The Role of Novelty and Adaptation in Well-being

The Role of Novelty and Adaptation in Well-being

A change is as good as a rest? The old adage suggests “a change is as good as a rest?”. In this blog, I take a look at how Positive Psychology (PP) views the idea that both novelty and adaptation are important factors in well-being and what that might mean for us as...
Embracing Change in an Ever Changing World

Embracing Change in an Ever Changing World

There are few certainties in our human existence, aside from the understanding that our experience of life constantly changes. Much has been written about how we manage and think about our journey of change and whilst inevitable, change can be experienced as either...
That One Special Day

That One Special Day

No one day creates such a drive to make changes as New Year’s day.  Smoking will cease, sugar and chocolate ditched, gyms and various exercise plans developed as well as other types of changes decided on for this special day.   Invariably for many, in spite of the...
A New Year, a New Beginning?

A New Year, a New Beginning?

A new year is always a good opportunity to reflect on the previous one. To look back and review what you have learned and how you handled the challenges life gave you. It is also an opportunity to set intentions for the coming year.  And maybe this year, you can...
Self Determination

Self Determination

New Year, New You? January is typically a time for resolutions, reflection and new goals. Like many people, self regulation is near the bottom of my list of strengths, so self improvement can be a challenge!. Often, we know what we want to change but we just can’t...