In a study carried out recently, it was found that only 41% of over 55s in the UK actually know how much they will need when they retire. In all likelihood, the figure is probably far less than that. Continue reading “Can 41% of over 55s in the UK really predict the future?”
What your emotions and the financial markets have in common
Your emotions and the financial markets may have more in common that you first think.
Over the long term, the general trend of financial markets is upwards. Like it or loathe it, the concept of financial growth (some may call it capitalism) seems to work. Of course, from time to time, there are little wobbles along the way, sometimes (2001 and 2008 spring to mind) there is a calamitous drop in value. Given time however, and avoiding panic, generally, things recover, and after a while, are back to where they were, and improving again (unless of course you had all your assets in one company which went bust) . This is the message we convey to our investment clients at Serenity – trust in the plan, and despite the short term wobbles, in the end, the plan will see you through.
Using happiness as the global currency instead of money, generally, society can hope to work towards greater joy, feeling better about the things around us and ourselves. Trust that generally, life will be ok, and we find that the investment in ourselves will pay dividends, be it health or mental functions. Continue reading “What your emotions and the financial markets have in common”
Overthinking – the art of creating problems that weren’t there!
Are you one of the very fortunate 27% of 25-35 year olds who do not overthink? Yes, a staggering 73% of that age bracket have been identified as over-thinkers according to research conducted by Michigan University.
There are many great quotes about overthinking, but what is it and why does it occur? Continue reading “Overthinking – the art of creating problems that weren’t there!”
It’s only a drop of ink!
How easily are you derailed by the smallest of things? One negative comment amongst all the good ones can often overshadow all the good stuff can’t it?
Using the drop of ink, imagine that you are now going to add that to a bath-tub of water. Just one small drop of ink (one negative comment) and the whole colour of the water changes (just like how you feel). Continue reading “It’s only a drop of ink!”
Why your emotions are like a zit
How hard do you find it to let go of thoughts, words, opinions, impressions and perceptions. All of these add up to emotions – which, as we shall see, are just like a spot (or zit). Continue reading “Why your emotions are like a zit”