Self Improvement

After My Last Health Scare I Decided On A Treat That Was Life-Changing

Karin Sieger | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Fear, uncertainty, relief, reprieve and human resilience - these are all part of going through a health scare. And regardless of the outcome, such scares can become personal milestones, we want to mark and celebrate. But how?

Revisiting The Road To Happiness

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

In 2006, at the height of my career and living in Knightsbridge, I took a three-month sabbatical to meander off the beaten track in India. The reason was that I was earning in excess of £100,000, yet I never seemed to have enough money to treat myself.

Lead A Healthier Lifestyle With This Six Step Plan

Katrina Bruni | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrina Bruni

As a blogger, woman, mother, business person, sister, daughter and friend, I have naturally set some high standards for myself. I want to achieve, I want to be the best I can possibly be, but at what cost? You may well feel the same. Constantly putting pressure on yourself.

The Impact Alopecia Areata Had On My Self-Esteem

Leynna-Jay Honegan | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Leynna-Jay Honegan

I never realised how much hair could impact someones life, because when you see someone who's lost their hair It's always a different feeling compared to actually experiencing it yourself. Only a few people knew about my alopecia, because I was too scared to tell anyone, I thought my friends would look at me different or treat me in a different way.

You Are Enough

Bonnie Bruce | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bonnie Bruce

You'll run in circles wondering why the hell not. Wondering what you're doing wrong and what everyone else seems to be doing right. Wondering when somebody will look at you and say "you're perfect. You are enough" or, more importantly, when you will say it to yourself.

Gravity Is Your Posture's Friend

Adrian Farrell | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Adrian Farrell

I've always found it remarkable how common it is for people to behave as if gravity is the enemy, and yet we're entirely evolved to interact with it as part of the way we function, no less so than with the air we breathe. Russian scientist and academic P. Anokhin phrased it thus:

What Is Imposter Syndrome And How Can You Overcome It?

Katrina Bruni | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrina Bruni

Mindfulness is by far the most effective for restoring balance, confidence, realism and keeps you grounded. Coming from someone who has suffered from depression and high anxiety, I love what effect it has on me and I know it works.

Are You At Peace Or At War With Your Self?

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Making peace with another or in the world - we all talk about it. But are you at peace or at war with yourself? Do you know and do you care? Does it matter?

Ten Ways To Let Your Light Shine Brightly

Susan Leigh | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Many of us have at times felt prompted by the desire to focus on becoming the best version of ourselves, to let our light shine brightly and become the brightest ever! It may be at the start of a new year, a special birthday or the sudden realisation that we're not getting any younger. Sometimes it's a 'now or never' impulse.

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.