Stress is What You Make of It

We can all get stressed at different times and by different things and this can in the worst case drastically affect our health and life expectancy, or in the best of cases make our day to day lives more difficult and unpleasant for the duration of the stress.

A lot of my friends always tell me about how stressed they are and how difficult it can be to cope with such heightened worry and difficult life situations. There are plenty of things that psychology and ancient traditions have taught us that can help with such situations but according to this great TED Talk by Dr Kelly McGonical the way we look at the idea of stress can affect the impact it has upon us.

To me this is an astoundingly refreshing way to view something that can affect us all and shows that through the attention we pay to things we can have a bigger impact on our reality than perhaps we previously thought.

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Beginning to Let Go

We go through life with various things that get in our way, things that trip us up and can sometimes change our path; often these are things over which our control level equals something close to zero and this can be a worry and sometimes upsetting thing for us. What we want in life can often seem like it is on the other side of a raging torrent.  Continue reading

Why You Must Stop Searching For Happiness

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“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Happiness can’t be searched for, it is something that we all already have within us. Our culture has developed in such a way that we are no longer able to recognise this, we expend so much energy looking without to find what is already within. Continue reading

4 Simple Ways to Stick to New Habits

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Building a habit is difficult and for a lot of people can create a lot of resistance even though they are starting something that may well be good for them. Research differs but building a habit with a very good chance of keeping at it requires 21-30 days of practice. Habits can be so difficult to keep for a number of reasons; for me the biggest reason is I make my intended habit too difficult and complicated when I first try to adopt it. Here’s the top four tips I’ve found to keep at something.

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5 Ways to Keep the Promises You Make to Yourself

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Making promises to ourselves is something we all do and sometimes we can find these promises difficult to keep. Breaking a promise we make to ourselves to start a new habit or to move in a certain direction, even once, can make us less inclined to carry on with our intention; keeping these promises is key to staying on the path to where we want to get to.  It today’s article we’ll look at a 5 tips on how to keep your promises to yourself. Continue reading

For Your Own Sake Be Yourself!

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“Above all be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it” ~ Unknown

You might be thinking “I’m always myself, who else am I supposed to be?” I’d ask you to think for just a moment about how many times in the last month you have genuinely been true to yourself. Now take a moment to think how many things that you have said or done were because of fear or because of the way you feel others will expect you to behave. Continue reading