CategorySelf Improvement/Motivation

How to Change Attitudes and Habits by Changing Your Neural Networks


So how are attitudes changed? The first thing to realise is that habits can be changed. That this should be patently obvious is confirmed by the transition that most children make to adulthood. Most infants scream and cry when they are hurt or can’t get their own way. In adulthood this behaviour is unacceptable. This is not to say that Managers don’t often feel like crying and screaming when...

Change Your Priorities If You Want to Really Be Successful


When you speak to people who want to get into shape, it’s often clear to see that their plans are doomed right from the off-set. How many times has someone told you that they’re going to start working on getting a six pack or building their guns and then reeled off a huge training program to you? Normally it involves working out five days a week for an hour or more at a time after...

Does NLP Really Work?


NLP is a controversial modern approach to therapy and persuasion that is popular in some businesses and particularly among salespeople. While some psychologists have historically found it interesting for clinical and therapeutic application, it is surrounded by some dubious scientific claims and even quasi-religious zealots which give the practice a bad name. It’s considered pseudoscience...

Need Serious & Effective Stress Management Techniques? Look No Further, Here Are 7!


Stress management seems to have become mandatory in this technically advanced yet pressure filled day and age. Our entire world has been on the peak of revolution, and with each passing day, come new responsibilities, more work, and more pressure, which ultimately means more stress. Managing this mental ailment on the other hand can lead to a fulfilling and happier life. Before you start working...

How to Stop Caring About What Other People Think


Life can be hard enough without always worrying about what other people think. How can you ever expect to relax if you are constantly concerned about how others are viewing you? It’s time to take a step back and look at how much the opinions of other people or your perceived ideas of how they are viewing you are affecting your daily life and your overall standard of living. If you are living your...

How to Deal With Anger Effectively


All of us deal with anger differently. Some of us like to squeeze a stress ball, others of us will go and hit the weights, others will put our faces into a pillow and scream. But while it’s your prerogative to deal with anger any way you see fit – as long as you aren’t hurting anyone or putting yourself in any danger – it’s crucial to realize that not every method of dealing...

A Practical Guide to Living With Low Self-Esteem


Low self-esteem can be a devastating thing to experience and can take the joy out of much of life. Not only that but being low in confidence can also actually sabotage our success in multiple areas life: preventing us from taking chances or putting ourselves forward. ‘Curing’ low self-esteem is not easy though and takes time in the best case scenario. Fortunately there are steps you...

How Using the ‘Five Whys’ Can Help You to Solve and Prevent Problems


‘The five whys’ is a mental exercise that has a number of different uses. Often it is recommended by self-help gurus and others to help you find your ‘calling’ by getting to the root of your aims and objectives. Outside of this context though, it can also be a highly effective tool for solving and preventing a lot of problems in a range of settings. Why ‘The Five...

Finding the Energy to Take Action


Many of us think that the thing that is holding us back from living our dreams most is a lack of time. Thus time management is widely believed to be a crucial skill if we want to be able to achieve what we want and to make real change in our life. Of course this isn’t wrong as such – time management is indeed a very important skill and most of us do need more time to do the things we want...

Can Self-Hypnosis Be Useful for Self-Development?


Hypnotism is a popular tool for many people looking to improve their mental health in a variety of ways. Hypnotism as a form of therapy claims to be beneficial for treating phobias, general anxiety, low confidence and addictions. Alternatively, you could see a therapist and hope to come away with a renewed sense of self confidence and purpose. There are only a few problems. The first is that...

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.