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5 causes of burnout and how to avoid it.

5 causes of burnout and how to avoid it.

The causes of burnout might seem obvious.. too much work, right? Doh. But, in fact, while workload is obviously a major contributing factor, it’s a little more complex than that. In addition to workload here are 4 more causes. Lack of control One of the biggest causes...

Being self-employed: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Being self-employed: the good, the bad and the ugly.

whether you are self-employed or not, we all need to learn to look after ourselves as well as we look after others. This might mean negotiating a fairer deal for ourselves at work, or requiring other members of our family to take a fairer share of the load at home.

Why emotional agility is far more powerful than ‘positive thinking’.

Why emotional agility is far more powerful than ‘positive thinking’.

Everyone has negative thoughts and emotions. But what’s the best way to deal with these?

Sometimes we hear people saying things like ‘turn that frown upside down’ or no ‘negative vibes here’….

I do believe that it’s possible to shift a negative perspective, but it’s absolutely crucial to understand that this is not about ignoring or minimising the negative thought or emotion.

Chop chop! Hurry up! Shake a leg!

Chop chop! Hurry up! Shake a leg!

I like to think of myself as productive and efficient, but what that often really means is that I have a strong tendency to try and fit too much in, and end up working against the clock. I have a strong ‘Hurry Up’ driver.

How to stop trying to please everyone

How to stop trying to please everyone

Pleasing people feels good. We all like it when people give us positive feedback and approve of what we’re doing. But if we’re constantly second guessing what will please everyone, we’re setting ourselves up for anxiety and discomfort.

Do positive affirmations actually work?

Do positive affirmations actually work?

For those of you who might not know, an affirmation is a positive statement that you repeat to yourself as a fact. E.g. ‘I am beautiful inside and out.’
Now I don’t know about you, but that does somewhat make me cringe, even after all the work I’ve done. It just feels too much, and I can already hear my Inner Troll laughing sarcastically.

Why we often struggle with self-compassion

Why we often struggle with self-compassion

Self-compassion is about treating yourself as well as you would treat a good friend, rather than in a way you would never do to anyone else. It’s pretty clear this isn’t helpful, so why is it so hard to stop?

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