Stress Management

Dealing With Overload In The Digital Age

Paula Ruane | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paula Ruane

Stress and overload isn't a new phenomenon. In fact, the term "stress" and its application to the human condition was researched by Hans Selye in 1936. However, stress and anxiety brought on by the digital age is very much a modern problem, which is set to escalate if left unmanaged.

Getting Emotionally Fit

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Wood

Short-term distractions such as alcohol, drugs, pornography, sex, and over-eating are often used to tune-out from the pain of emotional fatigue. However, these distractions only temporarily mask the symptoms of fatigue and stop us from more effectively monitoring and managing the cause of our distress.

Why Stress Is Bad

Katie Woodland | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Woodland

OK, so let's go right back to the beginning again because it seems despite all the hard work of many upstanding individuals the fact that stress is bad (and I mean really bad), is just not quite sinking in with many people.

Three Superpower Secret Weapons For A Less Frantic Day

Emma Fairclough | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Fairclough

I used to get anxious all the time and my breathing was shallow. In any breathing exercise I'd notice it was shallow, get more stressed and consequently more anxious! Mission definitely not accomplished. With mindfulness it's different. All you have to do is take a few breaths, notice that they're shallow, accept them fully as they are and keep on breathing.

Top Tips To Manage Festive Stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Most people's festive experiences require some planning and compromise. Some people will be alone, perhaps for the first time or are having to share custody of their children or tend to ailing relatives

Five Steps To Help You Stress-Less This Christmas

Katie Woodland | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Woodland

Look, if I had a house worthy of being featured on the real housewives of Cheshire (yes it's a real programme and yes it's definitely on my guilty pleasure list), then I would be taking it all in my stride.

Is It A Weakness To Show Vulnerability?

Alison Ward | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Ward

I know there are coaches and mentors out there who would not dare to admit this to themselves let alone their clients who invest in their services, but two of my core values is truth and integrity. I simply cannot and will not lie.

When Does Stress Become Something More Serious?

Katie Woodland | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Woodland

Whether you've sat an exam, learned to drive, had an interview, spoken in public... all these things get our bodies stressed. But, once we've done whatever it was that was stressing us out our bodies get the opportunity to calm down, chill out, and relax.

HR Jargon, Wellbeing At Work And The Hug Hormone

Andrew Heath | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Heath

The HR world is awash with buzzwords and hot topics - search Google for wellbeing at work and you get 58 million results! Here's this week's hot list:...

Stressed Out? How The Right Tech Can Help Increase Your Wellbeing And Relieve Stress

David Plans | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
David Plans

Many individuals are not aware they are under stress, let alone the precise level of their stress, the triggers of their stress, and the potential health problems caused by prolonged stress. In order to effectively combat stress and its ill effects on health, stress triggers and responses to stress must be recognised and managed in real time.

Doctors With Mental Illness - Time For A Change

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nima Ghadiri

This stigma can arise as early as medical school, fostered by a triad of competitiveness, fear and uncertainty. Students sometimes receive conflicting information about mental health, and may fear disclosing illness.

The Guilt Of Rest

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

Too often, our culture assigns self-worth with productivity. We feel that time could be spent on something more worthwhile. When we are not working, we fill our time catching up on "life", doing that load of laundry, cleaning piled dishes, catching up on personal paperwork, checking emails and generally thinking about the gazillion errands that need to be run!

Top 10 Causes of Stress in Entrepreneurs

Katie Buckingham | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Katie Buckingham

Starting up your own business can be a very rewarding and exciting time in your life, but 'being your own boss' can take its toll on your mental wellbeing. Your business is totally dependent on you, if something goes wrong it is your fault and what happens if the business fails? Aside from the good aspect of doing what you love every day, there are many worries and stresses in the lives of entrepreneurs. Here are ten:

How Full Is Your Cup Today?

Liz Lowe | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents
Liz Lowe

Parenting from a full cup makes the job easier and more enjoyable, which of course makes us better at it. So you see, giving yourself a little TLC is most definitely not selfish - it's a winner for everyone. Hello? Is that the massage parlour?

Just Relax: Five Alternative Ways to Combat Daily Stress

Tayana Simons | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Most of us have been affected by stress at some point in our lives. Whether caused by our jobs, our relationships, or just the daily toll of our busy lives, stress is not something that should ever be ignored.

The Best Way to Have a Great Weekend

Susan Leigh | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Some people obsess about their weekends. They jealously guard their time, refusing to make plans or commit anything to the diary because they're so focussed on their desire to chill and take it easy.

Digital Stress and Making Time for the Things We Love in Life

Sofie Sandell | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

We are dependent on each other's energy when we work with other people. This becomes very clear in large and complex projects. If we are in the same building we are even breathing the same air.

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 10.01.2017 | 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 02.11.2016 | 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 01.10.2016 | 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 26.09.2016 | 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 15.09.2016 | 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.