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COVID Groundhog Day - Avoid, Embrace or Appreciate...

Like the famous Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day”, you may be in a position where the repetitive nature of life at the moment is stifling.

In the film Phil Connors (Bill) wakes to the same day time and time again through fluctuating states of anguish and contentment.

Or maybe you are...

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Keep er lit healthy habit hacks: September 2021

Happy Wednesday Folks!

Here’s a positive little article for you on this hump day

Joke:

Did you hear the one about butter?

I can’t tell you – you will only spread it

Compelling research:

Shawn Achor is a positive psychologist whose research shows that success in the workplace...

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3 Massive Time Savers

Sometimes our busy brains can work against us.

Being aware of these three mental blindspots could be a productivity game changer for you.

  1. Completion Bias: We are wired as humans to get satisfaction from task completion. You will be familiar with this if you ever completed a task that wasn't...
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Morning Routine: Rise and Shine with these 3 key activities

There are only 3 simple things which I recommend to kickstart your day on a positive note. Only choose one to begin with...

Movement:

To get the blood flowing and energy going it is a great idea to incorporate some form of movement into that morning routine. As little as 3-5 minutes could help....

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Sleep Soundly - take these 4 simple actions...

A good night's sleep starts way earlier in the day than you expect.

There are four simple actions you can take during your day to improve sleep that night.

  1. Exercise and it doesn't need to be a massive time investment. Just 20-minutes of brisk walking could be enough. It has the advantage of...
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Make Healthy Habits Stick in 2021

It's easier to replace an old unhealthy habit with a newer and healthier one rather than going cold turkey.

Giving up cigarettes for example, it's a good idea to put in a new habit like stretching or grabbing a healthy tea when you would have usually gone for that fag at 11.00 or 16.00. 

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Solid Steps to Help Return from a Point of Burnout

Take Time Off: Sometimes it's impossible to see the wood from the trees when you are immersed/disengaged from your daily life. By continuing to POWER THROUGH you will exacerbate things. Clear some time to get in a better headspace whether it's taking a few days, weeks or months away from...

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We need to understand burnout

I will be running a series of short articles on burnout - what it is, how to avoid it and how to recover from it.

Let's begin with a definition:

Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhausation as a result of prolonded stress. You will notice it by feelings of overwhelm or as if...

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3 quick and easy steps to protect your valuable time

  1. Block off your high potential hours in your calendar. As an earlyish bird I like to keep 09.00 - 12.00 in my calendar free for any creative work or highly taxing items on my to-do list. I could use these hours to manage difficult situations or learn new work related skills. This is because...
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Burnout - notice the warning signs...

Here are some potential reasons why a lot of people are reaching a point of exhausation and have to take an enforced break.

  1. You're on the wrong path: this can be really difficult to acknowledge. You have spent years on a career path that no longer interests or stimulates you. The fact you have...
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