Tag stress relief

Workplace balance: Avoid plodding along and overstretching in equal measure

Doing the same thing over and over is OK for some people. It is definitely not OK for others. Our motivation can wane if we constantly do work we can do easily. It makes for a less fulfilling work day. This is what workplace balance is all about. So what can you do to up the ante? Within your workplace, you can identify ways to take on extra tasks or

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The Art and Science of Gratitude

In this guest blog, Lauren Tober talks about the science of gratitude.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have heard about the power of gratitude. “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands” Brother David Steindl-Rast In the last few years, much research has focussed on exploring the effects of gratitude, and has found that people who consistently practice gratitude report:

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The stress conversations and mental health stigma that let us down

I want to look at the conversations that let us down around mental health and stress. In Australia, there is still so much mental health stigma in how we talk about issues. Stress is seen as a badge of honour and mental health issues are seen as something to be afraid of. We need to change the conversation around mental health and wellness. The more people who want to change the

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Self-care for the self employed: A Sydney event wrap up

What do you get when you cross a yoga marketer with a former dating community manager? Probably one of the most unusual approaches to freelance and self employed workshops you can find. But this is exactly what took place in Sydney on February 6th to a group of self-employed freelancers and small business owners. It was called “Self-care for the self employed” – and it attracted freelance writers, designers and

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How to say no without the blush and the guilt

Make no bones about it, saying no sucks. How to say no can be one of the hardest lessons to learn, especially when it is something we didn’t learn when we were young. We worry about the opportunities we’ll miss out on. We loathe saying no to any opportunities in case it is the last one we’ll receive. Other times, we doubt our reasons for declining. We wonder if we

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The A to Z chilling out in 2015

Forget Christmas Gift Guides. Staying stress free in 2015 is where it’s at! That’s why the team from Hacking Happiness are looking at ways to help you stay cool, calm and collected during the party season and beyond. Workload stress, anxiety over money and being overwhelmed by responsibility were all common problems this year. Productivity, profitability and learning are all high on the 2015 agenda. So let’s take a stroll

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