Tag: Better life

Do you frequently say ‘Isn’t time flying by?’ If you do, you need to stop now! Here’s why and how.

For my own peace of mind, I need to stop focusing on how quickly time is passing (or how it often appears that way). I’ve been doing this more and more over recent years, yet it was only recently that I noticed the negative impact this has on me. It isn’t beneficial for one simple …

Why you’ll never again hear me complain about turning 50

I turn 50 in the very near future and it seems I’ve done nothing but moan about it for the best part of the past 12 months or so. Or rather, I was moaning about it, up to around 2-3 months ago, when I was listening to an episode of ‘The Life Lessons Podcast’, specifically …

Find the time to do the things you love each day

Last week, I wrote about the importance of doing a little every day to build momentum over time. The post referenced several examples of tasks where there will be benefits from spending just 10 minutes per day on them. Linked to this, I stumbled upon this quote a couple of days ago – a favourite …

A little every day

That Joe Wicks – he’s a bit of an all-round wonderful bloke, isn’t he? Not content with being the nation’s PE teacher of choice throughout Covid, he’s cementing his ‘legend’ status by providing a huge amount of free workouts (check out his YouTube channel if you haven’t already – it’s great), free recipes (check out …

Why I’ve suddenly realised I need to go for the smaller option when it comes to food

At the age of 49, I’ve experienced a eureka moment when it comes to food. After half a lifetime of bad habits, I’ve finally realised that it makes much more sense to go for the smaller option where food is concerned. I’ve always had an *ahem* ‘healthy’ appetite and almost always go large when presented …

If you don’t prioritise your life, someone else will

This is another post influenced by a podcast I listened to recently, so I can’t take the credit for much of the content here. However, the core message was so profound, I had to share it. Greg McKeown is an author and podcaster. His book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is one of the …

Why I perform better when I’m up against the clock – time on my hands isn’t good for me

This is a classic example of a problem I have that I believe should be easy to resolve though the reality is quite different. It’s an issue which dates to my secondary school days (a period when I completed something like 6 or 7 English essays in the week before my GCSE deadline, rather than …

A health / weight update – I’m not as fit as I thought I was…

Despite needing to lose weight, I’ve always thought I was relatively fit. I walk quite often. I eat a relatively health diet. I get plenty of fresh air. I just need to work on shedding the excess fat that I’m carrying. However, a couple of things lately have demonstrated to me that I’m not as …

I need to stop living life like I’m stuck in a revolving door

Right now, it feels as though I’m living life like I’m stuck in a revolving door. Not at all from a family and personal relationships perspective – everything is absolutely fine in that regard. This relates more to the general routine and humdrum of life. Here’s an example of a typical week for me: Monday …

50 expert tips to feel more positive

I don’t usually like using other people’s content as a full blog though I’ve had this bookmarked for a few months now and feel the need to share it. It’s a really good list, containing 50 tips from GPs, psychologists, musicologists, and many others, on how to feel more positive. You may feel some (or …