Positive Attitude

Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life

Michael Carthy | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Many people have a predisposed way of seeing the bad things in life. We could look to evolution for some of the reasons why we do this. Eg: it makes sense for our ancestor who lives in the wilderness to be keenly focused on what could be negative or dangerous in order to survive.

Don't Lose Hope - Be The Change That You Wish To See

A. Dassu | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
A. Dassu

We all woke up to unbelievable news this morning. I couldn't quite get my head around the fact that Americans had chosen to elect an unpredictable man...

Coming Home

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

my mother's birthday. The doctor called my parents in to break the news to them. "From the brain scans, we can see that your daughter's lower brain area is completely gray." "Our conclusion is that she had a stroke," "I am sorry to inform you this, but the brainstem is so severely damaged that she would not be able to move voluntarily at all for the remainder of her life."

Never Give In

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

I've long told bemused friends that I'm not afraid of being haunted and that I actually think it would be quite cool if it happened. Whilst some say that they would rather die themselves than be visited by the dead I don't see what all the fuss is about.

Misery Is Not a Reality

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

My name is Kati. I had a stroke in January 1995, and I have been almost entirely paralyzed with no meaningful movement or able to talk since. I have Locked-In Syndrome, I am trapped inside my body. Let me share a little secret with you;

misery is not a reality; it is a state of mind.

Words Are Powerful

Kelly Knox | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Kelly Knox

Words can inspire, empower, motivate, lift your spirits and give you joy and happiness. Equally, words can make you feel useless, anxious, depressed, not worthy, hurt and lower your self-esteem. Words Make. Works Break. Words are like a magical powder or a deadly potion.

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'.

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.

Dealing With Online Bullies - Lessons of Love and Kindness

Cat Elliott | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech
Cat Elliott

Lately there's been a few internet bullies and a few nasty attacks towards me. So far this last fortnight has been a tester - I've been told I'm an idiot, I'm a waste of space, I'm unauthentic, I've had cruel things said about loved ones, I've been told I'm too fat and then that I'm too skinny, that I'm too ugly, that I'm not a real woman...

Don't Worry - Be Monkey!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

This year Monday 8 February 2016 marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. They say that those born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be clever, innovative, energetic, enthusiastic and lively.

How to Start 2016 With a Positive

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 10.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amie Cadwallader

I love am the type of person who tries their best to have a positive attitude, and there is definitely nothing I adore more than sharing the love and making others smile. One thing I do know is when you see the positive side off things, life seems a little better, a little easier, and you are able to make the most of the beautiful life that you have...

When You've Got Something to Say, Say It Well

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

There are times in every relationship when it's important to communicate how we're feeling to others. We may have issues, annoyances, be upset, or there may be something of especial significance that needs a little time set aside in order to discuss it fully.

Overcoming the Fear of Failure

Jessica Chan | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Generally, a twofold effect occurs when we fail at something: the feeling of disappointing others and the feeling of disappointing ourselves. Therefore, we fear failure because we want to avoid experiencing the effects of failure.

Living With Loss

Libby Martin | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents
Libby Martin

It's hard to explain but I feel like a parent. I wake up every morning thinking of Beatrice. She is the last thing I think of before I go to sleep. I talk to her. I am proud of her. When she entered this world, my outlook on life changed forever; I became a different person. That's what happens when you become a parent...

Five Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Katy Flint | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Flint

Confidence is a funny thing, you either have it or you don't. Except that isn't quite true- as you may have it in one area but not in another. You may excel in one area and come across as the most confident person in the world, and yet when you find yourself in another situation you can be reduced to a bag of nerves, legs turning to jelly!

Don't Say Yes When You Mean No

Susan Leigh | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

How conditioned are we to automatically say 'yes' when something is asked of us? We may want to be of service, be seen to do the right thing, not disappoint or cause offence and yet saying 'yes' when every part of us doesn't want to is a recipe for hurt and resentmen

Life's Too Short. Eat the Cake!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I was brought up to finish everything on my plate - a hangover from my parents' experience of post war food shortages and rationing perhaps, the requirement to be grateful for what you're given and not knowing when you'll get your next decent meal.

How Do You Know What It Will Take to Make You Happy?

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Unfortunately, people believe they can be happy when they achieve a particular goal. It's really not achieving the goal that makes them happy. It's the feeling of achieving the goal that provides another feeling, satisfaction perhaps, that is mistaken for happiness.

Could Being More Spontaneous Change Your Relationship?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The funny thing about falling love is that the act is probably one of the most spontaneous things you’ll ever do in your life. You’ll spontane...

Why Discarding New Year Resolutions Will Let You Start 2015 On a High

James Brinsford | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Brinsford

So I am going for it this year. Every morning will be welcomed with open arms and the previous day's downers will be consigned to the past. Of course I will starting running. Of course I will go on a diet but this will not be because it's a resolution, it is because I want to do it so that I finish the year feeling like a better person than I started (and be able to tie my shoe laces again).

Are You Knowledgeable or a Know-It-All?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Did you know that saying 'I don't know' when you don't know something, actually makes you look confident, not incompetent! But most of us prefer to provide answers for just about anything and everything and, inadvertently come across as a know it all.

All Women Are Real Women

Leyah Shanks | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

What is real is differences. Wonderful, inspiring differences. As happy as I am to see more plus models making it big, it annoys me that we are now beginning to lean over to the opposite standpoint. It is not ok to fat shame. Just as it is not ok to skinny shame. In fact, let's just cut out the shaming altogether, shall we?

We Need More Positivity Online

Claire Lim | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

It's really easy to write a tweet, a status update or a blog about something that annoys you. The blogs I've written so far have mostly been reaction pieces to news and, reading back, I've found they're not necessarily upbeat.

PMA

Jo Haigh | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Jo Haigh

You don't have to look too hard to find substantial information that supports the effectiveness of having a positive mental attitude, whether it relates to health and well-being or business objectives.

Why Changing Your Attitude Matters

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

Yes, there is so much pain due to uncertainty (lots of efforts for no results, etc.), however pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. Instead of complaining being demotivated tweak it to being genuinely curious about upcoming life's gifts.