Is your love the ‘real deal’?

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

The project

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.*

The aim

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

Get the right support for hypermobility

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.

The treatment

There’s no specific cure for hypermobility.… More

Master the art of planning

Oliver Burkeman invites you to improve your work life

11 MAY 2015 by Psychologies

The project

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.

The aim

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