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Goal Setting with Smart Goals

SMART Goals

In order to be effective and achieve in life it’s necessary to know what you are aiming for and how you are going to get there. Setting goals is an important component in maximizing your effectiveness and feeling a sense of achievement. They are beneficial in both long and short-term aims. Using SMART goals will enable you to feel a sense of control over your life and give you a clear sense of purpose. SMART goals are goals, which are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timed. Read More…

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

The concept of mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism but is becoming increasingly popular in western culture. Mindfulness is the practice of focusing your awareness on the present moment. Most people are living their lives in the future or the past. The practice of past and future thinking can create a lot of stress, anxiety and unhappiness Read More…

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Gratitude and Happiness

gratitude-corkboard

The simple act of gratitude can be transformational. Too often we examine our lives and life situations from a perspective of what is missing, what we would like to change or what we would like more of. So how can we cultivate more gratitude in our lives? If we simply look at what we do have and what is going right in our lives we can significantly alter our mood and our outlook which can improve our overall quality of life. Read More…

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Relationship Advice: creating and maintaining a healthy relationship

relationship advice

There are a number of factors which contribute to a healthy relationship and that first and most important one is you. The importance of knowing who you are and having a healthy self esteem cannot be emphasised enough when it comes to building and maintaining a great relationship. Your partner should not “complete” you, you should be a complete and whole person alone. Read More…

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