Why am I so Tired? Exploring our Allostatic Load

Feeling ‘MEH’? Wherever you are reading this, it’s probably safe to assume that things are still very ‘interesting’ no – let’s be straight – challenging! How are you feeling? For some, life may be just fine, you may have a business that is thriving because of the times, you may be revelling in newfound peace…

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The Changing Face of Wellbeing at Work

Sometimes you have to look for the gift in the challenge. The particular gift I’d like to share in this article is the gift of wellbeing taking its rightful place at the executive leadership table – and we have Covid to thank for that. 1. One of the most important Gifts that the Challenge of Covid…

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Resilience Bites #10 – Getting Comfortable with Change

We’re starting to hear conversations about ‘getting back to normal’ and ‘returning to the old ways’.  This is a normal response to change. Our brains want the certainty of returning to what we know, but we need to reset our expectations. Some things will be different, some will stay the same. One thing that we can guarantee is that we will all be adjusting to the new ‘normal’ and this itself will keep evolving.

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Resilience Bites #9 – Perspective is Everything

Each and every one of us is reacting in our own unique way to today’s events. Learning to think neutrally or positively about challenging situations and events takes practice and time. Whatever you are feeling is to be respected, we are just offering a different perspective that could have beneficial outcomes.

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Resilience Bites #6 – Smile Though Your Heart is Aching

A smile creates instant connection and it truly is the shortest distance between 2 people. Science has shown that the mere act of smiling can lift your mood, lower stress and even boost your immune system. When we smile, we release endorphins, natural pain killers for both physical and emotional pain, and we also release happy hormones such as dopamine and serotonin, all of which contribute to making us feel happier, more relaxed and less stressed.

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Resilience Bites #4 – Control the Controllables

When we become aware that our needs are not being met, being compromised or challenged, we can take a step back and become objectively curious, then access the rational part of our brain to reframe what’s challenging us into a benefit or opportunity, or just learn to make like Elsa from ‘Frozen’ and ‘Let it Go!’.

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