Is your love the ‘real deal’?
Every month, Sarah Abell invites you to try a 30-day experiment to improve your love life
27 MARCH 2015 by Psychologies
Are you able to be 100 per cent yourself in your relationship or do you find that you hide, adapt or exaggerate who you are in order to be loved?
Researchers have discovered that you are more likely to have greater trust, satisfaction and commitment in a relationship if you and your partner are able to be authentic with one another.*
If you want to have a great relationship and be loved for who you are, then the best thing that you can do is ‘be yourself’ and allow your partner to do the same.… More
Once a month in our Health Fix, we try out a therapy, treatment or specialist retreat in a bid to solve an ongoing health issue – this month, yoga teacher Selda Enver Goodwin seeks a solution for hypermobility
21 APRIL 2015 by Psychologies
As a yoga teacher, I need all the energy I can get, but hypermobility syndrome – which is an inherited disorder of connective tissues produced by genes that make collagen weaker – means I’ve spent 10 years fighting chronic fatigue, pain, recurring soft tissue and joint injuries, with IBS and insomnia as a result.
There’s no specific cure for hypermobility.… More
Oliver Burkeman invites you to improve your work life
11 MAY 2015 by Psychologies
Why do we chronically underestimate how long tasks will take, or feel paralysed by indecision over which project to tackle first? There’s an art to planning well. And no, mastering it won’t turn you into an unspontaneous robot.
One potential pitfall is the ‘planning fallacy’ – we tend to be over-optimistic about how long something will take. In one study, students estimated they’d complete an essay an average of 10 days before deadline; in reality, the average was one day.
Things always take longer than you think – part of the problem is that emotions blow your reasoning skills off course; when you really want something to be finished by Thursday, it’s easy to persuade yourself it can be.… More