Mindfulness has tremendous benefits: it reduces stress while increasing clarity of mind, enjoyment, effectiveness and many other benefits. But it does take time. This article is for you if you’d love to practice Mindfulness, but simply can’t find the time. What’s the quickest way to practice Mindfulness?
Where does happiness come from? According to one study (Lyubomirksy, Sheldon and Schkade), it’s 50% genetic, 10% due to circumstance and 40% due to how we respond to circumstance. You obviously can’t do much about the 50% genetic component – although if other people seem happier, it may help to accept that they may just have better “happiness […]
The simplest and quickest way I know to get a bit of relief from stress goes like this: Take 3 deep breaths. Each time, breathe in deeply (without forcing it), then breathe out slowly and smoothly. How can this be so effective? Well, it’s having a direct effect on two parts of the brain
We normally think of relaxing by getting out of the situation – taking time out, chilling out, getting out of the country for a wonderfully relaxing holiday. That’s very important. We need it – and most of us need more of it. Time doing nothing is a valuable activity! But there’s another way: relaxing into activity. We do it naturally […]
Emma woke in a state of panic. That evening she was to give her first ever live poetry performance. It was high profile too – tickets to the “Cambridge Creative Cabaret,” cost £18, and Emma was on the programme next to Britain’s Funniest Woman of 2012. No pressure! Emma was also starting to realise that her […]
Ed was facing a deadline for submission of a PhD Dissertation Proposal Paper. He was feeling stressed, exhausted and even scared. His breathing was tight and fast – almost hyperventilating. When he told me what was at stake, I wasn’t surprised he was so stressed. In order to go ahead and finish his PhD, this […]