Why do bad things happen to me? How your explanation of bad events shapes your experience

Why do bad things happen to me? How your explanation of bad events shapes your experience

When something bad happens to us, your belief about the causes of the problem influence your mindset and put you into either an optimistic, empowered state or a pessimistic, disempowered one. As you can imagine, this in turn heavily influences the way you act (or fail to act) in response to the problem.

5 Common Thinking Traps (and how to recognize them)

5 Common Thinking Traps (and how to recognize them)

There are five common thinking traps that once you have fallen into them can be difficult to navigate your way out of. Unless you can identify the nature of the trap and see it for what it is – a distortion in your thinking – you’ll end up stuck in an endless maze of self-perpetuated negativity and unhappiness.

Watch out for the boats! Five strategies to deal with frustration and regain your patience

Watch out for the boats! Five strategies to deal with frustration and regain your patience

WOAH!!! STOP!!! I looked back from my kayak to see people shouting and waving their arms at the man in the truck.  Furiously backing his trailer down the boat ramp, he was headed straight for the girl scouts in kayaks at the bottom waiting patiently for their turn to be pushed off into the river. [...]

3 Positive Mindset Strategies to Beat the Back-To-Work Blues

3 Positive Mindset Strategies to Beat the Back-To-Work Blues

Ah, vacation. That magical, carefree time away from the office. An opportunity to relax, unwind, and let the stresses and strains of work melt away. We spend what feels like forever waiting for it to arrive, then in the blink of an eye, it’s gone. Poof. Back to work. Enter the back-to-work blues. A heavy [...]

How to beat your alarm clock

How to beat your alarm clock

NERRR! NERRR! NERRR! NERRR! *Obnoxious alarm clock sound* Ugh. Hate it. Being ripped from my sleep by that awful sound. Doesn't matter if I have twinkly bells or a booming foghorn, I hate it just the same. For many of us, getting out of bed is an art form. A carefully designed process of coordinating [...]

How do I feel grateful for things in life that aren’t what I want?

How do I feel grateful for things in life that aren’t what I want?

If you follow the law of attraction, you'll be familiar with gratitude as a powerful tool to help you manifest the things you want. Specifically, feeling grateful for the things you already have will attract more things into your life to feel grateful for. While this seems pretty simple the problem many of us have [...]

#1 thing to do when reviewing your goals makes you miserable

#1 thing to do when reviewing your goals makes you miserable

It’s one of the most common and basic pieces of personal development advice. Set your goals, write them down, and review them each day to refocus your efforts and motivate you to take action. Yet for many of us (myself included), reviewing our goals can leave us feeling frustrated and defeated. Instead of firing up [...]

The biggest disease facing the minds of humanity

The biggest disease facing the minds of humanity

An insidious disease of epidemic proportions is spreading across the nation, wreaking havoc in the minds of hundreds of thousands of people. Affecting even the greatest and most successful of minds, we each do battle with this disease daily - and it is winning. Yet despite it's all encompassing grip, it is surprisingly easy to [...]

How to feel more confident in 2 minutes

How to feel more confident in 2 minutes

Psychologist Amy Cuddy explains how the simple act of changing your posture can impact how you feel on a biological level, leaving you literally feeling more confident in a matter of minutes Watch the Video... If you enjoyed the video, or have experience of this working for you, please share in the comments below! Stay [...]

3 simple mindset techniques to help you stick with your New Year resolutions

3 simple mindset techniques to help you stick with your New Year resolutions

Sticking to New Year resolutions is tough. Time and time again we start the new year with good intentions to get fit, eat healthy, get a new job, start a new business, or take up that new hobby we've been dreaming about. Yet inevitably, those good intentions and resolutions quickly fall by the wayside and [...]