Are you secretly jealous of someone who seems to ‘have it all’? Maybe a colleague who gets offered the best projects or a friend whose life seems effortless and charmed from where you stand. It doesn’t matter how experienced or consciously aware you believe you are. We human beings are, after all, only human.
Does it feel like Groundhog Day? When life feels repetitive and predictable you know you’ve got yourself in a rut. It’s good to have some order and predictability but when life at home or work has lost its spark it may be time to make some changes.
When things become too much and you feel stressed and overwhelmed, where do you go for comfort? Let’s face it, there are so many reasons life can feel out of control, just the constant ‘ping’, ‘ping’ of emails or just one more request from a manager who is over-stretched themselves can send us into panic[…]
On the continued theme of resilience this month I wanted to tackle something that could be an opportunity for all of us; something we could all do if we chose to. It occurred to me that whilst some people are able to learn from their past, many of us are not. Why do we keep[…]
In this month of August, I thought I’d go back to basics on this topic of resilience. With the kids off school, many colleagues off on leave and others trying to hold the fort, we all have to dig a little deeper to keep afloat. It’s interesting to ask people what they understand by[…]
Previously we’ve looked at how managers can enhance the wellbeing of their staff in the work environment but a question that is often left unasked and unanswered is what responsibility the individual has in this. Okay, let me ask this question in another way. What responsibility do you think YOU have for your wellbeing?[…]
The workplace has changed over the last few years and technology has driven much of this change; from how customers make initial contact with businesses to how services and products are delivered. Change can be a good thing, it can be energizing to come up with new ways of working but there can be down-sides[…]
Now that we’ve made the distinction between pressure (which can help motivate us) and stress (which is not good for us), let’s move the discussion on. I’ve read that the part of the week people dread most is Sunday evenings. That twilight zone between weekend and working week. From my own experience too, there were[…]
When you have an open wound the advise is always to apply pressure: not so much that it causes stress but enough to contain the situation. We tend to do this well when we have a cut or grazed knee, we naturally know how much pressure is too much. So why do many of[…]
Whenever I get an opportunity to talk about the importance of building resilience skills to a group of professionals – I take it. It doesn’t matter if I’m speaking to Lawyers, Accountants, Vets or Entrepreneurs, the messages are the same and they are needed more now than ever before. At a time when the pace[…]