Habits: How To Achieve Incredible Things

Has a single thought ever changed your life radically? It happens to me all of the time. All of the time. … and I’m just talking about small changes, but what I’m discovering more and more is that small changes count. Before I go on (well, before you read on), this is a re-posting of something I wrote a few years back on the fascinating subject of Habits. It’s actually one of a few posts I wrote on the subject, this one (which I hope you will continue to read) and the following posts about how we form habits (and … Read The Full Article …

Overthinking: How To Retrain Your Brain To Think Less

Do you agonize over the simplest decision? Do you replay again and again in your head past dialogues or hypothetical ones you wished you had? Do you worry about the consequences of your actions to the point where it’s keeping you awake at night? You are an overthinker. Just like more than half the female population in the US and more than 70% of 25 to 35 year-olds. The good news… thinking IS a good thing. It helps with processing information, making informed decisions, solving problems. The more you think, the more you stimulate your brain, the more intelligent you … Read The Full Article …

Mindfulness, The Wandering Mind & The Power of Now

It’s nothing like as easy as it sounds… How could it be? Mindfulness is a really simple concept to grasp, really easy to understand, and if I told you how to do it (which we did here: How To Practice The Art Of Mindfulness), you’d master it in a crack. It’s not like learning to play the violin or building a rocket. It’s not complicated at all. Yet, it’s nothing like as easy as it sounds. I know, you probably spotted the contradiction there. I just said it was easy and then that it isn’t. Oh. My. Gosh. Let me … Read The Full Article …

Just Walk: (aka Don’t Like Exercising? Then Just Walk – It’s The Best Form of Exercise Anyway!)

I don’t particularly enjoy exercising. What I like even less than exercising is exercising in a gym in the ‘comfort’ of an air-conditioned, enclosed place. You run for miles and go nowhere. No fresh air. No sun. And, if you watch the News while running, no empty space to relax your mind as well as your body. I nearly forgot to mention… it costs quite a lot of money too – especially when you stop going as regularly as you started off when you joined. By now, you probably feel too guilty to cancel your gym membership because, really, you … Read The Full Article …

Relaxation: Can’t Relax? Here Are 4 Tips To Help…

Finding it hard to relax? Relaxing should be the easiest thing in the world: take a break, do nothing or do something you enjoy and voila! Yet, I’m sure you know many people who never manage to relax. They don’t relax in the evening after work. They don’t relax at week-ends. They don’t even relax on holidays on a beautiful sandy beach. Hands up if it’s you? I have to admit I used to be like this. Work always came first. I cancelled many holidays because projects at work got priorities and when I finally managed to take some time … Read The Full Article …

Moderation: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Sides of Moderation

Moderation has become such a buzzword but… is it justified? “Everything in moderation” seems to be the key to a healthy life and solving obesity rates. Moderation in food habits. Moderation in drinking habits. Moderation in exercising habits. Why Is Moderation So Praised? Moderation is the holy grail of nutritionists for 2 main reasons: no excess and variety. If you remain moderate, you avoid excess. You pay attention to the size of your portions. Consequently, you won’t put your body under too much stress (alcohol, sport, sugar…). You’ll still have all of this, but in small quantities that should not … Read The Full Article …