If you’re a writer, you have, at one time or another, suffered from writer’s block. There is nothing quite as frustrating for a writer as sitting down to an empty computer screen – or blank piece of paper, if you are analog – and the words simply will not come.
Being critical of your body is one of the hardest things to overcome. We tend to be our biggest competitors, which has its pros and cons. It’s great to strive to be better, but being overly critical to ourselves will only set us back.
How well do you get on with other people? Do you find the world an unfriendly and hostile place or are most people helpful and friendly towards you? Whichever world you experience, you will find that your relationship with yourself governs all your relationships.
What makes people happy? Well, there’s no simple answer but there are clues. Look at the habits of happy people and you’ll see rather similar things People who care for others, or volunteer to help out on a regular basis, appear happier than average. Read more
Most people reach a point when they just feel tired, heavy- limbed, unmotivated and disillusioned. In reaching this point it’s not uncommon to find that a high stress, high activity and erratic sleep pattern has played its part. Read more
How do you know if you’re using a negative response style? In any relationship the way a partner chooses to respond to good, bad or even mediocre news can have a big and lasting effect. It sends signals about reliability, trustworthiness, and the satisfaction. Read more
At one level it’s one of those glass half-full or empty issues: pessimism versus optimism. The idea that we have a something called a mindset is simple and intuitive. It defines us as fixed or flexible. Read more
The happy factor. It’s the cornerstone of much self-help literature – a little happiness. To be happy doesn’t seem to be asking too much, but does it mean different things to different people and do we require some level of unhappiness in order to appreciate the difference?Read more