Hey there, folks! Today, let’s dive into the topic of building inner strength and how it can help us tackle those tricky, challenging situations that life throws our way. We all know life isn’t always a walk in the park, but by cultivating our inner strength, we can face adversity head-on and come out stronger on the other side. So, let’s buckle up and explore some tips and tricks in this quick post to help us develop that unbreakable spirit!Continue reading “Building Inner Strength: 8 Tips to Harness Your Power to Overcome Difficult Situations”
Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect? It’s a psychological phenomenon where people with low ability in a particular area tend to overestimate their own competence. In other words, they don’t know what they don’t know, and so they think they know more than they actually do. Meanwhile, people with high ability tend to underestimate their own competence, as they are more aware of how much they still have to learn.Continue reading “The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Why Ignorance Isn’t Always Bliss”
Something I believe in and try (not always successfully) to embody is living life to the fullest and embracing every moment. One way, and probably the best way, to achieve this is through mindful living. Mindful living is about being present in the moment, cultivating awareness, and living with intention. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of mindful living and share practical tips for incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.Continue reading “Mindful Living and Why It Is Important”
It’s been a minute but I’m back. It has been an interesting couple of years for everyone and certainly a challenge. I’m sure I am not alone in experiencing the myriad of new assaults on my time and wellbeing – both physical and mental. Because of this, I thought we could explore the intricacies of modern life and how to navigate it in a way that promotes happiness and wellbeing. We will explore the challenges of finding happiness in a modern world and I’ll provide some practical tips to cultivate happiness and fulfilment.Continue reading “Being Happy in a Modern World: Tips for Life”
I think we all get to a point in our life where we stop and wonder, to ourselves or another, what am I doing with my life? Perhaps this point comes at retirement when your job can no longer define you. Maybe you have just finished university and you are not sure what to do now. Perhaps you have been in the same job or field for years and it is becoming apparent that it is not what you wanted from life. You are not alone in these thoughts.Continue reading “Asking yourself: What am I doing with my life?”
The world has become a very different place in a matter of weeks and months. Whilst some continue on with their normal lives, many more seek shelter from the rampant virus spreading over the globe. There are shortages in shops, lockdowns, and more fake information then you can shake a reasonably large stick at. The way people react to the Coronavirus will change the way society works going forward, as will the response and survivability of businesses large and small. With everything going on, you would be forgiven for being a bit nervous. It’s important to remember that this will not last forever, and here I want to outline some points and tips to help ensure you stay positive during these trying times.Continue reading “How to ensure you stay positive during trying times”
At my workplace, I have recently been involved in a training day about dignity and respect at work. The policy itself is a lengthy piece of work, as you might imagine, and deals with all sorts of issues from harassment and bullying to discrimination and victimisation. During the training session – which was aimed at managers so we could identify and deal with issues as they might arise – it became obvious that there are many ways to insult people without even realising it. Certainly, since the training, my awareness of the issue has increased tenfold and now I really know why being nice matters. Appreciation and some happy thoughts can take you a long way.Continue reading “Appreciation and Happy Thoughts: Why Being Nice Matters”
Valentine’s Day is an odd day. A special day to show you love someone? Surely every day should be thus! We do not love our partner any more on Valentine’s, so why would it be necessary to show them that love more than usual? It is possible that in your hectic life you aren’t spending enough time showing that love? If it is then it is understandable. We are all often very busy. We take things for granted. That is why Valentine’s Day is so important – to remind those that we love that we do love them. And I have an idea of the perfect gift for them: your attention.Continue reading “Give the gift of attention this Valentine’s Day”
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Perhaps a cornerstone of this website and the theme of its writings is that one should always be a good person. Rarely is there a time to act otherwise. I believe that by being good people and doing good unto others, we can find fulfilment and, indeed, enlightenment – if you’re into that kind of thing. Let’s take a closer look at the second part: being good to other people and spreading positivity and happiness!Continue reading “Spreading positivity and happiness”
When talking about goals, about dreams, and about life, it is easy to feel a bit daunted. It is often viewed as easy to give up on a goal in favour of maintaining the status quo simply because we worry about the cost of failure. Over our life, this worry slowly develops into a fear. Partly due to it being normalised in our society to fear failure, but also because we remember how it feels to fail.
In order to fully comprehend everything you are about to learn from this site, you need to have a working knowledge of a few key topics. One of those is mindfulness. So, let’s look at what it is and why it is important to you in your life.Continue reading “Mindfulness: what is it and why should it matter to you?”
In the early 1980s Benjamin Libet conducted a series of experiments where subject’s brains were monitored whilst they chose to initiate an action. It was concluded that the brain was initiating the action before the person became aware of “deciding” to do it. What this study challenged was the concept of ourself being all powerful within us. In guiding our behaviour the conscious self’s role is not quite what we thought it was. When we think about our conscious mind and the power it holds the role is overstated because it feels so powerful. To put it another way, the conscious mind is naturally deluded about its own nature.