What Is ‘Flow-State’ and Why Does it Matter?

When was the last time you recall being so immersed in a task that you don’t notice external factors or time passing you by? All of a sudden you peer at your watch and two hours have whizzed by and you feel a smug sense of satisfaction about the amount of work you have achieved.Continue reading “What Is ‘Flow-State’ and Why Does it Matter?”

How to be Happier

As someone who has dealt with various fluctuations in my mental health throughout my life, I am perpetually interested in the subject matter of happiness. More specifically, I am interested in learning about the factors that influence our happiness, and conversely, the facets of our lives which lead to increased feelings of stress, anxiety andContinue reading “How to be Happier”

The Aimless Scroll: Are We Wasting Our Lives on Social Media?

A world without social media platforms and mobile phones might seem foreign to young people growing up in today’s world, but for most of us it was the norm. Whilst I was introduced to this technology at a relatively young age, I spent a fair chunk of my childhood removed from the influences of socialContinue reading “The Aimless Scroll: Are We Wasting Our Lives on Social Media?”

Help! I’m Not Sticking to My Weight-loss Goals

So you’re relatively deep in your weight-loss journey and you’ve committed to shedding those excess kilograms. You’ve purchased the matching workout gear from Gymshark, your goals are clearly recorded in your fancy journal, and your meal plan and workout guide is well-researched, simple to follow, yet challenging enough to facilitate your desired body recomposition. Theoretically,Continue reading “Help! I’m Not Sticking to My Weight-loss Goals”

The Importance of Defining “Success” on Your Own Terms

“Success” is an ambiguous and elusive term. When we are younger and we are asked what our goals and dreams are for the future, a common response to proffer is the vague “to be successful” reply. It is as though we provide this response automatically, with the assumption that there is one objective and singleContinue reading “The Importance of Defining “Success” on Your Own Terms”

Common Misconceptions About People With Social Anxiety

It’s taken me twenty-six years and countless nausea-inducing occasions with friends to make me realise that I have social anxiety. The nerves associated with any social-interaction has been so attached to my identity and experience interacting with other people that I never even considered that it was abnormal. For as long as I could rememberContinue reading “Common Misconceptions About People With Social Anxiety”

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Just like any start to my day, I woke up at 5.00am. It was dark outside, because even the sun thinks I’m insane for starting my day so early. I slowly climbed out of bed. I felt a heaviness in my chest as I trudged to the kitchen and flicked on the kettle. Shoulders hunchedContinue reading “How to Turn a Bad Day Around”

Factors That Influence our Happiness

When you were younger and you were asked about your dreams and goals for adulthood, it’s likely you envisioned a mansion with a glistening pool, an outrageously attractive spouse, and a shiny black BMW. You probably had dreams about being a famous actress or singer with adoring fans on every continent, despite having as muchContinue reading “Factors That Influence our Happiness”

Five Tips For Changing Your Behaviour For Good

Unless you’re one of those viscously dedicated people who never deviate from your goals (on behalf of the entire human race: too good mate), chances are you’ve set out to change a behaviour and have been unsuccessful in doing so. Whether it’s to increase your levels of physical activity, eat less MnM’s on a nightlyContinue reading “Five Tips For Changing Your Behaviour For Good”

How To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

It’s never a good idea to be completely apathetic about other people’s opinions of you. If that were the case, you probably wouldn’t bother helping anyone out, and you might spend your days hedonically consuming recreational drugs, wearing hideous clothing and eating buckets of fried chicken for breakfast. Caring about what other people think ofContinue reading “How To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think”