It’s true that a new car or house, a luxury trip, or some designer clothes and bags can give us an instant feeling of joy and gladness. But the positive emotions brought by these things quickly wane and if […]
Here are a few ways to boost your mood after the clocks go back and dark winter evenings begin.
like you mean it. A 2011 study carried out by Michigan State University showed that thinking about something positive that makes you smile can actually make you happier. […]
Don’t blame yourself for seeing the glass ‘half empty’ rather than ‘half full’. A large body of research tells us that our brain is hardwired to think negatively. Scientists call it the “negativity bias”. That’s why we find it hard to forget negative events. For example, if you had experienced being bitten by a […]
Many of us buy into what they call “myths of happiness”. Two of the biggest happiness myths are – wealth, fame and achievements can make us forever happy, and adversities could hinder us from experiencing bliss. But a growing body of research suggests otherwise. Today, many scientists agree that running away from difficulties may actually […]
Our bodies and minds can be trained to be fitter and stronger and more resilient. Below are a few ideas to try …..
Don’t take things personally
Are people always making you the target of their conversations? If someone does say something mean it doesn’t make it true. You can take it or leave […]
When we get married we all would like to think that ours will be the one that lasts and with all the stresses of life it is all too easy to let go of the relationship and end up with a separation….. even though both partners […]
Stress and Anxiety – simple explanation of the symptoms
We all feel stressed and experience a ‘usual’ level of stress every day. Stress and anxiety are often experienced together but they do not need to be. Stress can be experienced separately and anxiety can be experienced separately. It is at […]
Christmas is, according to whichever survey you read, always somewhere in the top 20 most stressful events of life – it’s often ranked as highly as sixth. Most of the other events are infrequent for most of us (deaths, marriage, divorce, house moves etc), but Christmas comes around with great regularity! According to […]
Confidence and how to get some Below are some things you can try to gain confidence.
Set small goals and achieve them.
Sometimes, big goals can be overwhelming. When we aim to take a massive step it can feel overwhelming. Try breaking it down into smaller chunks of achieveable tasks. That way, […]
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