How to get more out of Your Much-Deserved Downtime

So, you work extremely hard all year long and you always look forward to going away on your annual holiday or just taking a bit of time out to get some much-needed rest, but no sooner than the downtime has started it appears to be over. Worse yet, your body seems to just be getting into the holiday groove and learning how to relax again when it’s time to get back to the usual grind, which means you have to make a rather painful readjustment to the normal, everyday stresses. Read more

Embracing a More Personalised Approach to Life

With the entertainment of topics such as how robots and the automation they bring are coming for all our jobs, it can be very easy to get caught up in all the negativity which inevitably encircles change. It’s just funny how predictors of the future have always been around since human development has been formally documented and yet so many times the loudest of these social commentators seem to get things horribly wrong! Read more

3 Things You Can Do To Learn To Love Yourself More

When things within yourself are out of balance, it’s hard to find balance in any other aspect of your life. As part of finding this balance, you’ve got to have a healthy sense of self, confidence, and self-esteem. But in our modern world, it’s all too easy to feel inadequate and begin comparing yourself to all the other people that you see on a daily basis. If you find yourself doing this frequently, it can really hurt your own self-image and cause you to have issues with loving yourself. So to help combat these feelings, here are three things you can do to learn to love yourself more.

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

The truth that we all face is that we lose our valuable assets, mainly to theft, fires and accidents. This is a scary idea, especially for musicians or music lovers whose lives depend on their precious musical instruments. For musicians, instruments are their partners for life, so they spend good money to buy the best there is. Therefore, it is imperative to take out insurance for music instruments, especially for expensive and rare instruments.

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Good Reasons To Consider Drinking Less This Year

Many people see the new year as a chance to reassess bad habits. It is not too late to change some lifestyle habits so you can work on being the best version of yourself this year. A glass of wine, bottle of beer, or perhaps a measure of spirit every now and again is a pleasant experience – it can relax you, make you feel calmer, and it can taste great. However, if that ‘every now and again’ becomes ‘all the time’ then this could be causing more long-lasting damage than you perhaps appreciate. In fact, it can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly. If you think you might be drinking too much alcohol on a regular basis, it’s time to cut back, or stop altogether. Read on to find out just some of the reasons why this is a good idea.

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How to Overcome Personal Barriers to Volunteering

If you’ve thought about volunteering but haven’t taken any definite steps in that direction, what is holding you back? There are a great many people who consider volunteering and never actually get around to it; although to be fair there are a great many more who don’t stop to consider it in the first place because they don’t see what volunteering can do for them. Read more