The #1 Way to Mentally Recharge

Something I have learned in the past and had to re-learn recently is that there are different ways to relax and HOW you relax impacts directly on the level of energy recharge that you get from the activity. To get the maximum benefit from your relaxation time, you need to relax actively. Here's what that means...

Building Happiness at Work & in Life

Happiness and wellbeing are finally being recognised as more than simply warm and fuzzy optional extras for our society. Hooray! And for good reason too....

In a funk? Ten ways to shake it off.

Ever woken up in just a funky mood? Or gotten two hours into your day and already wishing you had your make up off and were hiding under the covers? When you need to shift your energy but you can’t go hide watching funny movies all day, here are ten ways to quickly shift it. Trust me, they work.

Just Checking…

One of the most important parts of managing any project at work is monitoring progress. The same principle applies for achieving high levels of health and wellbeing - you need to monitor your progress to check that you're achieving what you want.

Gearing Towards the Good

Today's Wellness Wednesday tip is a very simple one. It involves a simple mindset shift you can practice everyday without it taking up time or being hard to do. The action steps will already be familiar to you ...I invite you to think about them in a new light, in terms of countering our natural negativity bias.

Stand Up For Your Health

Research has clearly shown that prolonged sitting is bad for our health and can take years off your life span. That’s a lot of scary information that really doesn’t help you much. Follow these practical steps to get moving at work without impacting your productivity.

Maintaining Your Wellbeing Despite End of Year Busyness

The lead up to our end of year time off is also married with an ever filling social calendar, family commitments and financial gymnastics. All of this can leave us feeling, well, a little bit like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Here are 3 survival strategies to help you through the season...

A No-Fuss Way to Instantly Improve Your Wellbeing

Research shows that this approach is one that resilient people tend to use often, that non-resilient people don't. The more resilient you are, the less often you'll experience stress and the quicker you'll bounce back from setbacks.

The NEAT Way to Boost Your Wellbeing and Avoid Disease

Whether we like it or not, exercise is crucial for good physical and mental health. Yet most of us don't get regular exercise. And for the majority of us, a standard weekday involves the majority of waking hours in a chair. And that sitting all day is literally a silent killer. Here's an easy way to reduce your risks...

The Power of Positive Psychology to Boost Your Wellbeing

Positive psychology is one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of health and wellbeing science. It’s the study of optimal human functioning – finding the conditions that help people to thrive and flourish. Positive psychology is not to be confused with simplistic positive thinking, pop-psychology or self-help.
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A Practice That Can Improve Your Mood

So many of us are trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. And for this practice to meet its full healing potential in our lives, it needs to become more than just a passing sentiment. We have to learn a new way of looking at things, a new habit. And that takes some time.
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Physical Activity & Exercise for Mental Health

Physical activity and exercise can play an important role in enhancing wellbeing and preventing or managing poor mental health. In this interview, psychologist and physical activity researcher Dr Nicola Burton outlines the relationships between physical activity and mental health and shares simple strategies to help you stick to an activity plan.
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