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Taking freelance challenges to the stage at Vivid Ideas 2017

In 2015, Hacking Happiness took ‘the myth of worklife balance in a get ahead culture’ to the stage at Vivid Ideas. We were atop the city with a glorious view with the likes of Beyond Blue, Gen Baijan from the University of Sydney, Sarah de Graaf from the Mind and Movement Centre and of course, Hacking Happiness. A lot has changed yet remained the same in that time. Rebekah is

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The beauty of uncomfortable conversations

Part of the mandate of Hacking Happiness is to tackle uncomfortable conversations. To take those topics we shy away from and give them a squeeze, an airing, a place to breathe. It’s difficult at times to describe why uncomfortable conversations are so important. And why they are so necessary. But their value is immeasurable. Here is an exploration of the idea of uncomfortable conversations and the beauty within What are

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Want to be better at work? Seek out grounding experiences

You can always recognise a freelancer, small business owner or office worker who doesn’t have an awful lot going on outside work. They’re often too serious about the work. They also have higher levels of stress and are more difficult to work with. Work may be too high a priority as other things fall by the wayside. Their perspective becomes skewed. Work becomes far more valuable to identity than it ought

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How to deal with work related apathy

Work related apathy is a normal and natural part of our working existence. No matter how much you like working, no one is immune from work related apathy. Where it becomes problematic is when we ignore work related apathy and the warning signs. When we push through the feeling of not wanting to, we may get into a groove later. It’s still not something we should take for granted. When you work for

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4 simple ways to reduce stress

You can understand why stress reduction is such a hot topic. Stress is difficult to deal with. It can sap your energy and make you doubt yourself. Left unchecked for an extended period, it can cause you to feel anxious, fatigued and drained. And even invite physical and mental ill-health. But you might not always be able to walk away from a stressful situation. But you can experiment with techniques

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Productivity articles and other forms of self-inflicted stress

Sometimes it feels as though the minute we start creating, the world gets in the way. But have you ever wondered how much self-inflicted stress you’re soaking up? How many productivity articles or fancy new ideas might be tripping you up? What we do to ourselves sometimes in the name of career, entrepreneurship and work is counter-intuitive to getting the job done. There’s that desire to make money or a

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