The Ambitionist has teamed up with the wonderful Naked Fashions to talk mental health. Naked Fashions was created in 2012 by Lauren Johnstone. For more information drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few months ago, after a couple of glasses of red wine and an evening of healthy debate, I took the somewhat shallow plunge and deleted Facebook (from my phone). I deleted Facebook for a number of reasons; 1) to become more productive, 2) to improve the way I communicate with people, and 3) to see if less social media would make me happier.
According to Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of Cardiff University, the third Monday in January (this year 16th January) is the gloomiest day of the year based on factors including weather, debts, time since Christmas and motivation. And as if that isn’t depressing enough, Arnall has predicted that 2017’s Blue Monday will be the most miserable yet because of celebrity deaths, anxiety over Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US.
Let’s face it…it’s a tough old world, and in my book, although women have come SO far (and there are so many good things about being a women these days) sometimes being a women is not all it’s cracked up to be. In my view, we are stuck in a strange no-man’s land of progress and the seeming inability for us to move any further forward.
When it comes to looking after people we – especially women – can tend to put the needs of everyone else before our own.
A new report from the Prince’s Trust shows that the overall wellbeing of young people in the UK has dropped to its lowest level since the study was launched in 2009. The report reveals that more than a quarter of millennials do not feel in control of their lives, and that a crisis of confidence in their own abilities and future prospects is preventing them from realising their true potential.
Attending evening classes can improve physical wellbeing and mental health according to a new study conducted by the University of Oxford.
As part of the happiness project my aim for the year ahead is to explore what makes us happy and why. I’ll be stepping out of my comfort zone and exploring whether we can truly influence our own happiness in the modern world.
Why finding time for creative pursuits each day will make you happier and improve overall wellbeing.
I suspect the one thing all human beings have in common is a desire to be happy. The happiness project will be focusing on what it means to be truly happy and how we can influence our own happiness in the modern world.
Never underestimate the power of life’s simple pleasures. Whether you’re looking to boost your mood, productivity or overall wellbeing these small things will make the world of difference.
January has been and gone and we’re now in the full throes of 2016. Last month we published an article about why we’re not making any New Year’s resolutions and instead but instead set ourselves a handful of goals we’d like to try and live by.
From being spontaneous to learning to meditate, The Ambitionist shares 50 rules to live by as a modern woman.
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Being empathetic in a digital world can be challenging.
Never before have we been so connected to the world around us. Social media, 24/7 news reporting and the proliferation of portable technology means that we have access to whomever and wherever we choose at the touch of a button. While on the surface this should cultivate more empathy, it does in fact breed apathy and indifference. We’ve become so saturated with the despair, heartache and terror of others that it’s hard to empathise with their situations, no matter how grave or inhumane they may seem. I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all been guilty of glancing at a devastating photograph or hearing a dreadful news story, only to simply continue to go about our day. This lack of empathy or ‘compassion fatigue’ is not a new phenomenon but it’s certainly one that’s becoming more prevalent in our fast-paced, ever-connected society.