Western societies are obsessed with body image – and it's stopping self-improvement.
All in the mind?
For good health and longevity, the right mindset – and less stress – may be more important than exercise.
Want a mentally healthy 2018? Don’t resolve to go on a diet.
Usually our resolutions are related to our physical health: going on a diet, joining a gym or drinking less. But what about our mental health?
Let your self-control gain momentum like a snowball rolling downhill.
Could your resolution resilience use a little scientific research to back it up? A new study suggests practice can help your self-control – but don't push it too far.
Old habits die hard.
It's all about the Goldilocks Threshold.
We know that smoking and drinking is bad for your memory, but combined, they're so much worse.
If you want your New Year’s resolutions to last longer than the party, you need to create new habits. But how?
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, a behaviourist's approach might help you create and keep new, healthy habits.
January is the boom period for the billion-dollar gym industry.
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Reinforcement of the idea that exercise will lead to weight loss acts as a disincentive for those who stick to their exercise goals to only find the scales haven't turned in their favour.
Self-control is a major problem for many of us, so failure to maintain New Year’s resolutions isn’t surprising.
Every year, millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions. And every year, the great majority of us break and abandon those resolutions. Psychology research can help.
Make them stick.
A professor of behavioural addiction gives us his top tips for sticking to New Year's resolutions
Temporal landmarks act as demarcations between a past self, who has perhaps failed to meet goals, and the present self, who has goal pursuit at their fingertips.
Recent psychological research highlights several reasons why New Year's resolutions might actually work - as well as simple ways to set yourself up for success.
What will your resolutions be?
In setting out our resolutions, we should first step back and take stock of what it is that we really want, what we consider the good life to be, and then think about how best we might achieve it.
It’s never too late to balance the ledger!
Like many high school students I completely misunderstood the philosopher Herbert Spencer’s phrase “survival of the fittest.” I interpreted it to mean that those animals of a species that were the most…
Stress arises from what we assume others expect of us.
Stress is the physical and emotional response we all experience when faced with demanding situations. Our stress can arise from within when we fear we’re unable to meet our own high expectations. Or it…
Have you firmed up your 2015 goals yet?
“I will definitely give up smoking – that’s my New Year’s resolution,” she stated emphatically as she thumped her fist on the table to underline her determination. “All very well”, I thought, as I sat…