25/04/2017 by Bev James
If you work within an office environment, then youíre probably no stranger to the '3pm slumpí. Itís that huge dip in energy many of us feel during the latter third of the day, when our productivity slows down, everyone gets a bit lethargic, and home time canít come quick enough. For some itís massively debilitating, for others itís a minor annoyance, and for many itís the most miserable part of the job. Energy is obviously the backbone of a productive day, so our livelihoods rely on maintaining that momentum. But how do you tackle or prevent the inevitable drop in energy during the working day? Fortunately, thereís plenty of ways to do it.
As today is International Womenís Day, I feel this is a great time to reflect and honour some of the greatest female figures in modern history who have changed the world and fought against all odds to achieve amazing feats.
A top tip for success in 2017 is to surround yourself with the right people. You've probably heard this before but are you putting it into practise? In the same way that nutrients and diet affect your wellbeing, spending time with positive people can have a huge impact on your success and happiness.
How is 2017 going so far? Did you review 2016 with enthusiasm and feel proud of all of the things you achieved? Or did you feel frustrated that you'd spent most of your time stuck on Someday Isle?
I've often noticed that the driving force behind indecisiveness usually stems from a fear of being disliked, criticised or failing. Some may find it more comfortable to stay in the 'safety zone' than choose to rock the boat with change.
09/08/2016 by Bev James
Many of us live in a fast paced digitally obsessed world where we may have become accustomed to instantaneously getting what we want or need at the touch of a button. This on-demand lifestyle can cause many of us to rush from one place to another whether it's to and from work, picking up the kids from school or fitting in exercise and social commitments; it can feel like most of us are continuously on the go.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back, recover and grow from life's adversities. Those who are resilient are able to cope with stress more effectively and maintain a positive outlook on their circumstances. Research has shown that whilst some are naturally resilient these behaviours can be developed.
Many of us can experience life transitions at various points in our lives, it could be moving to a new city, a redundancy, retirement, becoming a parent, a divorce or simply wanting to create positive changes in your life. Going through a life transition can bring up a mixed range of emotions which can cause many of us to feel uncertain, question our identity or revaluate what we truly want.
How you begin your morning often sets the tone for the rest of your day. When you wake up feeling enthusiastic and energised you're more likely to have a productive and positive day that helps you to perform at 100%. Read our 10 ways to start your day the energised way.
05/07/2016 09:00:00 by Bev James
Sometimes we can have a bad day where things may not always go to plan. When we have a 'bad day' it can be unsettling and if we allow ourselves to dwell in these thoughts it can lead to feelings of frustration or sadness. If you want to break out of a bad day and turn things around, below are 5 ways to make a bad day better.