Self Improvement

Losing The Battle Of Self-Improvement

Dave Berry | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Berry

I've been put on 'gardening leave', not only for contractual reasons, but also it would appear, so that everybody I tell mimes playing the world's smallest violin. In total it amounts to five whole months outside of the workplace. In my particular case, it's the time off between hosting one radio show before embarking on another.

Unleash The Fool In You And Be Inspired

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Now I am a middle aged fool reconnecting with my dreams. I am still misunderstood and judged, but that's ok. I can cope with that. And I am hoping to live long enough to become an old fool with a heart full of passion.

What I Learnt About Fitness Instructors Whilst Doing My 100 Sports And Fitness Classes In Year Challenge

Sam Taylor | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Taylor

Two years ago, I took on the challenge of trying 100 different sports and fitness classes in a year. My friends and family were concerned that I was having a mid-life crisis but I assure you, although the initial idea was alcohol influenced, I was deadly serious.

Seven Mental Exercises That Can Make You A Better Thinker

Quora | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Opportunities for concerted practice are hard to come by these days. Purely intellectual conversations are relegated to college students, hipsters and academics. Fortunately for you, there are some great places to practice. Quora for one. You should write every answer -- even frivolous ones -- seriously. Think about pattern recognition and alternative arguments. Also, surround yourself with intellectually curious people. Their conversations will get your brain spinning.

To Live Your Best Life, Learn These Ten Simple Habits

Quora | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Call your parents, siblings, friends. Be there for them. Be generous. Open your heart, your mind, your wallet. Make someone's day. Show your gratitude. Give a praise. Give a support. Accept. Don't judge. Love. There will always be more work to do and more dishes to wash. Share your love and care today.

Social Media And Mobile Tech: It Gets In Your Head

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Aaron Balick

Answer me this. Can you get through this entire article without checking your phone? Try it and see how far you get. At average reading speed it will take about five minutes. Can you go five minutes without checking your email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If not, you need to seriously ask yourself if your attachment to your social media is messing with your head and your relationships.

Have You Ever Self-Harmed Without Realising?

Samantha Glass | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

With an average of one in ten people self-harming, it's important that we're all aware of the facts, the definition, and how we can help others. You may think that self-harm purely means somebody cutting themselves. This is not always the case; self-harm can describe many things people may do to themselves whilst experiencing overwhelming emotions.

Why Failure Is An Essential Ingredient Of Success

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Banham-Hall

Successful people are usually well acquainted with failure. This is simply because successful people are triers, experimenters, optimists and they don't give up easily. They're not afraid of being first, of falling flat on their faces, making people laugh or crow.

The Real Key To Living With Confidence Isn't What You Think

Quora | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

When someone commits to integrity, they find they have to make some minor everyday changes. They have to become honest with themselves and this can be very hard at first. When you stop blaming the bad things on circumstance and bad luck, you realize that you have a lot more control over your life than you thought.

Learning To Love The Man In The Mirror

Neil Martin | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

When you look at yourself, what do you see? For many years I tried to avoid the man in the mirror, because he was my chief critic, judge, jury and executioner...

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...

How I Learned To Tame My Nerves Before Speaking In Public

Quora | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Quora

How can people become more comfortable with public speaking? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people t...

Why We Need To Start Minding Our Own Attention

Antony Mayfield | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
Antony Mayfield

Now, look at your attention. Loose, flabby and spilling out all over the place. Yes it is. Pull yourself together! Get your attention straight and stop blaming your distracted state on all those apps, streaming services and smartphone alerts.

This Simple Five-Step Plan Will Boost Your Overall Happiness

Quora | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Before you go to bed, think about the good things in your life, and show gratitude when someone helps you. Focus on giving one genuine "thank you" a day, and notice how much better you feel. Be gracious in success and defeat.

The Long Kiss... Hello

Anya Hayes | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Anya Hayes

But simultaneously, I'm clinging on to his love of it and his need for closeness to my bosom, because I know once I let it go then...well, it's gone. It's easy to become marooned in a habit of mourning and lost goodbyes, without properly greeting and welcoming new phases in life.

Anything Is Possible When You Believe - Pregnant Serena Williams Just Proves This

Lucy Griffiths | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Griffiths

When we start imagining something and start believing something, we open up pathways and new possibilities in our brain and then anything is possible. No matter how sceptical you might feel, put aside your cynicism, and be prepared to believe.

10 Books That Will Guide You On The Road To Success

Quora | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Quora

What 10 books would you recommend for an adult who wants to start trying to live a successful life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain ...

Be Disruptive In Your Daily Life!

Keith Grinsted | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Keith Grinsted

There are a set number of hours and minutes each day, and you cannot change that. But, you can change how you use those hours and minutes. You have control, so use it. If you want or need to make changes in your life, you can. But as I have said above, you must make the effort.

One Easy Tip To Break That Low Self-Esteem Cycle

Robert Kelly | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Kelly

Although our self-esteem is a product of the recent experiences in life and the way we've processed them - negative experiences and a subsequent negative thought process will inevitably lead to low self-esteem - it is entirely possible to reprogram yourself into processing these experiences differently.

Unravelling My Thoughts

Rachel Lamb | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

Admitting that I needed help to organise that box of emotions I'd pushed to the back of my mind for so long was a huge milestone for me. Going from an abusive relationship, to escaping and feeling strong and empowered, to finally coming to terms with the fact that I can't deal with it on my own, is one hell of a realisation.

Confidence Is A Skill Not A Personality Trait: Four Lessons To Develop Real Confidence

Tayana Simons | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

I've lost count of the number of times I've talked myself out of things because I didn't think I was confident enough. Holding back from saying what I wanted to say because more confident people were speaking up.

Are We All Just Hostages To Fear?

Louise Jackson | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

It's dark and late. I walk through the heavy rain, dragging my bags behind me on the isolated midnight streets of a Filipino city. A Filipino city w...

Wave Goodbye To Self-Criticism And Say Hello To Compassion

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

There's a deeply entrenched belief that you need to be self-critical if you want to work hard or do well. That you have to suffer to succeed and without self-criticism you might become complacent or put in less effort.

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

Five Ways To Overcome Life's Challenges

Miranda Adams | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Adams

Have you ever been in such a difficult situation that you've not known what to do or where to turn? Sometimes life can present us with these situations that really test us on every level, causing us to find within ourselves everything we have in order to overcome them.