Stress Management

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 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 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.

Burnout is One Hell of a Lesson in Stress Management

Juls Abernethy | Posted 03.09.2016 | 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 01.09.2016 | 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 26.08.2016 | 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 20.08.2016 | 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 01.08.2016 | 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 31.07.2016 | 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 16.07.2016 | 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 08.07.2016 | 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.