As promised here’s the 3rd part in my Motivation series. If you missed the first two you can catch up here:
14 Ways to POWER-UP Your Motivation INSTANTLY (1 of 3)
14 Tips for PLANNING Your Motivation INTENTIONALLY (2 of 3)
Hopefully in my last two posts you’ve picked up a couple of ideas how to instantly power up your motivation and intentionally plan for even more. But we’re not finished yet: there are Continue reading
What happens when you get out of bed in the morning? Do you stumble into the shower? Reach for the coffee? Trip over the dog? The things you do first in your day, and the way you do them, can set you up for success or failure…
As part of my Self-Improvement I have taken time to analyse how I use my time, how much I get done each day and what techniques I can use to enhance these.
TV has been bringing world news and entertainment into our homes and lives since long before the internet was invented. But in our pursuit of Self-Improvement, perhaps we are missing something…
photo credit: Florida Memory
Amongst several inventors early last century, John Logie Baird is credited with being the first to produce a live, moving television image from reflected light. Little more than a hundred years later, TV is generally considered to part of ‘normal’ life and many of us have multiple television receivers in our homes and even in our pockets.
On average in the UK we watch around four hours of TV every day. In the US this figure rises to five hours or more, particularly as we age. So if you live to be 80, you might spend as much as 16 of those years watching television. Why do so many of us spend such a staggering proportion of our lives in front of the TV screen? Continue reading
The way we think is central to everything we experience. Some years ago my life had come off the rails and I was diagnosed with clinical depression…
photography: D Coetzee
…The journey back from that dark place was long and slow. Prescribed anti-depressants improved my mood sufficiently to give me space to think more rationally. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) gave me some new frameworks and models for thinking about my life. Mindfulness exercises brought me back from unhelpful thinking patterns into more productive ones. Continue reading