Did you stay up late on New Year’s Eve to make sure that last year did actually leave us? If you did, were you disappointed that the new year was exactly the same as the day before?
While the year transitioned and gave the illusion of something new, apart from the date what else changed? You are the same person with the same set of skills and surrounded by the same people; nothing actually changed! So what can we do to make changes that last?
For most, the new year brings with it a sense of opportunity and a desire to make positive changes in habits and behaviours. The majority of these changes are usually focused around nutrition and weight, exercise and routine.
When it comes to habit formation and real change there is one concept which is important - success. Whether you want to change your posture, your desk setup or your entire life you want to avoid making changes that can’t be maintained. Smaller changes with achievable...
We’ve all learned a lot about viruses in the past year, probably more than we ever thought we would need or want to know. The interesting thing that we are noticing now, particularly in the UK, is the emergence of a new mutation of Covid-19.
So what can we learn from Covid-19 that we can apply to our lives?
Adaptation helps survival! The virus replicates itself so often that it makes small errors or mutations in its’ genetic blueprint. Sometimes these lead to disadvantages (decreased contagiousness) and other times these lead to advantages (increased contagiousness). Naturally, the disadvantages die out whereas, in this particular case the mutation has led to the increased speed of spread so the virus can infect more people more quickly; a significant advantage.
How can we adapt like a Coronavirus?
Now unlike Covid-19 we aren’t able to keep replicating our DNA and hope that one of those mutations leads to an advantage, this...