Health and Fitness Parenting Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

Learning to Love Yourself

The changing faces of parenthood. I always thought the phrase ‘Loving yourself’ described something negative. That it in someway implied that one was arrogant and self-obsessed. However, for me learning to love myself has been a bumpy journey but something I have come to learn is very important to leading a happy and fulfilled life. […]

Health and Fitness Parenting Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

Retaining Perspective is the Key to Success

Growing up in a disrupted alcoholic household has left me with many hangovers as an adult. However, some of the key effects have been feelings of continued shame, perfectionism and an inability to do failure. My life has been filled with a litany of perceived ‘Failures’. – Failed A-levels. – Failed PhD. – Marriage problems. […]

Ways to overcome procrastination
Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

10 Surefire Ways to Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination has been the thief of time and productivity for millenium. I recently wrote about the reasons why we procrastinate. Once we have a clear understanding of why we procrastinate we can take steps to become more overcome and guard against it. The benefits of overcoming procrastination are clear. It reduces stress and anxiety and […]

Reasons why we procrastinate
Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

The Importance of Understanding Why We Procrastinate

I recently wrote about surefire ways we can overcome procrastination. However when tackling procrastination it is important to understand the underlying reasons why we do so. If we understand why we do it then we can do something about it. The benefits of overcoming procrastination are clear. It reduces stress and anxiety and enables us […]

Dadtime: Starting small to build confidence!
Parenting Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

Dadtime: Starting small to build confidence!

For some Dads spending enjoyable time with their children comes naturally and easily. However, for others the thought of spending time with their children can produce anxiety and worry which can result in a reluctance to do so. This can lead to a crisis in confidence and feelings of guilt and failure as a Dad. […]

Green Eyed Monster
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The Scourge of the Green Eyed Monster

I imagine this will turn into quite a confessional and meandering post. I should be doing other pieces of work but there is nothing more cathartic for me than writing out about something that it is bothering me. Today it is something that can rear it’s ugly head regularly if I don’t work hard to […]

Health and Fitness Travel Work Life & Personal Effectiveness

10 Ways to Overcome Our Post Holiday Blues

We have just returned back from our first full family camping trip which was very much a success! However, as someone who was diagnosed five years ago with Bipolar II, together with OCD and various anxiety disorders, I have to be very mindful of my triggers for depressive episodes. One such trigger for my depression […]