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How much water do you REALLY drink per day?

We know water is important but how much do you REALLY drink per day? The government guidelines say the ‘average’ person needs 1½ to 2 Litres per day. Do you know what that looks like? As a quick rule of thumb, 1 pint is just over ½ a litre so that’s something like 4 pints… Continue reading How much water do you REALLY drink per day?

Have you been keeping your clothes just in case?

Have you ever wondered what’s going on when you keep clothes in your wardrobe that no longer fit, are the wrong size, colour or style for you?   You may not be able to put your finger on the answer straight away but you are sending your brain a very powerful message when you do… Continue reading Have you been keeping your clothes just in case?

Strategies for Confidently and Professionally Expressing Your Feelings at Work

Mixing feelings with work? Never! Society usually tells us to keep our work problems and home problems totally separate, which ends up making a lot of people feel like they can’t bring their feelings with them to work situations. Here’s the reality: Feelings are inevitable at work. Just like any situation in life, you’re going… Continue reading Strategies for Confidently and Professionally Expressing Your Feelings at Work

The Vicious Cycle of Procrastination and Guilt

Procrastination can be insidious. It can take over your life and keep you from achieving your goals. When you put things off, it’s likely that you’ll soon start to feel guilty for doing so. We’re taught that being productive and accomplishing a lot makes you a good person. It’s this belief that can contribute to… Continue reading The Vicious Cycle of Procrastination and Guilt

What Does Productivity Have to Do with Happiness?

There’s a link between productivity and happiness. However, the connection may not always seem to be a positive one. In order to be happy, you may think you need to be less productive and work fewer hours. And when considering what it means to have increased productivity, you may envision yourself tirelessly devoting all your… Continue reading What Does Productivity Have to Do with Happiness?

4 Top Tips for Facing Your Fears

You might not realize it, but deep down everyone is afraid. The big difference between you and all those people you can see who are successful is that they confronted their fears. They worked through their issues to get ahead or went ahead in spite of them. If you don’t face your fears, you’re likely… Continue reading 4 Top Tips for Facing Your Fears

Is there a difference between a reason and an excuse?

Is there a difference between a reason and an excuse, or are they the same thing with a different label? There has been quite a lot of discussion about this subject, with many differing opinions. Here’s my take on the implications surrounding each word. According to Merriam-Webster the word reason originated from the Latin word… Continue reading Is there a difference between a reason and an excuse?

Be Grateful

Finally, you know you’re getting there when you can feel grateful for your imperfections, for the fact that you – along with pretty much every other human being – have made mistakes.. There’s a line from a song by Talking Heads that says “In heaven, nothing ever happens.” How could it? Perfection implies completion, perhaps… Continue reading Be Grateful

Give Your Time

We have seen that people who chase the myth of perfection are deathly afraid of mistakes. They see mistakes as weakness. They hate to make them. When they do occur, they hide those mistakes from view or blame other people, and often lose the lesson inherent in the mistake itself. Very often, this means that… Continue reading Give Your Time

Stay Solution Focused

There are two ways of approaching life. One is to see it as a series of problems to be solved or overcome. Unsurprisingly, people with this viewpoint tend to see the world in a somewhat negative light. Everything and everyone represents potential trouble. Therefore, they always feel the need to be on guard. They feel… Continue reading Stay Solution Focused