Be Unrushed.

By Andrew Appleton / May 12, 2020 /

Quite often the place we least want to be is where we currently are. This is, in part, because we are thinking about what we need to do in the future. If whatever is happening right now could just end, we could get on with things. This is a treadmill scenario, common in our default…

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Breaking bread (not bad).

By Andrew Appleton / April 15, 2020 /

An interesting observation of human behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic is to make note of which shelves in the grocery store are empty. We’ve all heard the meme about toilet tissue. Clearly a necessity, but an odd one to hoard. What I find more intriguing are the bare shelves of flour and yeast. It would…

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To wait is our fate.

By Andrew Appleton / April 8, 2020 /

No one likes to wait. As we grow up, we can’t wait to drive, graduate, leave home, join the “real world”. As adults we can’t wait to build a successful career, go on vacation, get a new car, retire and be free. Nevertheless, we wait, counting down the days, ignoring today. But today is what…

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We Must Create Space

By Andrew Appleton / February 14, 2020 /

To give ourselves the best opportunity to optimise well-being, we must create space. There are three dimensions in which this space is to be created: time, physical, and mental. In a previous post I explored how time is simply a tool of measurement. We use it create order in our lives and our memories. We…

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Take a Moment to Consider Your Moments that Matter

By Andrew Appleton / July 9, 2019 /

We spend most of our days busily going about things that need to get done. Each day is fairly similar to the one before. If we aren’t focused on the task at hand, we are usually thinking about a recent occurrence or something we have yet to do. It is rare to block out these…

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Have you ever considered your relationship with Time?

By Andrew Appleton / May 22, 2019 /

There are several theories on how people go about changing health behaviours. My favourite is Social Cognitive Theory. It discusses self-efficacy, outcome expectations, goals and sociostructural factors that either work for or against us on our quest to behave in a healthy manner. This is a useful theory to apply when designing public health campaigns,…

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