New Year, New You


I can’t quite remember when exactly we all start abandoning  our new year’s resultions but I think it is about now.  Personally, I always find September a better time for resolutions which I think must hark back to the new school term.  Still, that’s me.  If your resolutions are beginning to falter, then you might like to spend a bit of time thinking about why.  In my experience there are several common reasons why people fail to implement their plans.  Here are some things to consider if you are at the stage of reviewing/relinquishing your previous resolutions

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Makeup Counts

The Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College published the results of a study that indicated that wearing makeup has a significant impact on how women were rated in terms of their health, attractiveness and more importantly, their earning power. Like it or not, image counts. Clearly we all have a choice about whether or not to make up in the morning but it may be worthwhile in situations where you have little time to make an impression or when, as I secretly suspect, impressions count more than people are willing to admit. Job interviews spring to mind.

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What the word “though” says about you

A fascinating snippet came to my in a newsletter from the hypnotherapy society.  Apparently a researcher in the University of Colorado, unfortunately he is not credited, has studied the language of 700 bloggers and he has discovered that

  • Extraverts are like to use the word mouth frequently and also words like bar, drink and dancing.  (Presumably whilst they blog about their favourite hobbies but it doesn’t say)
  • Those with open personalities use words like folk and poetry.
  • Neurotic bloggers, unsurprisingly use negative adjectives like awful, lazy, depressing and worse.  And also the word though.
  • Agreeable bloggers write  wonderful, morning, spring, and together and the conscientious use completed, stupid and boring. Perhaps more surprisingly they also use adventure which to me does not seem to go with conscientiousness.  However, I am not a personality psychologist so what do I know.

I shall be trawling back through old posts to check my general levels of neurosis.  I am sure I am guilty of a few “thoughs”.

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