The 7 types of rest everyone needs

In the May issue of HRM Magazine Online, a new precedence was set around an employer’s responsibilities for ensuring the workplace is a safe environment. Mentally and emotionally safe, that is. While organisations are being asked to do more with less, there is only so much a person an do before they eventually burnout. OnceContinue reading “The 7 types of rest everyone needs”

Give yourself permission to live

Everything you do today is creating the person you want to be tomorrow. Your every thought and action is shaping your future self. These actions are setting up the world to either support or sabotage you. In other words, you are in control of your decisions and no-one can take that away from you.

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”

What are the benefits of nose breathing?

It’s no secret that when your breath is restricted it impedes your body’s ability to function at its peak. As a result your energy levels decrease and you find it difficult to sleep. The build up of toxins in your body can lead to long term health problems including cancer as found by Nobel prizeContinue reading “What are the benefits of nose breathing?”

How to optimise your nose breathing?

We know that nose breathing is more effective, but for some people there are difficulties in achieving this. For example, when you are constantly congested, mouth breathing may seem easier and less work. However, there are no filters like inside your nose to prevent toxins entering your mouth.

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.