Stress Management

What Being Made Redundant Taught Me About Life

Elise Dopson | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Elise Dopson

After being made redundant, I learnt a lot about life - and myself. I learned that it was possible to follow my dreams and being unintentionally pushed out of my comfort zone was more valuable to my career than I could ever have imagined!

When You're Running On Empty: How To Get Out Of Survival Mode

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

When we feel this way, it's not because our job is stressful or because our children demand all of our attention or because of our never-ending to-do list. It's nothing external that creates this issue, though these circumstances can definitely exacerbate it.

Is Stress Ruling Your Life?

Keith Grinsted | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Keith Grinsted

OK, there's the plus side that we can choose to work where we want. But the downside is we lose track of the regular workplace routines - coffee/tea break and lunch - as the day merges into one extended period, and we are constantly dealing with emails, texts, social media messages, etc.

How To Get Heath Back On Track

Lauren Riley | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

I am back on my mission to bring back health to my life and share any knowledge I collect on the way. Well I have got a treat for you. I have learnt so much in this last four days that even if I share some of it you'd get great value from reading this post. Knowledge transferred courtesy of Ti Sana Detox Resort and Spa in Italy.

What's The Big Fuss About Stress!

Ben Edusei | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Edusei

Stress is the combination of any physical, mental, or emotional factors that causes bodily or mental tension. Stress can come from either internal or external factors which initiates the fight or flight response and this reaction has an effect on both the neurological and endocrinological system.

5 Ways To Free Your Life Of Clutter And De-stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Are you one of those people who get up in the morning and start the day already feeling hassled? Maybe you can't decide what to wear, where to start, what to do first. Feeling that way can introduce a frustrating tone to the day, even before you've left the bathroom.

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 05.05.2017 | 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 26.04.2017 | 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.