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Resolutions

Have you found it hard to keep to your new year resolutions? Do you find that you are reverting to old ways? If so, what are you finding the hardest? I decided that there are things that I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Winning Mindset

Andy Murray’s loss to Roger Federer in the 2012 Wimbledon championship could have set him back months or more in mental preparation for the 2013 tournament. Instead, he reflected positively on the defeat. Although satisfied with his performance, he looked … Continue reading

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Is it Time for You to Change?

Do you have a habit that annoys others? Can you be over-the-top? Maybe it’s time to change? If not, what will it take? I have a small collection of trainer footwear of which I am particularly fond.  There is one … Continue reading

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Who Would You Be If..?

I went recently to a fancy dress party to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Originally, I wanted to go as Super Mario from the computer game of the same name. However, I tried on this costume in the fancy dress shop … Continue reading

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Uncover Your Potential

Channel 4 has been airing a programme called ‘Hidden Talent’. As a keen linguist I saw last week’s episode where a young English man undertook a 12 week programme in Jordan to learn Arabic, an extremely hard language to learn. … Continue reading

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The Truth about Exercise

Exercise, some people love it, others don’t. I fit into the second group of people. Although I do enjoy walking and will do so on average for thirty minutes a day. But I have always avoided the gym and I … Continue reading

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Stress Management (Part 3 of 3)

In my first term of University I lived in self-accommodation halls. Unfortunately, I only knew how to cook spaghetti bolognese; boil and scramble eggs; and beans on toast.  Consequently, I was a frequent patron of the local fast food restaurants, especially … Continue reading

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Stress Management (Part 2 of 3)

When I was in my early twenties, I found myself getting nervous around people who I deemed to be more intelligent than me. I hated silence. I would start talking and rambling and would try to be funny to ‘break … Continue reading

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Stress Management (Part 1 of 3)

Last year, The Guardian Newspaper produced an article entitled ‘recession causes surge in mental health issues’. The year before, The Independent produced an article on the increase of stress in women. Yesterday, Mail Online  has published an article on stress … Continue reading

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How to Increase Happiness

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently revealed survey questions to measure ‘happiness’ in the UK. Questions they will ask, from April next year, include: how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? How happy did you feel yesterday? How … Continue reading

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