In the classic story Wizard of Oz, the story takes us on journey from Kansas to the magical land of Oz encountering characters representing good and bad. And one of those loveable characters is the Lion who dreams about visiting the Great Oz to give him courage. The film cleverly represents the contradictions of the Lion from picking on her small dog Toto to being paralysed with fear approaching the Great Oz. We see a character that wants to be brave and courageous but mistak
The word ‘happy’ is an elusive concept. The idea that ‘happy’ is an idealistic and utopian destination is more common belief than being ‘happy’ all the time. Over the time, I have come across many people who openly express their beliefs about the human mindset. From medical professionals to motivational speakers, they have strong beliefs about the idea of happiness. On a visit to the Children’s Royal Hospital where a panel of medical professionals discussed the issue of menta
It is no secret that focus and determination is needed to achieve your goals. But maybe, you have entered the crazy zone and you’re feeling euphoric getting to the end. But how do we take it to another level? The reason why we have certain values and ideas of reality is that we consume these ideas from the people around us. Our friends, our family members, social media, the music we listen to, the movies we watch and even everyday news. From the day we were born, our parents
So now, you know why you can’t change your habits. There’s too many shoulda, coulda and woulda’s in your self talk. And, you realise what you are doing now is not coming close to what you need to do to achieve your goals. If you are - fantastic! If not, read on... So, you have written down your goals and you understand why you can’t achieve your goals. But how do I change a habit? It always seems easier said than done. Write down your goals and then write down the steps towar
Experts, doctors and personal trainers focus on the importance on physical health. By eating our two fruits and five vegetables and exercising at least three times a week is the ideal aim for being physically health. But what happened to the focus on mental health? Undoubtedly, mental health affects our focus, clarity, wellbeing and our general happiness but why doesn’t mental health get the same exposure as maintaining your physical health. Getting fit, being skinny and phys
Everyone wants to be rich and be successful. Some people gravitate towards building a business, getting promoted at work or even wishful thinking of winning a lotto ticket. We have marketing strategies for business, working overtime at a corporate job or going to our local newsagent to buy a lotto ticket to justify our goal in getting rich. But funnily enough, the one subject we generally avoid talking about is money. How do we control our finances to get financially stable?
Every day people struggle to achieve their goals. Sometimes it can because of money. And sometimes it can be because of time. Whether we have control of outside influences, they don’t make us feel great. And when things stand in the way, self motivation can be a very hard thing to keep going. Along the way, i found that certain people do different things to achieve their goals. And I have noticed the main difference of mindset is how they perceive their goal. And yes, achievi
I remember the moment when i knew something bigger was meant for me. In my younger years, i was working for a bookstore at the airport and the longer i worked there, i noticed how people behaved differently before flying to their destination. From the guy who demanded to get a newspaper at 4am in the morning to the business people who went on their way, i slowly noticed what they bought and how they treated me. Certain people bought the newspaper. Certain people bought books.
As soon as we start crawling, we learn what is right and what is wrong. We are taught what to say and what to do from the day we understand our parents. They is no doubt our parents are there to protect us from physical and emotional harm. But as we get older and older, the lines start to blur. From a toddler to a child. From a child through to the teenage years and from the teenage years to adulthood. We learn about the world through the eyes of our parents, our family and t
When your morning routine becomes your routine *state the obvious* we are oblivious to what we are doing. We walk through our morning just doing what we need to do to start our day. I realised the pivotal moments to having a good (and lasting) day is the way we treat our mornings. My mornings wasn’t particularly out of the ordinary but I was confused why i walked through my mornings without a grudge and others seem to have a painful time getting out of bed. So here are five s