Embrace the power of your breath

While breathing may seem like a natural every day occurrence, many people will do it on autopilot. Little do they realise how powerful this basic physiological activity really is. On autopilot, most people tend to breathe in short and sudden gasps three times quicker than the five or six they need to feel and performContinue reading “Embrace the power of your breath”

How to Distinguish Urgent vs. Important

Whether at work, home or play; the ability to distinguish between what is important or urgent can be the difference between success or stress. “What is urgent is never important. What are important are never urgent”. This quote by former American President Eisenhower in 1954 may seem like a strange thing to say however, whenContinue reading “How to Distinguish Urgent vs. Important”

How correct breathing can minimise your risk of illness?

What if I told you that you could minimise your risk of getting sick simply by changing the way you breathe? You probably won’t believe it’s possible, but yes it is.

Do you suffer from SAD?

Do you find yourself feeling a little down as the colder months settle in? Do you feel unmotivated and lack energy for the things that would normally interest you?  Don’t worry, you are not alone. There are many people who feel like you do when the weather turns grey, dark and depressing.

Emerging calmly from lockdown

I finally got to the movies last weekend as there was one film I was curious about. Ironically, it was called Locked Down. It was only a matter of time before someone made a movie about 2020. But it also got me thinking about the different coping mechanisms each person employed to handle the situationContinue reading “Emerging calmly from lockdown”

How can I prevent burnout?

As you are aware, when your stress response is prolonged it can lead you into the dangerous territory of burnout. Once burnout strikes it is often hard to make a full recovery. This week’s short post provides six simple steps which you can adopt to help you on the path back to relaxation and happiness.

How your stressors lead you towards burnout

Your health and wellbeing are key to you living a long, healthy and energetic life. But the pressures of your daily life can often come between you and your happiness. Learn more about how understanding your stressors can help you avoid burnout in this week’s video blog.

Fatigue: On the Road to Burnout

Fatigue is more than just feeling tired and drowsy. It can be described as a state of mental and physical exhaustion which impacts on your ability to be effective at work, home or socially. Fatigue happens when you do too much without getting enough proper rest. It is your body’s way of communicating that youContinue reading “Fatigue: On the Road to Burnout”

Burnout – The Silent Killer

Stress and burnout have been normalised as: `Okay, so you’re tired. I am, too. Suck it up and get on with the job’. But there are jobs where burnout can equal death. The Japanese even have a word for it `karoshi’, meaning death by overwork. Burnout can defined by the following symptoms: extreme exhaustion, decreasedContinue reading “Burnout – The Silent Killer”