Who wants to feel angry or upset at work?! Life is hard enough without added stress at work. So, what if you could control your emotions and enjoy y...
Rituals can be found at the very foundations of every ancient culture, yet their significance today is often overlooked. Human beings naturally gravitate toward rituals. For example, the way we comb or brush our hair, the route we take to work or the things we do when we prepare for a big competition, presentation or meeting.
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.
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.
I can totally understand people who do not bother to do anything extra in their life to help others. Being an activist and formulating new ideas that will create a better and equal society can be pretty draining.
The Public Accounts Committee recently revealed that NHS budget pressures are leaving mental health services critically underfunded. Mental health has...
Whether you're a gap year student half way around the globe, or you've headed over the water for a European getaway, feeling stressed can completely defeat the freedom found when travelling. So, what do you do when you've gone away to give your mind a rest and that's the only thing not happening?
We have heard about the importance of stress management for a little more than two decades, and long-term studies of stress in the population have seen stress steadily rise during that time, as Carnegie Mellon University's long term study , which covered more than three decades, proved.
I think the only time I am truly 'in the moment' these days is when I'm in the great outdoors at the weekend or on holiday. If the sun is shining and we're not in a rush, if there are beaches, fields or woods to explore, then something magical always seems happen.
It makes me less stressed. It's one of the few pieces of wearable technology that I've tried in my career that actively, and successfully helps me get through a bad day... The Apple Watch's Breath app isn't going to cure depression, nor is it claiming to solve every social problem you have. What it does do though is give you a place to start.
Three months? I could barely take it in - how could I possibly be off work for three months, that couldn't happen... He didn't argue with me, just wrote a sick note, tucked it into my handbag, and left. I was stunned
My personal story with burnout left me living life on a constant knife's edge of anxiety. As if every day of my life had been an abyss of poor choices, and self-loathing. The daily fear battle I was fighting around the impact have on my future was real.
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!
The devastating impact of the last six years of economic austerity, with its savage attacks on public services and on workers' rights is evident in the motions submitted for debate at this year's TUC Congress.
Personally now with that mind-blowing wonder of hindsight, I can look back over the past twenty odd years, if not more of my life and I have to question whether the constant fretting that I seemed incapable of stopping served any purpose whatsoever.
Those who may have opted for a different career path, I also wish you luck. Only time will tell how this conspicuous nightmare will pan out over the coming months but I firmly believe it will shape out our future landscapes for life.