Category: Habit control

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Feeling stressed? Strengthen your grit and resilience

Do you feel that you have plenty of resilience? And grit? The ability to persevere and not be diverted or discouraged indicate how successful we are likely to be in achieving our goals. This post explains what grit actually is, why it is important in life, and how we can develop it.

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How to achieve a growth mindset

Some people see mistakes as a learning experience, and persevere to achieve success. Others see failure as evidence that they have little talent in that area, and thus stop trying.A fixed mindset is, “believing your qualities are carved in stone,” whereas a growth mindset is “the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.”

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The top 10 personal reasons why people do not seek therapy

You want therapy to succeed. That’s why you made the effort to attend , and are willing to discuss how your situation can improve. However, some factors can make it more likely that the therapy may fail, or not succeed as well as it it could. The good news is that they are all within your control.

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How to succeed and conquer your inner critic

Most of us are familiar with that inner voice that tells us “I’m not good enough”, “I will fail”, “I haven’t prepared enough”, “I’m no good at that” “They will see through me” “I’m still fat despite following that diet”. The little voice in our mind can either spur us on to greater achievements, or demolish our self-confidence.

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How to help Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People who experience OCD know the type of inner dialogue it creates. “Did I turn off the iron?” “Yes, I think I did. But if I check 10 times, then I’ll be safe”. The great news is that OCD can be helped by cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy to have a much smaller effect on our lives.

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What’s good about stopping Fast Food?

“Fast food” is not just what we buy in fast food restaurants. It includes processed foods such as chips, lollies, breakfast cereals, white flour, baked goods, and other high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. In this post, we’ll look at all the good things that happen when we cut out fast food!

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How to stop eating fast foods

Fast food is designed to appeal to our inbuilt brain pathways to trigger cravings. Tips and hints on how to use psychology to replace fast foods with healthier and more enjoyable alternatives.

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Fast Food: Do You Really Need It?

Did you know that our cravings for junk food are actually encouraged by food manufacturers? This post explains how they spend an enormous number of research dollars on this by balancing the ratio of fat, sugar, salt and other chemicals to over-ride our “stop” signals.

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Can you be healthy while overweight?

Can you be fit while fat? Does being overweight directly affect your quality of life? It may not be apparent until a few years have passed. But just because the effects of being overweight are not showing doesn’t mean that they are not there.

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Sneaky ways to be successful at losing weight

Why do some people find it so easy to lose weight? Genetics can play a part, and foods with the “bliss point” ratio of salt, sweetness and fat can tempt us to eat! Neurological changes, stress, and hormones can also affect weight loss. This article gives tips to help you succeed.

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Ditch your smoking habit

Some habits masquerade as our friends, but they are in fact our enemies! If you want to ditch cigarettes and other forms of smoking, this article explains how this can be done, plus covers research into the best ways to stop smoking.

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Self-care – you’re worth it!

Mental health is recognised as extremely important. The Australian Government is spending $74 million over 2019-20 and 2020-21 on mental health services. In this post, we focus on the fact that you’re worth it! Its worth spending time and resources on self-care, and this post gives some ideas on how to do this!