J is for Join In

A group of people volunteering at Christmas collecting and sorting through boxes of donations.

The festive season is about spending time with family, friends, your community. It is a perfect opportunity to join in with activities, support others and strengthens your relationships. It’s about catching up with those that you have known for many years, but also meeting new people and trying new activities. Have you ever wanted to […]

L is for Learn to Say No

A note taken on the wall saying 'Learn to say no!'

It’s December, and you know what that means: twinkling lights, cosy jumpers, and a never-ending to-do list. As much as we love the holiday season, let’s face it, it can be overwhelming at times. But here’s a little reminder from us at Future Toolbox: it’s okay not to say yes to everything. In fact, sometimes, […]

S is for Support

A group of people in unity holding hands in support of one another

The countdown to Christmas has begun, and it is associated with a time of joy, celebration, and spending quality time with loved ones. But it’s important to remember that this time of year isn’t always merry and bright for everyone. In fact, for some, it can be pretty challenging. That’s why checking in with yourself […]

Y is for Yesterday: Put the Past Behind You

A photo of the word yesterday in dictionary being highlighted.

Have you ever found yourself dwelling on the past, replaying past mistakes or missed opportunities in your mind? It’s natural to reflect on your past experiences occasionally, but it becomes problematic when it hinders your ability to move forward. The truth is, what’s done is done, and there’s little to gain from over-analysing the past. […]

J is for Job Satisfaction

A laptop keyboard with a post it note saying I love my job on it.

A topic that affects us all throughout our lives is job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is more than just enjoying what you do – it has far-reaching implications for mental health and stress levels. So, let’s explore why finding job satisfaction is crucial and how it ties into maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We spend a […]

S is for Speak Up About Men’s Mental Health

A photo of a smiling man with a speech bubble coming out from his mouth as he speaks up about his thoughts and feelings.

Today, we’re shining a spotlight on an important topic that often goes unaddressed: men’s mental health. As we approach International Men’s Day on November 19th, it’s the perfect time to encourage men and boys everywhere to open up about their feelings and seek the support they may need. So, grab a cuppa, get comfy, and […]

B is for Bite-sized chunks

A women standing in front of a board covered in post it notes to break her tasks down into bite-sized chunks.

Last week, we celebrated National Stress Awareness Day, a gentle reminder to pause and re-evaluate how we navigate the challenges that life throws our way. Stress can sneak up on us, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and powerless. But fear not! We’ve got just the antidote for you: bite-sized chunks. You might be wondering, what on […]

T is for Treat – Trick or Treat!

A group of children out trick or treating in their Halloween costumes.

Halloween is a fun time of year full of spooky festivities, but it’s easy to get caught up in the craze of trick-or-treating. However, this year, shift your focus from the external treats of the season and redirect your attention to something equally important: treating yourself with kindness. You might often find yourself tricking your […]

U is for Unlocking Your Potential: You’re More Capable Than You Think!

A desktop mannequin with a key shape hole in its chest. Next to it is a hand holding a key that fits the hole in the mannequin. The key will unlock your potential.

We all have dreams and aspirations, yet often, we let self-doubt hold us back from truly unlocking our potential. It’s time to break free from those shackles of uncertainty and realise that you are far more capable than you give yourself credit for. Deep down inside, a hidden treasure trove of talents and abilities is […]

D is for Doubt – Conquering Self-Doubt

A man with brown hair and a beard in a t-shirt, looking confused with questions marks coming out of his head to represent him doubting his ability.

Have you ever questioned your abilities, fearing that you’re not as talented or successful as others perceive you to be? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us experience these nagging doubts, which can often be traced back to a phenomenon called “Imposter Syndrome.” But fret not. We have explored this common struggle and can provide practical tips to help you conquer […]