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Why the Pressures of Penalties are a Great Lesson for Life

Author: Nicky Forster

It’s the business end of the football season now, with the success or failure of 10 months of hard work coming down to 90 minutes of football, and more often the case, a kick from 12yards in the form of a penalty shoot-out.

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My Top 5 Non-Negotiable Health Practices

Author: Nicky Forster

Following a healthy lifestyle often seems incredibly complicated.

There is no shortage of information available online all offering tips for living a healthy lifestyle, and yet advertisements and experts all around seem to give conflicting advice.

 

A recent study suggests healthy habits may help people add years of life and sidestep serious illnesses

 

Though many of us live stressful, demanding lives, with just a little tweaking here and there, we can develop habits that will help us live healthier and more productive lives.

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Bad Habits Lead To You

Author: Nicky Forster

Research suggests that 70% of our behaviour is formed by habits, but, forming habits is a tricky business, whether it is giving up on a destructive habit like smoking or introducing a new one such as exercise, the science tells us to not look for fast results and instead focus on playing the long game.

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Don’t Struggle In & Struggle On, Check In & Check Out

Author: Nicky Forster

Hands up if you do any of these . . . . .

 

If you have a work email that can be accessed on a device at home?

 

If you sleep in the same room with the device that delivers the work email?

 

If you open work related emails and documents in your private time, in the evenings and weekends?

 

If you doze off to sleep thinking I need to do that work related thing tomorrow, or wake up in the middle of the night thinking about and work-related issue?

 

If you pick up your phone, and look at your phone before saying hello to your partner in the morning?

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What’s your ‘Micro Goal’ this week?

Author: Nicky Forster

We all have long term goals, whether it is buying a home, writing a book, or losing weight. We may not know that we have them, they may just be ideas that we have or things that we want to do, not realising they are a goal, but even if you dent know it yet, you are on one micro-goal away from the start of your journey to success.

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Are You Living Your Perfect Average Day?

Author: Nicky Forster

Research shows that 95% of our life is automatic, meaning that we aren’t being intentional about most of the choices we make each day, instead, we’re letting life come as it is rather than shaping it into what we want to experience.

 

Is it time to take back that control and live a life of fulfilment and personal development?

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Why spring is the best time to spring into action?

Author: Nicky Forster

Did you know that spring is the best time of the year to look up to the skies and watch meteor showers?

One of which is the Lyrids meteor shower, which appears from April 16th to April 26th each year.

 

A useless bit of information you may think , well maybe . . . . . . but there are reasons for me thinking that this time of year is a great time to not only enjoy the first rays of sunshine and warmth on our faces, the bright yellow daffodils that encircle our parks and gardens and the two extra rest days in the middle of the month (Good Friday and Easter Monday), but this is a great time to look up, get up, look out and get out in many ways be it a physical, mental or a professional capacity.

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Is Friday the New Saturday?

Author: Nicky Forster

The concept of the four-day week is simple, employees work four days a week instead of the traditional five, with no reduction in salary, but can it work and are we ready to make the change?

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Are You Daydreaming With A Purpose?

Author: Nicky Forster

We can all relate to long periods of daydreaming during our schooldays, sitting gazing out of the window wishing we were somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else.

But was that all a waste of time . . . . it seems not.

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Are You Being S.M.A.R.T ?

Author: Nicky Forster

According to a Harvard study, the level of adults who actually set goals with a strategic plan is about 3% and people with written goals are 10 times more likely to reach them than those who don’t have them, as for business, a staggering 80% of small business owners don’t keep track of business goals.

 

So, WHAT do this elite 3% do to set them apart from everyone else, HOW do they do it and perhaps more importantly than anything else is WHY do they do it?

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