Worklife Balance

Burnout Diaries - Chapter Seven: Tell'em I'm Coming Back

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

I walked into our Mayfair office with a mix of dread and excitement. On one hand, I had missed everyone terribly and I had also missed being productive and feeling useful and important but on the other hand I had been out of the game for a long time so I felt slow, dumb and inadequate.

The Five Most Important Things You Need To Be Happy At Work

Marianne Stenger | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Although at some point we've probably all fantasised about having enough money to retire and sip cocktails on a tropical beach for the rest of our days, the truth is that human-beings thrive on challenges and are happiest when pushing themselves to the limits.

In A Spin

Caragh Little | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

And what of the endless spinning of messages and comments and demands? If we fidget with our every thought to kill time, are we destroying all those moments which really matter, passing the spinning to everyone around us like a fidgety, blurring virus?

Can We Really Have It All?

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

I really didn't think that my generation had to worry about those choices that I saw my mum making. It was only after speaking to my NCT group that I realised I was the only one who was planning to return to full time work. When I looked at my friends who had kids very few of them were working full time.

Life After The City

LJ Ross | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
LJ Ross

Back in 2007, Oliver James offered a searing critique of advanced, largely capitalist societies and how their systems impact negatively on the mental health of the people within them. His contention is that emotional distress is best understood as a rational response to 'sick' societies, where education and upbringing are geared towards making progress.

Kids Really Do Change You

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

To an extent this was true, although the music festivals now tend to be of the kid friendly variety, as do the restaurants and the holidays. I am happy about the changes but I would lie if I said it was an easy transition into parenthood. It is more like a seismic overnight shift.

Teaching... To What End?

Bec Cousins | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Bec Cousins

I am a primary school teacher and have been for over 13 years now. I trained for four years, and went straight into my passion. I then panicked and th...

Say It Once, Say It Loud I'm A Goonie And Proud

Dan Flanagan | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Dan Flanagan

How I Went From Quitting 9-5, To Hanging Out With Rockstars, Punching My Mates Wife, Putting My Son in Prison & Body-Poppin' My Way To A Goonies Way O...

Mindfulness in the Workplace: Five Practical Tips for 2016

Stephen Canning | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Canning

A very simple technique, the one minute meditation can easily be built into the working day. Consider introducing them during breaks, for instance, which are meant to refresh us but so often end up being extensions of work as we battle to finish something, check our emails or catch-up on calls.

Rest and Recoup: A Sweet Spot in Sweden

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ratcliffe

Hillesgarden near Helsingborg, Sweden, is different things to different people: a beautiful park with a lake and delightful walks amidst herbal gardens, a splendid restaurant serving delicious, wholesome food which is famous for miles around, a conference centre with a lecture hall, a retreat centre, a guest house, as well as a health centre for therapies and healing.

Mental Health and a Media Career: Balancing My Worlds

Eleanor Taylor-Davis | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Taylor-Davis

The truth is - and I'm being dangerously honest here - my work just isn't compatible with my mental health, in fact it's quite the opposite; the two are entirely disparate. The highs and lows that come with working in the media devastate me, so in order to survive (or at least pretend to) I'm forced to build a facade of normality and feign that everything is 'fine'.

Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack Goes Up 33 Times on Monday Mornings!

Adam Strong | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Strong

With the start of the New Year, many people are wanting to start afresh, focusing on new goals and beginnings. But the reality for most of us is a huge backlog of emails and the need to get on top of all those customer enquiries and new performance targets.

From Busy to Super Busy: Why It's Time to Give Up the B Word

Daniel E. Browne | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel E. Browne

Being busy is a sort of laziness. While it can mean "actively fully engaged or occupied," when it rolls off the lips of most people it means being overwhelmed and unable to cope. Most people are trapped in overwhelm, and rather than actually looking at the totality of what there is to do and making rational choices...

A Simple Meditation For Your Brilliant Mind

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Meditation is not a religion. Nor is it a tradition involving levitation while sitting cross-legged on the floor pretending to be an all-knowing master of the universe. Meditation, sometimes disguised as boredom, slows our breath, lowers our heart rate, relaxes our mind and provides space for self-exploration while restoring our natural energy.

Five Ways to Find Balance Without Compromising Success

Winnie Brittany Oudemans | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Winnie Brittany Oudemans

Set yourself some guidelines - Setting yourself some realistic guidelines allows you to firmly establish yourself some boundaries. For me, it was as simple as making sure I was home at least two weeknights a week. This will help with the next point.

Stress Forces £3m-A-Year Barclays Executive To Quit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Sir Hector Sants, Barclays' head of compliance and former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, has taken a leave of absence after bein...

Are You Burnt Out?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

Always racing from one task to the next, but accomplish very little? Sound familiar? Most days I'm incessantly striving for a clean loo, disinfected worktops, a clear inbox, a flatter tummy, school gate acceptance and career success. Sometimes I just want to stop the clock.

Male, Pale and Stale: The Gender Gap in the UK's Leading Roles

Anna Claeys | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics
Anna Claeys

The current system continues to leave women severely underrepresented in the top job - this is an issue not just for women, but for our economy and society as a whole.

Embracing Your Parenting Superpower

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

When you stop to think about it, it's truly amazing that we have done so well without super powers. Most of us are not stay at home parents yet we're expected to juggle kids, jobs, relationships, household chores and community obligations with a smile and without a complaint. And, for the most part, on most days, we do ok.

Women, Boards and Disruption...

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Lane Fox

I am 100% in favour of quotas for the FTSE 100 companies. While I know this is deeply unpopular with many, I think it is the only way to create scale change. I totally reject the assumption that with quotas comes sub standard women - that is patronising and sexist.

Start-Up Memoires: Those Creative Types

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

My whole life, I have been envious of creativity. That spark of innate talent residing in musicians, artists and authors which, no matter how hard I worked, I couldn't emulate.