How to be a ‘Completionist’ (Not a Perfectionist)

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Have you ever said to yourself, “I won’t start writing that essay until I can get it absolutely perfect?” or “I won’t start that project until my desk and room are spotless”.
Welcome to the world (and trap) of perfectionism.
I come from a family of perfectionists. So I have first-hand real world experience of the debilitating […]

‘Fitspiration’ is for amateurs: Practical strategies and tools to help you get moving

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When we think of people who exercise every day, we typically think of people who are super motivated and inspired and full of positive thinking. Maybe these people are sipping on a green smoothie or striking a yoga pose on the beach with their hands in prayer position.
Look, I like green smoothies. I really do. But I’m getting […]

Making friends with exercise: How to become someone who exercises every day without becoming a ‘gym junkie’

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Over the last few years, exercise has become a non-negotiable part of my day. Friends and family now call me a ‘gym junkie’ but believe me, I’m not.
Typically when you think of ‘gym junkies’, you think of people who have huge bulging muscles and are striving to achieve a perfectly chiseled physique. I am not one of […]

Avoiding the Comparison Trap: How to Navigate through Facebook to Avoid Experiencing Mild Depression

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Have you ever noticed that you sometimes feel a little flat after spending time on Facebook?
A study by Kross et al. (2013) found that young people experience lower levels of subjective well-being after spending time on the social media site.
Why would this be?
Some scholars argue that it’s because we compare.
According […]