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Tips To Help You Fall In Love With Sport And Working Out

That’s it, it’s decided! I am going to take up a sport and stick to it this time round! If you've made this brave decision, congratulations, because once you’ve uttered those magic words, the hard part is over…well almost! The blood, sweat and tears will still come afterwards. To give you the best chance of following through with your plan, you are going to have to follow some advice to help you achieve your aim and make a habit of working out. If you follow our advice, soon your body will be begging you to become more active.

How To Stay Motivated When It Comes To Working Out

Do you like the idea of working up a sweat and toning your body on paper? Yet, when it comes to throwing on your work-out gear, do you suddenly feel a little more reluctant? We all have a bit of a love hate relationship when it comes to exercise, but once we find the determination to get the ball rolling, all of our doubts disappear. Physical activity is essential, but when it feels like an obligation, finding the incentive is tough. Our advice will help you fall in love with keeping fit and will keep you motivated 24/7.

6 Ideas To Keep Your Teenager Busy This Summer

The vacations are just around the corner and if you're anything like me, you're probably dreading seeing your teen slumped on the couch being completely inactive, or even worse complaining about how bored they are. But what if they had some interesting projects planned for the summer that would help them acquire some new skills to bolster their resumes. It's time to consider the possibility of a healthier and more exciting schedule!

How To Deal With Returning To Work After Having A Baby

Amongst all the things in life that can make us upset and feel down, going back to work after maternity leave is definitely one of them. Farewell mollycoddling, hours of cuddles, and tickles, and instead hello boss and annoying coworkers! Will the feeling of guilt get the better of us? Is your new life compatible with your previous professional one? With so many questions swirling around about the ordeal and challenge of missing your baby, we've decided to offer you some of our best advice to help you get through this tough period.

The Things You Really Need To Buy To Prepare For Your Baby's Arrival

The arrival of a baby is an exciting time, however it can soon turn into a very cost worthy experience, especially for first time parents. If we haven't already been there and got the t-shirt, the idea of what a baby really needs can be fairly cloudy, which means we often fall into the trap and temptation of buying everything that catches our eye. In reality, babies only require a few essential bits and there's no need to go overboard or to feel guilty about not being able to provide a whole range of toys and strollers. Here's what's essential for welcoming your little angel.

Dad's Couvade

I bet you're wondering what couvade means, right? Well, the couvade phenomenon kicks in when a pregnant woman's partner starts to experience the same pregnancy symptoms as she is going through. Although this sounds fairly unbelievable, 1 in 5 fathers experiences this sensation, and I think that’s what surprised me the most when I looked into the subject of sympathetic pregnancies. The symptoms typically include bloating, morning sickness, irritability, and nausea, plus they are more likely to appear with the first child. If your man experiences this syndrome, here's what to do.

Stockholm Syndrome

I always wondered how we could have sympathy for someone who took us hostage. Plus, with what we constantly hear in the press, I am terrorized by the idea of experiencing this. Indeed, this is a psychological phenomenon that kicks in and allows us to survive. The term "Stockholm syndrome" appeared in the 70s and occurs when the victims adopt the vision of their tormentor, even defend him! But, why do we act in this way with a person who mistreats us or, even worse, someone who puts our life in danger?

Why Working From Home Is More Tiring Than Going Into The Office

Less time wasted taking transport, less stress around you, everything suggests working from home is more relaxing than office life. Yet, these past months have been the death of me. My colleagues are no longer there to urge me on, and my obligations at home prevent me from concentrating. Working from home isn’t the most relaxing option for working. Here are 5 reasons to explain this fatigue.

Can A Narcissist Become Obsessed With Someone?

Now, narcissists are known for demonstrating a worrying lack of empathy along with deviously manipulative traits, oh, and before I forget to mention it, HUGE egos too. Yes, that’s right, they love spending hours looking in the mirror and being told how fabulous they are. To put it in other words, people with this personality disorder are firmly in love with themselves, to the point of being totally obsessed with their so-called perfection, but the question is, can they put their self-admiration aside enough to become preoccupied with someone else?

How To Stop Yelling At Your Children

Sunday, 8.30 pm, it’s quiet again at home and I take the opportunity to make myself a promise; this week I’ll hold firm and I won’t scream at my children. Except I’ve already made myself this promise several times, yet never seem to be able to stick to it… Things have to change, but how can I get my children to listen to me without raising the decibels?

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Quality Of Life At Work, An Important Issue!

One of the things that attract me the most when I apply to a company is the quality of life they offer. And be careful, when I say the quality of life, it’s not just about having a table football table in the break room, with a bowl of fresh fruit. It’s a set of aspects that will enable me to feel good at work. What are they? How do you define it, and why is it such an important issue? Quality of life is a vector for performance and well-being, and it can make all the difference. Let’s explain.

