieve Real Confidence?

Suzy Greaves | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Greaves

When I'm out and about meeting Psychologies readers at our events, we often talk about no-limits, 'magic wand' thinking. If you could wave a wand and change something about yourself - what would you change? 'Confidence' is the word I hear over and over again. If we could only be a little bit more confident and comfortable in our own skin, the world would be our oyster...

How to Make New Year's Resolutions Stick

Adrian Kirk | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kirk

Every year, millions of people make New Year's resolutions. Every year, most of those resolutions fall by the wayside. Lots of us don't even bother making them, because we expect them to fail. So how do you make a resolution stick?

How to Exercise Ripple Awareness

Michaela Horan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

When I do something, like make a change, or a choice about my life, it has a ripple effect on a whole bunch of people. Some of those people I know. So...

Is Fear of Failure Paralysing You?

Vicki Marinker | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway was first published in 1987 and is now a bible for personal development. Susan Jeffers believes that fear comes from not feeling good enough about ourselves.

A Record Breaking Athletics Goal Achievement Lesson From The Environment In China!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

As I watched the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing, I was struck by the amount of records broken, and I found myself shaking my head at ha...

Why Coaching Is About Becoming the Very Best Version of Yourself

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

After a few years of coaching and helping hundreds of individuals, I want to share my insights into what coaching is for me and why I believe it can help you become the very best version of yourself.

Never Mind Elections, In Our Lives We're All Politicians All The Time!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gordon Bryan

UK General Election in 2015. US Presidential Election in 2016. Elections come and go, politicians come and go, but in between the elections politics is not for us, right?

Why It'll Feel Weird Not Voting For Myself!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Gordon Bryan

In my articles during the election campaign I've not suggested who to vote for, and that's been deliberate. I will tell you who I voted for last time though, and it'll be weird not doing so again this time... I voted for myself.

Why Your Purpose Is Not to Have a Destination

Janice B Gordon | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janice B Gordon

I realised in my forties that my purpose is not a destination, but it is the experience, it is the journey. It is the entire impact I have on the world, with my relationships, my experience and the impact of my actions.

A Letter for Your Journey

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

A gap year provides many wonderful opportunities, beyond those that may have initially anticipated. Yes, there is the freedom to travel wherever he wants, to literally be able to turn left or right as the mood takes, but a trip like this offers much more than that.

The 'Betty Moment'

Trevor Silvester | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Silvester

If I look back for other occasions in my life when I've felt so helpless, so utterly incapable of influencing a situation, where I've surrendered to an imminent horror, none spring to mind. I'm sure if I persevered I could dredge a few up, but why burn happiness doing that?

Shake Off a Bad Mood

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

How do you deal with a bad mood? Do you eat yourself silly? Reach for chocolate? Go out for retail therapy? Look for other things to fuel the bad mood? Snap at anyone who gets in your way? Because a bad mood must be shared with others, right!

Finding Happiness Now!

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

We can look at some of the poorest poverty-stricken families in the world, yet they seem to find joy and happiness in their daily lives. Happiness doesn't come from outside of ourselves it comes from within. It's a mindset shift. It's a decision that no matter what is going on around us, you choose to look for happiness.

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

Leading Ladies

Jo Haigh | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Haigh

There comes a time when you realise that actually you aren't very insignificant indeed. That very few things really matter and that actually most things don't matter at all.