We’ve in an age where we’ve never been more connected, yet more and more of us are reporting feelings of loneliness and isolation. The world’s largest survey on loneliness revealed 16 to 24-year-old’s are the most likely to feel lonely, with a whopping 40% saying they feel lonely often or very often.
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Between social media ‘time spent’ popups, articles flooding the news, and the introduction of screentime monitoring applications as standard across many phones, it’s hard to go a day without encountering something or someone that has an opinion on how long we’re spending on our phones.
It’s easy to feel judged for how we use our phones – sometimes, with good reason. One study unveiled millennials check their phones up to 150 times each day. Other generations aren’t close to those numbers, but are still pretty high at an estimated
It’s hard to deny: we’re all (well, most of us) a bit overly attached to our phones. Can you remember the last time you went somewhere without yours? I can’t. On average, we each check our phones more than 85 times across the day (with some studies putting that number as high as 150 times across the day for us millennials).
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have launched ‘Scroll Free September’, a month-long campaign to help us negotiate a happier relationship with our phone and social media.
While the initiative is aimed at everyone, it’s especially looking to target young people after their 2017 #StatusOfMind report revealed some worrying statistics. Some key findings from the report include:
- 91% of those aged 16-24 use the Internet for social networking.
- Rates of anxiety and
The term ‘success’ is a loaded one. Whether it’s tied to our careers or our personal lives, the idea of being successful comes with a lot of pressure. There is an underlying assumption that success needs to look a certain way.
This could involve having a certain amount of money, a certain lifestyle, a certain job position or even a certain relationship status. Combine this with our tendency to compete and compare, and it’s no surprise a lot of us feel like we’re ‘failing’ in certain areas of our life.
We want to unpick this myth and show you how you can be your own measure of success. Let’s start with a quick look at the dictionary definition of success:
‘The accomplishment of an aim or...
“There is nothing in nature that blooms all year long, so don’t expect yourself to do so either”. This is a favourite quote of ours here at Life Coach Directory. It serves as a reminder that we need seasons of rest in order to bloom.
This idea of different seasons in our life and embracing the idea of flux (flow and change) is an important one, not only for our personal lives, but for our careers.
There is somewhat of a trend online, and especially in the entrepreneur space, that in order to be successful, we must hustle. We must work hard, all day, every day. And this simply isn’t true.
Yes, there will be periods of time in life...
Taking care of ourselves both physically and mentally should be a priority, but for many of us it simply falls off the to-do list. Instead we fill our time working, looking at our phones and complaining about how tired we are…
Thankfully there are tools and apps at our disposal to help us break out of this mindset and embrace self-care. Below are just a few apps that we’re loving.
1. Headspace (iOS and Android, free to download)
If you’ve always wanted to try meditation but haven’t made space in your life for it yet,...
Don’t worry, this isn’t technically an article on New Year’s resolutions. This is more than that.
It’s an article on self-reflection and self-appreciation. It’s about learning about yourself – what you want, where you want to be and who you are.
I’m Ellen and I’m one of the writers here at Life Coach Directory. I’ve been to university, learned a lot and after a number of different jobs, have found a career I’d like to pursue and develop in.
But despite this, it’s only been recently that I’ve actually sat down and thought about where I want to be, what I want to achieve and how much I’ve changed.
A moment of reflection
Reflection isn’t something we do often. We might have to look back at the past few weeks or months during an interview or our yearly review. We think back to our last holiday every now and then. But we rarely take a moment to really think about what we’ve achieved and how we’ve developed over the past...
Whether you’re in a role you love or a job you hate, habit and comfort zone can keep you from making the changes you want to make. You need to make a presentation but public speaking terrifies you. You want a raise, but you don’t know how to approach your manager. You’re no longer satisfied in your role, but fear you won’t find anything else.
Sometimes, despite knowing what you need to do, you can’t muster up the courage to do it.
What if you don’t succeed?
Why bother risking failure when you’re so comfortable?
Fear is an important part of life. It keeps us safe when facing threat. But it can also be incredibly limiting. Not everything that scares you deserves caution – sometimes, overcoming this fear is what is needed to change your life for the better.
If you’re holding yourself back, here are some tips to breaking out of habit. You may even learn to embrace a little fear.
Picture yourself without...
When asked, just three in 10 Brits answered “yes” to that question.
The 2015 UK Optimism Audit painted a rather bleak picture of our collective happiness levels: only one-quarter of us feel that our career is on the right track, just 7% of us are very happy with the way we look, and two-fifths of us feel that our current relationship is either declining or has no future.
However, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. 70% of us think that changing one small thing in our lives could make a big difference to our happiness levels. The problem is though, we have...