Practical tips for creating healthy habits #1

Forming healthy habits - or kicking unhealthy ones - is something that everyone struggles with at some point in their lives. I became interested in habits and behaviour change at a young age, wondering why it can be so difficult to do something that appears simple, or why we keep doing things that we don't … Continue reading Practical tips for creating healthy habits #1

Running with my values: Staying focused on what’s important

I've decided to write about my track session from this morning with the aim of reflecting upon how tapping into personal values can be a way of staying focused and committed throughout training/exercise sessions. Following my recent return to regular track training, having been training erratically due to a hectic schedule, I decided to challenge … Continue reading Running with my values: Staying focused on what’s important

Believe in your ability to change

People often talk about self-belief - they say you have to¬†believe in yourself to succeed. I tend to agree, but what I don't like about that particular statement is that it's very vague. What are we trying to believe in? Are we trying to believe in the certainty of an outcome, or that we're competent … Continue reading Believe in your ability to change

How to get moving when you really don’t feel like it – #3

This is the third in a series of posts discussing how to go ahead with your exercise plans even when you feel like bailing. My last post was about¬†shrinking the task, or making a¬†small commitment to take the first step, which more often than not gets the ball rolling. The third solution requires¬†a bit of … Continue reading How to get moving when you really don’t feel like it – #3

How to get moving when you really don’t feel like it – #2

This is the second of a series of posts I am writing about how to get past that common road-block of "I don't feel like it" when it comes to exercising. In my first post I discussed the use of a mindfulness-style approach. If this alone worked for you - fab. If not, keep practising, … Continue reading How to get moving when you really don’t feel like it – #2

How to get moving when you really don’t feel like it – #1

We've all been there - some of us more often than others - in that situation where you're meant to be doing some exercise, but when the time comes you're¬†really tempted to just bunk off and do it another day. This might happen¬†if¬†you're tired, stressed, moody, distracted, or maybe you simply just don't feel motivated. … Continue reading How to get moving when you really don’t feel like it – #1