As odd as it may seem to think about the return to work before you even go, dedicating a little time to this process will really pay off -leaving you free to ease in to your break knowing you can completely switch off, rather than collapsing in to it exhausted and frazzled with worry at what you might come back to.
A Guide to Self-Care and Rest During Your Holiday... Because You Deserve It.
Best books on personal development
Summer is a great time to reflect on the positives from your year so far -and to explore how you might build on these to make life even better for you and those around you.
We’re surrounded by images of travel and adventure these days, and - compared to previous generations – opportunities to pursue the exciting escapades we dreamed of in our younger days are more accessible than ever.
"Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success”. Shiv Khera
There’s nothing like learning from those who have gone before you. And books are a great way to do that. Curating a library of influential, personal development books is an excellent investment in ourselves. Here are some of our top recommendations:
“I’m in love with the cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” - John Green
As the old saying goes, your thoughts do affect your actions, and harnessing the power of positive thinking can help you live your best life. When you live and breathe a positive attitude, it trickles into your day-to-day routine, your relationships and your career. While changing your mindset is a little daunting, it can be as simple as having a positive thought of the day. If you need helping hand, we’ve got seven steps towards positive thinking, to help you along the way.
The phrase ‘life-changing’ can conjure up all kinds of emotions –excitement, anxiety, a feeling of being overwhelmed. When we think of changing our lives we often default to big, drastic acts that we hope will bring about 360 degrees of change. But that’s not always what we need. Nor is it often achievable. There’s no better way to set yourself up for failure than by aiming for unrealistic, unachievable goals in an attempt to effect change.
When you’re faced with a big decision, do you go with your gut feeling, or do you make a careful list of pros and cons? Following your intuition can be a great way to tune in to your true desires. But even when you think your decisions are based on logic and common sense, they are often steered by emotion.
How do we let our emotions work for us, instead of against us? The secret to enjoying more satisfying relationships could lie in cultivating your emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence, or EQ, has been a popular topic in the self-help and personal development world for a while, but what is it? And can it be learned?