Stress Management

Meditation Tips for Beginners

Deborah Quibell | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

It may not feel like meditation when we plop down and try to sit cross-legged on a pillow in the middle of a hard wood floor. We end up meditating on the amazing, migratory pattern of pain as it moves from our hips to our knees and back to our hips again.

Tasty Treats, No Calories or Other Sins in Sight!

Susan Leigh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

These are typically our vulnerable times, the times when we reach for that one reliable friend, the quick fix that sustains us and never lets us down. It's often only later that we berate ourselves for being weak and picking the 'easy' option that's not such a good friend after all.

Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack Goes Up 33 Times on Monday Mornings!

Adam Strong | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Strong

With the start of the New Year, many people are wanting to start afresh, focusing on new goals and beginnings. But the reality for most of us is a huge backlog of emails and the need to get on top of all those customer enquiries and new performance targets.

Effective Tips to Manage Stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Issues with stress can be experienced by any of us at any age. Children may experience stressful peer pressure, worry about their exams, their body image, popularity. Adults often have work, family or relationship worries to contend with. Older people may stress about health, finances, their quality of life. Each age brings its own stresses and concerns.

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) My Daily Struggles

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Today I am feeling extra brave. More surprised than impressed with my own bravery, I decide to leave the queue and explore the rest of the food stalls. 'Fish and Chips' was the first one on the corner and on my way home.

The Precious Present - For Xmas and Beyond!

Alison Goodwin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Goodwin

Breathe. Feel your feet on the floor. Really get a sense of this contact on the floor. Notice your body and how it is moving. Notice any tension or sensations in the body.

Should Flexible Employee Benefit Schemes Replace Wellbeing Programmes?

Adam Strong | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK
Adam Strong

It appears that some employers just don't get it, using flexible employee benefits schemes to make us work harder, I don't think so! Employers are cut...

What Are The Top 5 Things That Stress Brits Out?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress may be something you feel everyday, but it is shocking how quickly it can spiral into a chronic state of mind that affects your health and well...

Stress Beats Relaxation, Depression Beats Happiness

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

You put in the word 'banana' and you find out how many people have googled banana in the last month. Or if you really want to know, the trends in banana interest over the last 12 months. Search terms and their popularity reveal a mine of information about our interests and perhaps our psychology.

Embarrassed About Being Busy

Tony Crabbe | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Tony Crabbe

So next time you find yourself explaining how busy you are; I hope you feel a little embarrassed. Busy is a bad choice and it isn't cool.

Stop That Thought, I'm Gonna Get Off!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Persistent negative thoughts easily put us under mental stress in the absence of any stressors. Once started, thoughts continue and proliferate. One thing leads to another - a train of thoughts that runs beyond a sense of time and space. Our mind is busy.

Can Corporate Fitness Programs Save the NHS?

Adam Strong | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Adam Strong

It's all very well to have a government health and wellbeing initiative, however most companies do not even run a corporate fitness/wellbeing program let alone have a health and wellbeing policy in place.

What We Can Learn From Athletes During This Summer of Sport

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Sport
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

We can all learn from athletes, we can all benefit from managing stress and actually begin listening to our bodies and not live constantly in our heads, overruling the body's needs and demands.

Wise Up With Mindfulness: Developing Minds for the Modern World

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

A great paradox has arisen in our modern society - the more we invent faster and smarter ways of getting things done the more we are creating and caging ourselves in a frightening word of information overload, risking psychological exhaustion, burnout and a whole host of other psychological problems.

Too Busy for Mindfulness? Here's How to Try It On-the-Go

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

By practising mindfulness you can expect to feel happier and more alive and take more enjoyment from your day to day activities. You can feel less stressed as you rush about your busy life. Also you will notice how your relationships and performance at work improve. In fact you will start to function better in everything you do...

Three Surprising Ways Pilates Can Improve Your Life

Camilla Hollweck | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Camilla Hollweck

Pilates combines resistance training with flexibility, which helps you build leaner, less bulky muscles. Combine long muscles with better posture and you'll naturally start to feel lengthened. The end result: when you feel taller, you look taller!

A National Apology Day?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Are you brooding because someone, somewhere hasn't said sorry to you? Or, conversely, are you feeling guilty because you wronged someone but were too shy or too proud or too late to say sorry?

Five Reasons Why Emotion Has a Place in the Boardroom

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

While, in the era of the power suit, it would easy to think that a steely demeanour is the passport to success - and to feel like a failure if a difficult meeting or deadline sends you reaching for the tissues, or something stronger, after hours, the presence of emotion in business can be a good thing.

What's Your Ritual?

Emma Brooke | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Write down all your 'in-the-moment' moments - all the times you can remember where you've felt in control, in the zone, completely chilled or otherwise awesome. Think back to holidays, your most stressful times and times when you've been alone with your thoughts.

Eight Strategies For Success Without Losing Your Mind

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The boss of a big company, a respected artist, a medical researcher, a parent to happy children - whatever form success takes for you it's likely to r...

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

Feeling a Little Below Par Today?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

Stress, worry and anxiety come at us from all different directions; it's how we deal with them that's the key. When we can learn to take control of our stress levels we'll feel stronger, happier, more confident and calmer.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Our attitude is the one thing that we have absolute control over. It is totally up to us as to what attitude we have each moment of the day. Choosing an attitude of gratitude is one of the best choices we can make.

Eight Things You Can Stop Worrying About

Alexandra Massey | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Thinking you can make someone feel bad... It's 100% impossible to make someone feel a certain way. No one can get into another's head and change their emotions, it's absolutely impossible. You are only responsible for how you present yourself to others. How they respond is not your responsibility.

10 Signs You're Digitally Distracted

Frances Booth | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Booth

We often don't even realise that we're digitally distracted, or notice how much our behaviour has changed. But by being aware of this, and making simple changes, we can make a huge difference to our productivity, health, and relationships.