Why the power of gratitude raises your spirits

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher If you’re not currently practising gratitude in your daily routine, you’re missing out on the untapped potential that could make you happier and lift your spirits. It […]

Here’s when your attention is at its peak

If you’re always fighting against distractions to get things done, there’s a better way to work – and no, it doesn’t involve getting up at 4am. Working on overdrive is working against yourself. With the pressure to be switched on and working 24/7 in the hustle culture way of life, and our busy schedules dictating […]

3 ways to cope with fearfulness when returning to work after a bereavement

For some, the return to work after experiencing the loss of a loved one is a welcome distraction. But for others, going back to ‘normal’ can fill you with dread. Whether it’s the well-meaning questions from colleagues, lack of concentration or worries about being judged, it can be challenging to think about dealing with your […]

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 […]

How to overcome imposter syndrome

Experiencing doubt is completely normal, but sometimes it can get in the way of your goals. Worrying that you don’t deserve success, even though you can prove your accomplishments and qualifications, can hold you back from reaching your potential.  Want to make the most of new opportunities and banish your fear of not living up […]

How to reduce working memory overload and organise your mind

Do you always feel overwhelmed when trying to solve a problem or learn a new skill? Our brains have a limited capacity to hold short-term information before we become overwhelmed and forgetful. At a certain point, if we want to add something new to our working memory, for example, more numbers in a complex problem, […]

Does your bedroom whisper sleep sanctuary or zzz-less zone?

Our environment has a huge impact on the quality of sleep we get. When we retreat to bed for some well-earned shut-eye, it can be the difference between a blissful night’s sleep or tossing and turning all night long.   A restful sleeping environment is just one of the ways we can get a good night’s […]

How to handle social anxiety at work

There are times when we’ve all felt nervous speaking in front of a crowd or worried about giving a good impression on the first day in the office. For many of us, the tasks that we encounter in our everyday role can fill us with dread: presenting at a meeting, making an important phone call, […]

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, […]

How to journal your worries away

Although most of us think of ‘dear diary…’ when it comes to keeping a journal, putting pen to paper has many therapeutic benefits and can be an effective way for you to decompress and feel less anxious.  We’ll look at the benefits of journaling, share tips for including it in your routine and give you […]