Change means different things to different people – some love the novelty and excitement, while it fills others with fear and anxiety. It’s a cliché, but the one thing that never changes in life is change. Whether we like it or not, it’s impossible to keep things as they are. The cells in our body are … More Making lifestyle changes that last
Did you know that 40 to 45% of adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each year but research also shows that the percentage of people who maintain new year’s resolutions falls sharply as the weeks go by. The following shows how many of resolutions are maintained as time goes on: * Past … More Motivational conflicts
One of my favourite quotes is from the author Will Garcia, who writes: “The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it is something you allow.” I find that such an empowering concept, and … More Change is not something you do
IF WE DO NOT CHANGE OUR DIRECTION, WE ARE LIKELY TO END UP WHERE WE ARE HEADED. Chinese proverb How to find the right direction in life? I am not sure I discovered the ultimate answer to this question, but like to think that I am not the only person exploring this topic. Have you … More If we do not change our direction…
I never heard the term ‘freshers’ flu’ used anywhere other than in the UK. When you start the academic year (or at any time of the year) and feel a bit down, and you have cold symptoms (sneezing, coughing, sore throat, headache, fever, shivering), you know you caught it. There is always a bit of history … More Suffering from freshers’ flu?
It’s funny how little things can throw us off course. Our body gets so used to its rhythms and patterns that any changes to our daily routine can have a big impact. I really noticed the phenomenon after the clocks went back at the weekend. Just the difference of an hour can affect how we … More Sleepless in the City
I had initially planned to write this week’s blog about something entirely different – but then life never turns out exactly as we expect! Following feedback from readers of last week’s post, I have decided to write more about the subject of change – and specifically, the kind of mindset we need to adopt in … More Acceptance is the key
I love this time of year – you can really feel a freshness in the air of a morning and see the leaves on the trees starting to turn. I also look forward to the nights drawing in, getting out my autumn clothes and hunkering down to a cosier existence. London is beautiful in every … More Feel comfortable with change