D is for Desires – Needs vs Wants

The Oxford dictionary defines desire as ‘a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.’  We all have desires in our lives, and as they are connected to the things we want and wish to have, they are separate from the things we need to have. On estimation, we make […]

T is for Time – Time to Talk

It’s time to talk – talk about mental health.  On 2nd February is #TimeToTalk Day, the Nation’s biggest mental health conversation.  It advocates making space in your day to talk about mental health, and at Future Toolbox, we couldn’t agree more. Everyone struggles with mental health, so why aren’t we talking about it? There seems to be a […]

H is for Habits

We develop many habits throughout our lives. Some are good, and others are bad. So, what is a habit? A habit is an act that you repeat over and over again until you do it without thinking. Habits are linked to specific associations. You do one action because it is associated with another activity – […]

A is for Affirmations

What are affirmations? The Cambridge English Dictionary defines affirmations as ‘A statement or sign that something is true.’ Using affirmations can transform the way you think, help you increase your confidence and achieve those goals you set for yourself. You can use them whenever you want to make a positive change in your life. They’re great […]

G is for Goals – Accomplishing Goals

People can often have a love-hate relationship with goals. They are an excellent tool for motivation but can be frustrating when they are not attained. We are here to give you some tips on what you can do to help accomplish your goals. So, what is it that you want to accomplish this year? What do you […]

I is for Intentions

It is a new year, and the joy and festivities of Christmas are now over. Many of you might set a new year’s resolution to determine what you will change this year. The truth is that most of us set ourselves up for failure when it comes to new year’s resolutions because our lists are […]

G is for Gratitude – Attitude to Gratitude

What are you grateful for? It is nearly the end of another year, so this is a fantastic time to look back over the year and recognise what you have in your life and what you have achieved. Maybe you met someone new, started a new hobby, got a promotion, found a new walking route […]

C is for Community

Christmas is a time of year to connect with the people around you to create a sense of community. It is known as a time for giving, but this should be for more than just giving presents. It’s about giving back to the community and supporting the people around you, no matter their situation.  You […]

K is for Kindness – Treating People Kindly

Treat others how you wish to be treated – be kind!  Kindness is defined as a ‘quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate without expecting praise or something in return.’ So, with that in mind, think about the acts of kindness you can do to improve someone else’s day. Showing others kindness can boost their confidence, happiness and optimism. Being […]

E is for Exercise – Staying Fit

You probably know this about us already, but if you don’t, we love to exercise. For Mark, in particular, this is one of his favourite topics to talk about because running has massively benefited his physical and mental health. So, when we say that exercise is a great way of ‘staying fit’, this includes your […]