Stress Management

What Your Insatiable Sweet Tooth Is Trying to Tell You

Lauretta Ihonor | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lauretta Ihonor

If you have a relentless sweet tooth, next time you're hit with a craving, stop and take stock of what exactly is going on at that present moment. Accept that 'yes I really want chocolate right now' but ask yourself why. There's always something else driving the desire for a sugar fix - especially if the desire is sudden, strong and all-consuming.

Should Employees Be Kept on a Digital Leash?

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Most companies I worked for expected their employees to be accessible by email, skype or phone both during and outside of the working hours. In other words, I had to constantly check my devices to make sure I don't miss anything important.

Can We Tackle the Cult of Always Having to Be the Best?

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Wright

This self-assumption about skill, the ability to learn, and the lack of growth mindset, means that with the stress and pressure to perform or be the best, children are at great risk to give up on setting goals and aiming for success on their terms, because they already lack the self-belief that they can grow and achieve.

What's This Modern Obsession With Tidying?

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

It's New Year. Everyone's turning over a new leaf. They're going to become the person they've always wanted to be. And each year there are trends in terms of the types of habits we adopt with a view to becoming different people.

What is Stress?

Adrian Farrell | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Farrell

Alexander Technique shows that it's our smart, conscious capacity that allows us to prevent and re-route tricky responses before they manifest and it's this that clinches the deal for me, in redefining stress.

Silence

Kamontip Evans | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

This mind is always making noise - more so when we are not talking. To develop silence of the mind, initially you need a quiet place. Then listen to your mind without expressing any opinion to confuse the matter.

Do You Need to De-Stress?

Maggie Currie | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Having too much stress in your life, will make you anxious, irritable and unproductive. It will affect your relationship with yourself, your performance at work, your long term physical and emotional health and your quality of your life.

Digital Stress and Opening Up for a Discussion About It

Sofie Sandell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

The discussion I learnt the most about digital stress from last week was with a leadership coach who told me that by avoiding talking about the problem of digital stress we are only making it bigger. Many managers never take the time to talk about what makes us feel stressed at work. If you never point out the weaknesses it's hard to do anything about them.

Burnout is One Hell of a Lesson in Stress Management

Juls Abernethy | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juls Abernethy

Today, many years on and I am passionate about helping other women to recognise the subtle signs of burnout that they might be too busy to spot. Because the good news is that you can do so much to support your body and mind to better cope with the stresses that life throws at you.

What Is the Connection Between Leadership and Digital Stress?

Sofie Sandell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

When we carry our digital devices with us it means that we bring our work with us everywhere we go. It's right there in our pocket or on the table next to us. Our brain and body are never really disconnected from our work life.

Pop the Kettle On ...It's Time to De-Stess

Juls Abernethy | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juls Abernethy

beyond its role as a national streiotype what if I told you that taking one cup of tea each day could reduce your stress levels, make you feel less emotional and more in control, improve your working memory and give you more mental clarity.

Dealing With Stress, Coping With Its Impact

Susan Leigh | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

When we're overloaded, not coping well with life, stress can become a negative factor in our lives and inhibit our body from taking care of itself, from functioning well, adapting, healing and repairing itself.

Do You Plan on Spending 10 Years of Your Life Watching Television?

Susan Leigh | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Yes, TV can be an easy default, an unchallenging option, a reliable companion, a quick de-stressor, a way to relax, but do you plan on spending 10 years of your life watching TV? These statistics certainly make one think.

Making Small Adjustments To Your Daily Routine Can Help Make A Big Difference To Your Health Overall

The Huffington Post UK | Jen Barton | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we're so busy with our everyday lives, we forget to look after ourselves, especially when it comes to managing our health. Taking charge ...

Overwhelmed? Four Ways to Calm Down and Simplify

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Are you over scheduling and overloading your to-do list? Keep over scheduling and overloading, and you'll end up feeling overwhelmed. When overwhelm happens, it distorts our reasoning and response-ability. It also clouds the mind from clear thinking and, as a result, not much gets done, even though we may have lots to do.

Is Work Too Important In Your Life?

Susan Leigh | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Clearly work is an important part of all our lives, it provides us with purpose, challenge, occupation as well as necessary income, but, as the saying goes, 'no one ever said on their deathbed that they wished they'd spent more time at work'.

How Important Is Your Image to You?

Susan Leigh | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Style
Susan Leigh

Wearing a smart suit, a pair of killer heels, a dash of lipstick, an expensive aftershave, having a beauty treatment, a new hairdo makes us feel much more confident, knowing that we're looking good. When we feel we look the part we're often able to raise our game and portray that positive persona. We stand taller, feel more in control.

Are You On The Brink Of Burnout?

Jacqui Macdonald | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Macdonald

It's that brutal 3pm energy crash that renders you a sugar junkie. The annoying inability to sleep despite exhaustion. Mood swings that your nearest and dearest bear the brunt of. An increasing need for an evening tipple. Apathy for your latest project. Apathy for life. These are the signs that you're heading for burnout.

Holidays Can Put a Strain on Your Relationship

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Holidays can put any flaws or short-comings in our relationship under the spotlight as we book time away, expectantly hoping to have fun together and rekindle some of the old spark and intimacy during our trip.

Take a Break and Manage Stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Recent research has highlighted how important it is to take a break at regular intervals throughout the day. When a three month survey was undertaken at Sheffield University involving 850,000 people they found that responses, rapid perception and decision-making were better, more effective when people avoided cramming intensively and applied a looser, more relaxed approach.

Is Trying to Manage Stress Making You More Stressed? There's a Solution

Jamie Smart | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Smart

Blogs and bookshops are full of advice telling us how to manage stress, with techniques to remember, practice and apply. We each know what we "should" be doing to manage our stress levels...

Does Gratitude Have a Role in Business?

Susan Leigh | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Susan Leigh

Instead of constantly working, moving from one task to the next, let's explore ways to manage stress and burnout, be more appreciative of our lives, value our opportunities and challenges, whilst enjoying a positive perspective on life.

An Open Letter From Stress

Paula McGuire | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paula McGuire

Nowadays, you treat me like the enemy. I'm a disease to be feared, which, by the way, only makes me worse. Sitting at your desk, with your new-fangled worries, pressing all my buttons with nary an outlet in sight. Seriously, they don't call me a fight or flight response for nothing.

Doing the Right Thing Sometimes Requires Extra Help

Susan Leigh | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Susan Leigh

These days we are constantly bombarded with information about the right way to live, what we need to do to support good health, what we should be eating, drinking, best exercise regimens, you'd think that by now we'd be programmed to do the right thing in every area of our lives!

How to Stay Positive (Even When Things are Really Tough)

Amy Jane Smith | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jane Smith

Being a positive person doesn't mean you don't feel pain or that you learn to suppress it - that wouldn't be healthy or helpful. It's more about knowing that while you may feel terrible, that feeling will pass. It genuinely helps.