Being Too Busy Is Bad For Your Health – Ways To Relieve The Pressure

Dr Devon Price, the author of Laziness Does Not Exist, has always gone above and beyond. Relentlessly productive, the social psychologist was the sort of person who got a small thrill when frantically checking things off their to-do list. “I am someone who was playing by the rules of society, which say that your worth is determined by…

Motivation: so what is it?

Motivation – it is something we need in life to progress. It can cover all areas of life from exercise, to our social life and even our careers. Motivation – a definition Motivation is a reason for actions, willingness, and goals. Motivation is derived from the word motive, or a need that requires satisfaction. These…

How Getting Dressed Up (Or Not) To Sit Home All Day Affects Your Mood

After nearly a year of sheltering in place, even the most polished among us have shifted to a lower-maintenance appearance. Our makeup and hairstyling routines have been downgraded to the bare minimum, if not eliminated altogether. Our pants have been traded for matching athleisure sets and pajamas paired with college sweatshirts. Coincidentally, our mental health is also on the…

‘Be kind to yourself’: experts’ tips on coping with lockdown stress

For many the latest lockdown has been harder to deal with than the previous ones and psychologists are reporting a rise in people experiencing the symptoms of sustained stress similar to burnout at work, including problems with sleep and concentration. However, there are ways to help deal with current uncertainty, and below are a selection of expert…

Get Active Blog: I’m Resting Up

Today I’ve had to take an extra rest day, after weeks of higher intensity training, the muscle soreness has caught up with me… significantly.  I am not new to exercise, and therefore I plan workouts carefully to have higher and lower intensity days, whilst maintaining one full rest day per week.  But over time it…

Why I Went Cold Turkey From Social Media

This article covers something that I have been thinking of doing for a little while…… If you’re anything like me, you have a subtle, socially acceptable addiction, one you can indulge in wherever and whenever you please. You have a compulsive need to scroll through headlines, jokes, insults, pictures, music videos and various other synapse-zapping…

The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To Science

This past year has been an excruciating one for millions of people, and our collective wellbeing has taken a serious hit. Against that bleak backdrop — and given that Covid-19 case numbers are still reaching record highs, even as vaccines have arrived— it seems silly, almost, to think about cultivating emotional wellbeing. Now? Really? And most…

Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries

Drawing, singing, writing, knitting… lose yourself in something creative to find inner calm. You might also come up with solutions to problems. Upon reading this article, it is something that I was able to relate to. So I had to share…. ‘When the first lockdown began in March, my son developed a persistent cough. I…