Book Review - Spark: How Exercise Can Improve The Performance of Your Brain

Book Review – ‘Spark: How exercise will improve the performance of your brain’ by John J. Ratey and Eric Hagerman

Published by Quercus. First published 2009. Kindle edition. Other editions have the title: ‘Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain’ – this is the same book. I chose to read this book because it was recommended on another blog, and it looked interesting and relevant to me, especially as I have been …

A Guide To Neutralising Anxiety Triggers

A Guide To Neutralising Anxiety Triggers

This post contains a collaborative portion. You might find that you get anxious in certain situations. I thought of a way that could help to undo or soften that trigger and gradually neutralise it, at least to an extent: Do something that is similar to the activity where you feel anxious, but without the particular …

Tips For Dealing With Pre-Performance Anxiety and Nerves

Tips for Dealing with Pre-Performance Anxiety and Nerves

In this post, I will share with you some of my ways of dealing with pre-performance anxiety and nerves. By performance, I am talking about any situation where you have to ‘perform’ that you are anxious about. This could include a concert, a rehearsal, a sports match, a social occasion, a meeting, a public speech, …

17 Activities That Will Re-Energise You

17 Activities That Will Re-Energise You

Do you sometimes feel unmotivated, and struggle to get yourself moving to get on with tasks? Do you get drawn in by the temptation to procrastinate? Sometimes in these situations, it’s wise not to keep pushing yourself to get on with the tasks that you ‘should’ be doing. If your energy and motivation are low …

8 Things To Remember When You Are Going Through A Challenging Time

8 Things To Remember When You Are Going Through a Challenging Time

If you are going through a difficult stage in your life, here are some guiding principles to keep in mind, to give you strength and keep you moving through your challenges. 8 Things To Remember When You Are Going Through a Challenging Time Sometimes you have to break things down so that you can build …