Taking greater control of your mindset will have a significantly positive effect on everything in your life. Believe me. But, most of all, believe yourself!
But an increasing number of people clearly cannot be bothered to put their rubbish in the bins or take it home. Take-away wrappers, containers, cutlery, bottles, cans... they are all left there, just dumped. Often with many balloons and laughing gas canisters. So, on most days I pick up litter
The government are not going to suddenly fund drama training for people on low incomes. Despite the proven value an excellent drama training has in equipping people for so many roles in life, as well as in the arts, it's probably a low priority with graduates from low income families in medicine, law, and so many other areas also fighting for support
Want to save? The answer's pretty simple: spend less.
Awareness of the burden of debt many people are struggling under is regularly discussed by national surveys, the media and government advisory bodies. For many students, young people and families increasing debt is a cause for serious concern.
This week disgraced footballer Ched Evans has "wholeheartedly" apologised for "the effects" of the night in which he raped a 19-year-old woman in 2011 (he was subsequently convicted for the crime), but not for the criminal act itself.
John Cleese has been in the news lately for his autobiography which has the critics in agreement on one thing: how can a 74 year old man still harbour such bitter resentment towards his own mother? Answer: very easy, really.
OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?
It's that simple. In any situation, if you can stop, ask that question of yourself and accept that no matter how much you want to answer it with "well, actually, I didn't create this"... you did. If you can accept 100% responsibility for what's going on, you put yourself at cause and you immediately grant yourself the power to change it.
We live amidst a culture where we find it convenient to blame others for our problems, life situations, hardships, character flaws and just about everything else. Some of us even blame the recession for our extravagant spending habits and our luck for the bad choices we make in life. Blame shifters can be classified into four personalities: