Whether it’s starting a new exercise regime, promising to dedicate your time to mastering the piano or striving to expand your knowledge of the French language beyond “bonjour” and “un baguette”, despite our best intentions the bundles of motivation we begin with often dwindles faster than we expect. Though some people’s willpower can triumph for a while longer than others, knowing some easy ways to quickly turn a negative mindset into a power driven one can benefit us all at some point. Borrowing from others… With most of us universally agreeing that comparing ourselves to others in any way is detrimental to any of our own goals and mental health, using the achievements and determination of others can be a great tool when used correctly to motivate ourselves. Our admiration for the journeys others have taken to run a marathon or write their first novel can act as our inspiration…
The value society places on jewellery is an interesting one. There is, quite literally, the monetary value we place on jewellery. Then there is the sentimental and emotional value. Proceeding value, however, is the fashion of jewellery and the impact it has on how people view the wearer. As an example, diamonds, once upon a time, connoted wealth and grace. Nowadays, they are more likely to be connected with over-the-top gaudiness and vulgarity.
With political tensions rising over Brexit, Trump, and Kim Jong Un, distractions sound pretty good. Music can uplift moods, while lyrics entertain us and rhythm encourages us to dance. Below is a selection of bands that is will easily distract you from whatever you are worrying about (at least temporarily) and put a smile on your face.
Whether it’s for fitness reasons or for clearing your mind, there is no denying the transformative powers a walking holiday can give you. It offers you the chance to escape everyday worries and forget daily stresses temporarily, allowing you the time to recover from the hectic modern lifestyles we have built for ourselves.
Wellness philosophies, or lifestyle concepts, are a recent trend for lovers of wellness. Japanese ikigai and Danish hygge are just two examples that modern lifestyles seem to demand and deem necessary for living longer and happier. The way the world is going, we need all the positive help we can get. Below are the wellness philosophies recently uncovered and trending.
Body positivity is a hot topic in the news. From curvy models to hairy celebs, our society is slowing changing it’s impossible beauty standards. There is still a long way to go, however, as shown in the recent headlines, either congratulating or dismissing the brave people going against social norms.