By definition, success is accomplishing an aim or purpose. Success is subjective: to one it is working on Wall Street while to another it's efficientl...
Anxiety out of work has bred anxiety in work. My crippling self-awareness of said anxiety in work and out of work has made me anxious to not be visibly anxious therefore ruining my entire life and giving me horrible, tough stomach butterflies in the process.
There is a lot written about mental health in the workplace and a lot of ideas on how to protect and support employees fly around. And yet many organisations still do not act - are they confused by where to start, shackled by the stigma that still surrounds mental health, or have simply failed to understand the imperatives?
I literally look down all the time. We have become a look down generation, void of eye contact and passing conversation. I can't walk to or from the station/office/shop/pub without checking my notifications which then spark an urgency to respond and engage. I'm dismissive of, and frustrated by strangers. I'm grumpy and permanently tired.
We've reached a stage where being busy has become a goal. To say that 'I'm busier than you are' means 'I'm more important, my time is more valuable'. It's a new status we shoot for, a goal that shows us that we're on the right track, the barometer by which we judge our impending success.
Whilst I am an advocate of living a healthy lifestyle and training your body for agility, strength and movement; I am not however living in an obsessive vault where I am defined by what the aesthetic now is for what people have pre conceived as the perfect body type.
I come out of the meeting and feel overwhelmed with emotion, armed with a pack of redundancy docs, now known as 'the white envelope of doom'. My face is puffy from all the crying and the fact my HR colleague has been plying me with cheap kitchen roll. Word of advice to any HR advisors- invest in Kleenex.
Like most women I know, and almost every mother in the universe, I am one of life's planners. No major life event has taken place without an epic 'to do' list and multi-tabbed financial spreadsheet.
I haven't written for ages. I've written almost nothing this year, apart from work-related items and to-do lists. It's not so much that I gave up writing for Lent as that writing gave up on me... there's been so much going on that I have struggled to find the words to quantify it all.
This is a simple post detailing and describing a typical day for a full time dad who works full time unsociable shifts (including weekends). I will describe what a typical day entails when daddy is due to work a late shift of 2-10pm
Flexible working is just one example of a policy area in which I hope to bridge the gap between the 'average' man and WE, which I see as a key area WE need to focus on. Some of my favourite people in the entire world are men - my husband and three young sons being top of the list! My message is that WE are not anti-men, WE don't want to see men airbrushed out of society, in fact, WE believe that equality for all will mean a better deal for women AND men.
My friend Alex once told me he made the most money in the Jacuzzi. He wasn't a gigolo, although he might have liked to have been. No, what he was talking about were the ideas that came to him when he was relaxed.
I crave to be on a football field once again. Since finishing college and entering the big wide world of work over 12 years ago, it slowly dawned o...
Our time here is short. Stating the bleeding obvious but time, once lost, is gone forever. Why then do we sometimes treat it with such disrespect? Why do we put things off until we retire, or until next year, or trudge through the weekdays, yearning for the weekend?
How we awaken in the morning can impact on the rest of the day. If we wake up feeling jaded, in need of more sleep or stressed and overwhelmed at the prospect of the coming day it may well be time to reflect on our habits and the way we manage our lives. Let's look at some ways to better support yourself and your quality of life.
I'm often asked for advice from emerging artists and entrepreneurs so here's the top things I have taken away from my mentors and personal experience to get ahead in what you love...