Articles with the tag motivation

Tips for Starting That Job You’ve Been Putting Off

It’s very easy to convince yourself to put difficult jobs to one side, and much more difficult to actually get started on them. This might seem like a good short term solution, but in the long run, you’re setting yourself up for trouble. So here are some tips to help you get started on those […]

What You Know About Self-Compassion Is Probably Wrong, Here’s Why:

You’ve all heard about compassion – that laudable trait of feeling the sufferings of other people and wanting to help them – and the hows and whys of practicing and preaching it.  But self-compassion is in a somewhat different category. It conveys a hint of negativity – if you are self-compassionate, you run the risk […]

10 Personal Motivational Mantras for a Better You

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln The mind is a powerful tool, and most of our life issues can be conquered by training the mind. One of the ways we can train our mind is to identify mantras which can change the way we see […]

What Motivates You at Work?

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Anonymous You might be thinking that was said by Confucius, but its origins have never really been tracked down accurately, so let’s just leave it at that – anonymous. In any case, it’s the idea that counts. […]

6 Videos That Will Inspire and Motivate You

I don’t spend a lot of time on YouTube watching videos, but now and again, a Facebook post catches my eye. I then find myself watching that video, and sometimes, one thing leads to another and before I know it, I’ve spent more time on YouTube. While that may derail my plans for a bit, […]

7 Things to Do When You Don’t Want to Get Out of Bed and Face the Day

We’ve all had those days when we just don’t feel like getting out of bed and facing the day. The heavy feeling may even start the day or night before. It’s normal. It’s life. That may very well be the case, but it still doesn’t make things any easier when we have one of those […]

7 steps to a happier life

We all want one fundamental thing in life and that’s to be happy. But true happiness seems to be an elusive thing in today’s hectic, stress-filled world. We may have all the gadgets we could possibly want and a constant stream of information at our fingertips, yet stress, anxiety and depression are all on the […]

The benefits of green exercise

We all know that regular exercise is essential for both a healthy mind and body. According to the Mayo Clinic, taking regular exercise helps to prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Indeed, research also shows that exercise can have a positive effect in reducing anxiety and […]

Self belief and mastering your mindset

About six months ago I took up running and have found it to be really helpful for beating stress and improving my overall fitness. Six weeks ago a friend of mine invited me to take part in a competitive race – something I’ve never done before – and I accepted the challenge. However, now that […]

How to give your confidence a boost

We all go through times in life when our confidence takes a hit. Something goes a bit wrong in your work or personal life and suddenly your self-esteem feels a bit shaky. This sort of confidence crisis can be difficult to recover from, which is why I thought for this blog post I would take […]