Stress

What's causing career burnout & how can you avoid it

What's causing career burnout & how can you avoid it

Ever feel like you just can’t with your job anymore? Is your once dream job now your worst nightmare? If you only have that feeling occasionally, you probably don’t need to worry, but if you’re feeling stressed and frustrated at work every single day, you might be experiencing career burnout.

There could be a better way to write your to-do list

There could be a better way to write your to-do list

A well-crafted to-do list acts as a guiding light for your day. It helps you overcome feelings of being overwhelmed, and reduces anxiety around whether you’re being productive throughout the day. To-do lists come in all shapes and sizes—it’s all about what works for you as an individual. The below method is one method that might work for you; it’s up to you to decide what to implement into your own planning system.

How to overcome social anxiety

How to overcome social anxiety

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. And some of us get it worse than others, and more frequently. Social anxiety.

Nobody wants to look stupid or be embarrassed. But since it’s not like your life is on the line, why is social fear so bad? There’s an answer…

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder?

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder?

I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."

That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or experienced as other people... but I can always try to out-work them.

But we can all work smarter, too. That's the real key to success: working harder and smarter.

How anxiety warps your perception

How anxiety warps your perception

An anxious mindset can change the way you view the world in profound ways. But could a simple new treatment offer a way out of the perpetual fear?

As your thoughts run uncontrollably, your heartbeat starts to race and your breathing becomes heavy. Uneasiness is followed by fear, and then without warning, panic begins to set in. Suddenly you feel overwhelmed and overstimulated. If you periodically experience these symptoms, know that you’re in good company. Actors like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone, musicians such as The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson and Taylor Swift, artists and writers like Vincent Van Gogh and Emily Dickinson, all struggled with crippling bouts of anxiety.

Work-life balance strategies help even in the most demanding jobs

Work-life balance strategies help even in the most demanding jobs

Work-life balance sounds great, but it's getting tougher to achieve. Managers and staff often don't see eye to eye on time spent between the two. Several studies also indicate that the traditional workweek is getting longer. In certain industries such as accounting, law, consulting, or at startups in general, that balance is assumed to be impossible. The "80-hour workweeks" people complain about mean there's no time for everything else.

Apple introduces a new breathing app!!

Apple introduces a new breathing app!!

Apple has a message for you: Remember to breathe. Later this year, the Cupertino, Calif. company is adding a new app to its Apple Watch that walks users through short, deep-breathing programs. The app, appropriately, is called “Breathe.”

Wait, what? Who needs an app to remind us to inhale oxygen? Isn’t this as silly as those apps that remind you to drink water when you’re thirsty?

Forgiving other people is good for your health

Forgiving other people is good for your health

Being forgiving to yourself and others can protect against stress and the toll it takes on mental health, according to a new study in the Journal of Health Psychology.

Researchers looked at the effects of lifetime stress on a person’s mental health, and how more forgiving people fared compared to people who weren’t so forgiving.

Just 30 per cent of UK workers take proper lunch breaks

Just 30 per cent of UK workers take proper lunch breaks

Experts warn working through lunch is ‘another form of presenteeism’

Employers have been urged to encourage proper lunch breaks after research revealed that seven in 10 Brits often spend theirs working or online.  A survey of 1,700 workers by the National Charity Partnership found that 24 per cent work through their typical lunch break and a further 46 per cent spend it on the internet.