Stress Management

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 15.04.2014 | 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 14.04.2014 | 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 14.04.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 27.03.2014 | 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.

The BodyHoliday, St Lucia

The Spa Spy | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

So there I was, 40-something years old, chanting, humming, and heartily exhaling - hypnotised by the Caribbean sea - learning to breathe (correctly). And I really can't remember the last time I felt so energised...

10 Ways to Maintain Your Work-life Balance

Martin Bjergegaard | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Bjergegaard

Whatever your job, chances are you find it hard to switch off. Today, we work longer hours, at weekends, at home and on the move. The office is only ever a click away via smartphones and the Internet. We're pre-programmed to think this is the price of success, but it doesn't have to be.

Slow Down!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Try meditation to help you slow down - to spare your heart and cardiovascular system from wear and tear due to stress. When you practise meditation, the awareness of your breathing or bodily movements becomes enhanced.

Do You Constantly Feel Guilty?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

It sounds obvious, but maybe you were a child who picked at scabs. You know you shouldn't spend time with those individuals who deplete your energy and leave you feeling guilt ridden - so stop doing it! Chose your friendships wisely and mix with those of a sunny disposition.

Emotional Weeding to Help You Overcome Feeling Depressed

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Have you ever felt like you are losing touch with yourself? Or have you ever felt like you do not know yourself anymore? Losing connection to one's inner drive and motivation is common and often brings people to counselling or therapy. Do you recognize any of the following?

How to Transform Stress Into Effortless Living

Marina Pearson | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Pearson

When I talk about effortlessness, I am really using it to describe FLOW. Have you been in situations where your life has felt in flow? Where you have wanted to create something for yourself and suddenly it shows up? Or you ask a question and its answered in an unexpected form? As a person or as a conversation?

Over 50% Of Brits Feel Increasingly Stressed And Anxious

The Huffington Post | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Balancing our work and home lives is proving increasingly difficult, a survey has found, with 54% of us saying our stress and anxiety levels are incre...

Five Ways to Gain a More Positive Work Outlook This January

Louise Aston | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Aston

January is typically the month where workers across the UK are supposedly feeling most anxious and downcast about the challenges of the coming year. Some claim that 'Blue Monday', which reportedly fell this week, is the moment at which our optimism is at its lowest level.

Could Buddhism Help Your Business?

Beth Burgess | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Beth Burgess

The goal of Buddhism is ultimately to achieve enlightenment, but along the pathway to awakening, there are many useful lessons about how to operate ethically and effectively in the world.

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.

How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work (Better)

Karin Sieger | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Resolutions take determination, tenacity, strength and commitment. Too often we feel bad about ourselves or ashamed if we don't make it or delay a resolution. Whereas there is another way of looking at it.

The Lost Art of Relaxation: The Importance of Skilfully Doing Nothing

Adrian Kowal | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Kowal

The concept and word for 'boredom' was only coined in the mid-1700s. Was this because none of our ancestors before this time experienced an uneasiness when faced with a few hours of no activity? When did we begin to experience restlessness when taking a break from everyday life?

'Tis the Season to Be Truly Jolly

Kamontip Evans | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Christmas is the time of cheer and happiness. But how many of you are fretting about the getting together of relatives and in-laws, panicking about what to cook, wear, eat, do, buy, how to get on with the extended family, let alone your own - under the same roof, and for some, how to cope with loneliness at Christmas?

Here's A Quick and Easy Tool to De-Stress Any Time!

Liberty Forrest | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I'm sure you know what it is to feel stressed. Rushing here and there, having too much work, not enough sleep, too many responsibilities, no time to just chill and enjoy life. Seems all of us are in that same boat, right? Wrong.

How to Cope When the Wheels Come Off

Liberty Forrest | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

What do you do when Life throws too much at you all at once? Do the wheels come off and land you in the ditch? Do you smash head first into a tree? Or even worse, into oncoming traffic, taking out a few other people in the process?

Be Your Own Therapist...

Kamontip Evans | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Does a professional know as much about you as you do? Does he or she know your innermost depths of emotion? Will you hold back on what you say due to reluctance to reveal your deepest, possibly darkest secrets? Can we not rely on ourselves to deal with our troubled emotions?

WATCH: Stress As Addictive As Smoking Cigarettes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you know you're stressed but continue to find it hard to break free from the pattern, it may be due to the 'addictiveness' of the condition. St...

Are You Equipped With the Seven Skills Needed to Succeed as Breadwinner?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

There is no roadmap for women who are main earners. Like any adventure this is then both exciting and terrifying. The good news is that women have the opportunity to chart their own path and make being the breadwinner work for them and their families.

Are You Stressed? Have You Tried Sophrology?

Paola Bassanese | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

Sophrology is a mix of Eastern and Western approaches with an emphasis on body and mind awareness: it blends the mindfulness of yoga and meditation with the more rational approach of hypnotherapy and psychology.

As Work Related Stress Costs UK Economy Nearly £6.5bn Each Year, What Steps Should Businesses and Employees Be Taking?

Natasha Shearer | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK
Natasha Shearer

Last year there were 10.4 million days lost to stress, with the cost of 'sick' days being £618 meaning workplace stress totalled £6,427,200,000. With presenteeism also on the rise, meaning employees coming to work disengaged, tired, unmotivated and too stressed to work, businesses could see these costs rise if they don't take action.