An interesting article in HBR states "Friendship matters. Everything we do to succeed in our careers is improved when we’re supported by a foundation of strong, stable friendships." Friends are critical to our health and wellbeing. By cultivating our friendships we have a support network and people we can turn to as a sounding board for those all important career decisions. However in this time poor world it can be hard to nurture those relationships. Neale Roese suggests th
A recent article in Harvard Business Review by Nicholas Petrie about pressure not having to turn into stress, was useful and informative, it also provided four very practical steps to dealing with stress before it becomes distress: Firstly, being present - so waking up to life rather than passing it by in a waking sleep Secondly, where is your control - dealing with the what is and not the what if Thirdly, perspective - the reality checks of contrasting, questioning and re-fr
So when the going gets tough we generally try to work harder hoping that this will give us the competitive edge. Even though we often know that this strategy is counter productive, we can struggle to accept it and employ a different strategy. To make a meaningful impact on both individual and organisational goals a more gentle approach may lead to success. In a recent article in Arianna Huffington, CEO of Thrive Global and Peter Cooper who founded Cooper Investors, a $10 bill
So many great charities including Headstogether are supporting Time to Talk day. Take time to talk to someone, phone or text, have a coffee or just stick your head round someone's door. Ask them how they are and listen to what they say. 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem every year. Talking about it doesn’t have to be difficult but can make a big difference. To start a conversation, thank someone for something they have done, make s
Really interesting talk last night on the impact of nutrition, stimulants - caffeine in particular, anti stress nutrients and mindset on our ability to respond to and build resilience to stress. So much of our energy is depleted when we are anxious, stressed or depressed, as we deal with strong emotional responses. Some simple steps of having protein in every meal, replacing a coffee with a fruit tea, increasing nutrient intake such as Vitamin C, using Magnesium oil after a
There is now just a week to go until Time to Talk Day on Thursday 2 February!
Take a look at the new animation that gives ideas for how to talk about mental health. Please do share it with your colleagues, customers and stakeholders to spread the word that conversations change lives. This has such simple yet effective ideas on starting the conversation. #timetotalk #mentalhealth #resilience #wellbeing #mindfulness