Mindfulness & Self-improvement

Satisfying life

Leading a more satisfying life

How often have you found yourself in the situation where you’ve finally achieved something you’ve been working towards for a long time – but then felt a nagging sense of dissatisfaction? It is a feeling that can creep into in all walks of life if we’re not careful. It could be new job, or a…
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The power of uncertainty by Graham Tomlinson

Reader’s Digest summary article: I recently wrote an article for Reader’s Digest that discusses how allowing more uncertainty into our lives can improve the way we deal with other people and challenging situations. As humans we desire certainty in our lives to feel stable. In this article I discuss how opening yourself up to uncertainty…
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Finding purpose in life

Losing your sense of purpose can be devastating – and it can happen to any of us, at any time. But what does it really mean to lose it? What does it mean to have it? And why is this sense of purpose so important to making your life a meaningful and a happy one?…
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How to deal with the ‘noise’ of daily life

We have a lot going on. Work, family, friends. An increasingly connected world, that sometimes feels like it is being piped direct into our already overloaded brains via our social media feeds and our appetite for 24 hour rolling news. It sometimes feels like it’s only on those increasingly rare occasions when we manage to…
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A quick guide to meditation

First things first – clearly meditation as a practice has been around a very long time, and I’m certainly not going to try and distil a few thousand years’ worth of the teachings of some of the world’s greatest thinkers down into a 700 word blog post. There are many different kinds of meditation, most…
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Happier - Graham Tomlinson blog

How to be happier

So, I’m going to say right from the start that I don’t have an answer to this one. In fact, I’m sure no one has – how we think about and define what makes us ultimately happy is a very personal business. But I do believe that that there are a few good, general principles…
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Positive changes to make – and stick to – for 2019

New year always feels to me like a tough time to make big, positive changes in your life. The winter days are short and motivation levels are often low after the indulgent days of Christmas. So, in many ways I think that the spring is a better time to do this kind of thing –…
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How to beat fear

Fear stops us from doing so many things. A fear of missing out stops us from enjoying whatever it is we’re doing right now. Fear of being ‘found out’, and being unmasked as someone who doesn’t really know what we’re doing stops us from standing up and putting ourselves out there at work. A fear…
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Three easy changes to make for a happier, simpler life

What is the secret to leading a happier, simpler life? Ask a busy parent and they might say better behaved children, or just some help balancing ‘work’ and ‘life’. Ask a Buddhist monk and they might say regular meditation, being kinder to other people, or being more mindful in every aspect of whatever you do…
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The positive act of doing nothing

When was the last time you did nothing? I mean, really nothing? For most of us, it is hard to remember – largely because our lives are so busy and so packed with activity. When you have a family, or a job, or both, life is full – but it can also seem relentless sometimes.…
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