Negative self-talk is damaging and often the result of stress, which prevents our prefrontal cortex from functioning properly. If the source of stress cannot be removed, you can use techniques such as reframing and positive self talk to combat the negative self-talk and improve your confidence and productivity.
A positive, happy attitude helps you overcome challenges, builds emotional resilience and lays the foundation for success. So think big and speak positively, avoid overwhelm with bitesize tasks, be kind to yourself, look after yourself and keep fit and healthy.
By taking up ‘happiness habits’, we can improve our wellbeing. There is no universally effective habit, so choose one that works for you. Take up a hobby or improve your sleep patterns but whatever you choose, repeat it regularly.
Living in the present improves our happiness and reduces stress. Eckhart Tolle describes it as “the most precious thing we have” and says it is key to finding happiness. Exercise, mindfulness and altruism can help us to live more fully in the present moment.
Overcoming envy will lead to a more fruitful, fulfilled life and to greater personal integrity. It will, most importantly, leave you well positioned to make a positive impact in the world and to bring about change for good.
Individualism has not brought happiness but instead created a society that is disconnected and dissatisfied. However, letting go of our ego and replacing it with compassion and contribution enables us to live more fulfilled and meaningful lives.
Dogs tend to be pretty contented creatures and studies show that owning a dog is great for your health. So what is their secret to happiness? What would dogs teach us, if they could talk?
You can become a changemaker through what you do at work. Collaborative leadership and setting up charitable initiatives can help to increase workplace happiness and productivity. If you are changing jobs, look for a company that has strong core values.
We would all like to feel more fulfilled, happy and connected. We may think we do not have time to work on such profound issues but, in fact, you only need ten minutes. Journalling, exercise and reaching out to friends will all help and ten minutes is enough to make a difference.
Both life and sport coaching aim to improve performance and achieve goals. There is overlap between the two but life coaching arguably requires a deeper level of insight. This can only be accessed by the coachee. An effective life coach will guide, not dictate.