Have you ever been at work all day and come home feeling drained – too exhausted to be with family or participate in social events? Ever wondered how someone can party all night and sleep in till noon the next day? These patterns have to do with understanding your energy levels and when you areContinue reading “Understanding your energy levels for peak performance?”
Worrying about problems or events that you cannot control has an adverse affect on your health. When you expose your brain to an unhealthy or negative environment it sends a signal through your autonomous nervous system to your parasympathetic nervous system to help you respond Fear is one such negative environmental factor, heightened more byContinue reading “The science of fear”
As the lockdown extends once again on the eastern seaboard of Australia, it is timely to recognise the impact of being socially isolated has on your mental health. As you are aware, humans are naturally social creatures. They thrive on human interaction. When that contact is restricted, the toll it plays has serious consequences toContinue reading “How social exclusion impacts your mental health”
As you spend more time at work, you are exposed to a range of stressors different to those you may experience at home. So, it’s no surprise that many workplaces are starting to focus more on mental health, especially when we spend most of our time in the workplace. However, mental health is often confusedContinue reading “Your mental health and poor performance”
Over the past couple of weeks we have discussed the benefits of mindfulness and how it can help you live a happy, healthy life. Yet knowing the benefits doesn’t automatically translate into action. This week we look at how you can implement mindful actions into your day when they are needed.
Do you feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done? Do you wish you had more time to spend on things you enjoy doing rather than what you must do? Juggling work, home and life will leave you frazzled, exhausted and eventually burn you out. But there are onlyContinue reading “Six steps to get more time in your day”
As you are aware, the brain is your most powerful and useful tool in your wellbeing toolkit. It knows how to assess each environmental factor you are exposed to and prepare you to respond. But did you know that when you concentrate on one topic, it can double the neural connections in your brain?
This is third and final part of a three part blog post series on managing the impact of a change event can have on your life. In post number two you developed some possible solutions to manage change, however it is not uncommon to still feel a little resistant. As you will see from theContinue reading “How to mindfully navigate through change – Part Three”
This is part one of a three part blog post series on managing the impact of a change event can have on your life. The only constant in life is change. It is everywhere and unfortunately it cannot be avoided. What you can do though is understand how it effects you and adopt strategies toContinue reading “How to mindfully navigate through change – Part One”
Each and every one of us has an opinion, it is what makes for healthy, lively conversations. Sometimes opinions have the ability to come between people and impact on their relationships and friendships. But exchanging differing viewpoints does not have to end in disaster. If handled constructively it can lead to productive conversation, bring youContinue reading “How to build productive relationships through mindfulness”