10 Passive-Aggressive Examples To Help You Recognize This Behavior

We all have sarcastic and manipulative tendencies that emerge when we feel stressed or even under pressure. Although, we can't particularly be proud of this kind of behavior, we all exhibit it. These negative behaviors are usually noticeable very quickly, that is, except in passive-aggressive people who bury their emotions. These particular individuals act in the shadows but are still very harmful and toxic, especially if you are friends with or even dating one. Discover our 10 examples that will help you to spot passive-aggressive behavior, and reveal what you can do when you are confronted with it.

How To Break Up With Someone You Live With - 5 Tips To Go About It

Have you decided to end your relationship, yet you want to do it in the kindest way possible? If you are in this situation, you must go about it in the right way, regardless of what's gone on or who is to blame. Breakups can be brutal, and you don't want to inflict pain and suffering on your partner, right? But you can't exactly let yourself be unhappy for much longer either, and need to move out. Letting someone down gently is a tough balance to enact, and it involves asking yourself the right questions to make the separation as painless as possible. If you want to be able to walk away from your partner in the smoothest possible way, you're in the right place.

The Power Of Hugs, It's Time To Share The Love

Individualism is great, but deep down we all have needs and do enjoy connecting and exchanging with other people. Humans all need a little affection and comfort at some point in their lives, no matter how strong they claim to be. That's right, at certain points in our lives, we all need to feel reassured, cared for and love, and hugging does just that! The question is why is this seemingly simple gesture so important in lifting our spirits and making us feel better?

10 Morning Routine Ideas For Productivity, Plus They Take Less Than 5 Minutes

At 6:55 a.m., the dreaded alarm clock violently rings out. By 6:56 a.m., you're no doubt already stressed at the thought of having to get up, get ready and rushing around. Yet with a little motivation and 5 minutes to spare, you can transform this stressful morning ritual into a moment of relaxation. A productive day starts in the morning and motivates us to go out and be successful. Starting out right will set you up for a great rest of the day and will remodel your attitude into a winning one! Take a deep breath and put the normal stress to the back of your mind because we're about to enter a peaceful space.

Early Signs Of A Toxic Relationship, And Tips On How To Escape

It's often tough for those in abusive relationships to face the music and admit that things aren't healthy. Controlling behaviors span from constant criticism, which makes victims feel drained, to domestic abuse. If any of these situations ring true to you, then it’s probably about time you gave your relationship some thought and started thinking about leaving the relationship and moving on. We're here to discuss what qualifies a relationship as toxic and what we need to do to put an end to the abuse. After all, it's time you made your future brighter and started focusing on your wellbeing.

These Are The 10 Most Common Reasons People Divorce

Love is only said to last 3 years, which probably explains why only 50% of marriages get past the 9-year mark. Learning this made me instantly realize that I needed to start making more of an effort with my partner if I didn't want to part of this sad statistic. Relationships are tough, what with the daily grind, the invasive in-laws and the temptation to go looking for affection and attention elsewhere. Without further ado, discover the 10 most common reasons for divorce.

Why Do I Constantly Need To Be In Control?

Wanting things to go well is perfectly normal, but sometimes this need for perfection can represent a huge barrier in our lives. Do you have trouble not giving in to the temptation of micromanaging everything in your life? Does leaving things to chance make you nervous and put you on edge? Where does your need to control everything come from? Letting go and becoming more easygoing will change everything for you and help you start living your best life. Discover how to let loose and free yourself from this need.

So What If I Hate Working?

I always thought that I was surrounded by people who loved their jobs, that is until I started openly talking about how much I hate working. Let’s get one thing straight, I’ve never liked my job, but have only recently built up the courage to talk about it. That's right, I used to hide my despair under a huge smile in an effort to convince myself I was overreacting, plus I was also afraid of other people judging me. In fact, daring to share my thoughts got me asking if I was the problem; was I the black sheep? Or, were my reasons for this bold statement justified? It's time to see if are all secretly on the same wavelength.

Why Am I So Used To Falling Out Of Love At Record Speed?

My longest relationship only lasted 2 years, which might not seem like a long time, but it's a big achievement for me because I can never usually get past the 6-month mark without becoming bored stiff. Even though my past relationship have always been healthy, they've never satisfied me, which lead me to wonder am I cursed with eternal dissatisfaction? Relationships never seem to excite me for long enough and always eventually fizzle out, leaving me wanting to head for the hills. Despite my past failures, I still believe in love and want to get to the bottom of why I give up on romance so easily.

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