Wednesday, 6 November 2019

How to deal better with workplace stress

However much you enjoy your job, there will be days where it causes stress. Tight deadlines, difficult clients, too much work or not enough – the causes of workplace stress are many and varied but they happen to just about everyone and it’s best to make sure you have a plan in place to deal with them when they do.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Can boring tasks help reduce your stress?

Are there jobs you just have to do – at home or at work – that bore you out of your skull? What is it that does this for you? Washing, ironing, filing? And can you turn things around, so they actually help you feel better? The answer is almost certainly yes. Read on if you want to know how.

Monday, 16 September 2019

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Tech-Based Stress

Technology is great when it helps you connect with friends and colleagues, but it can also cause high levels of stress. For example, those who constantly check their phones are likely to report stress levels significantly higher than those who don’t, and heavy use of mobile phones has been linked to sleep disturbances.

Monday, 19 August 2019

The surprising truth about getting out of bed on the wrong side

Have you ever wondered why we say feeling grumpy or out of sorts can be the result of ‘getting out of the wrong side of the bed’? A study has shown that it may be based in fact, although it’s less to do with which actual side of the bed you’re on, and more about your state of mind when you get up in the morning.

Monday, 15 July 2019

How to be a stress-free Mum

Being a mother can be one of the most rewarding and one of the most difficult things you will ever do. Being focused on your family is wonderful but you need to remember to take care of yourself as well. They always say, ‘you can’t pour from an empty vessel’ and if you feel frazzled, stressed and overwhelmed you will not be able to enjoy the family you are trying to focus on, nor will you be setting a good example for your children about looking after their mental health. And remember that although we're talking about Mums this time around, the same applies if you're a Dad.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Simple ways to improve your coping skills

Have you ever thought, “I can’t cope,” or “I don’t have the strength to deal with this,” or something along those lines? Many of us, at times, feel that stress or worry are overwhelming, and start believing we’re incapable of dealing with them. But it’s important to give yourself the benefit of the doubt! With a bit of thought and a few basic skills, you can definitely cope better.

Monday, 20 May 2019

5 top tips for keeping exam stress under control

May and June are ‘exam season’ and many of you might be facing GCSE, A level or University exams. It’s a nerve-wracking time for some but it doesn’t have to be. As they say, if you must have butterflies at least get them flying in formation! To train your ‘butterflies' follow our handy guide to getting exam nerves under control.