How can we help to stop ruminating?

How can we help to stop ruminating?

We all find ourselves ruminating from time to time. Rumination helps us to remember things and solve problems. It can be described as obsessive or deep thinking. If we have a project to complete for work, then rumination helps us to keep it at the forefront of our...
Help! Why do I procasinate?

Help! Why do I procasinate?

I’d be very surprised if anyone reading this has not found themselves procrastinating at some point in their lives. Instead of doing the things that need to get done, we can very easily find ourselves being distracted by almost anything. Instead of picking up the...
Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Overwhelm can be described as the feeling that we are not able to cope with the situation we currently find ourselves in. It’s very common for us to feel overwhelmed at different points during our lives. While the specific things that causes overwhelm maybe individual...
The bank of willpower

The bank of willpower

It’s around this time of year that most people will have already given up on their New Year resolutions. Research has shown that roughly only 9% of people who make a New Year’s Resolution will actually succeed. After gaining my degree I spent 8 years working in health...
The benefits of exercise on mental health

The benefits of exercise on mental health

For thousands of years, it has been thought that exercise has had a beneficial effect on our brains. To quote Plato “In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other...
Your brains’ amazing neuroplasticity

Your brains’ amazing neuroplasticity

What is neuroplasticity? Neurons can be thought of as the building blocks of your brain and nervous system. Your brain is thought to contain roughly 86 million of them. Plasticity refers to your brain’s malleability, in other words, its ability to change....