How your emotions hijack your brain

Have you ever felt heated during a meeting or conversation, but not sure why? Maybe you can’t seem to think straight and make a simple decision? Or, perhaps you’ve said the wrong thing in the heat of a moment and are left with regret? Well, it could be down to emotions hijacking your brain and […]

Diminish critical thoughts by harnessing inner warmth and self-compassion

The voice inside our head that’s filled with doubts, criticism and negative thoughts can often plague our view on certain scenarios and experiences. Maybe we don’t go for a promotion because our inner critic doesn’t think we’re up to the challenge, or perhaps we ruminate on negative social experiences, constantly replaying what happened.  Self-criticism affects […]

How to regain control over your thoughts to bring back self-belief

If you find yourself doubting your decisions at every turn and shying away from opportunities because you feel like you’re not good enough, it can seem like you’re holding yourself back from reaching your full potential. Learning how to foster positive self-belief is critical for shaking off your inner critic and climbing the ladder of […]

Returning to work after a close bereavement

Throwing yourself into work is a common reaction to bereavement, as it can be an effective distraction to keep you functioning. It’s an easy way to feel productive in spite of a tragedy and gives you a break from grieving. However, with your attention on ticking the next task off your to-do list, there’s less […]

How you can listen more effectively with mindful listening

There’s a big difference between hearing and listening.  On the surface, it might seem that for both, we’re taking in what someone is saying to us, but the key difference is paying attention. Effective listening is vital for effective communication. Good listeners make great first impressions, with people more likely to characterise them as attentive, […]

Why you should embrace mindfulness for a restful night’s sleep

If you struggle with mornings, are constantly pressing the snooze button, and find yourself reaching for your second coffee before you’ve even clocked in, your lack of sleep could be harming your performance at work. Feeling drained and tired, and being less productive as a result, could be holding you back from reaching your goals.  […]

How to channel your energy and get stuff done

Distractions are everywhere. From never ending phone notifications to racing thoughts, it can feel like a battle to stay focused on the task at hand. Sadly, we can’t make more hours in the day, but we can change the way we approach work.  Here are five ways you can regain your focus, get back to […]