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Monday Mojo – Play the long game

Monday Mojo – Feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Play the long game.  At a recent training event I was delivering on mental health, I was having a discussion with the class about how the brain responds when it goes into fight or flight – the automatic response system which activates when there is a …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Get some rest

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #4: Get some rest.  If, like most people, every minute of your day is accounted for, then taking a moment to rest is more important than ever. Your body is not a machine, both your body and mind need to rest and recuperate. It’s not always …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Know your limits 

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #6: Know your limits.  We’re all different, but everyone has a tipping point.  If you’ve been travelling (literally or metaphorically) at a 100mph lately, eventually your body will catch up with you. You know, like the first few days of your holidays don’t you always get …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Have a Cuppa

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #7: Have a cuppa with a friend.  It might sound like a very British thing to suggest, but sometimes having a cuppa is one of the best ways to de-stress. You don’t have to have a cuppa with a friend, but we know that having someone …

Stress – the (not so) silent enemy

Samantha went out to work one day, even though she didn’t feel so good.  She’d already been to the doctors the week before (he’d said there was nothing wrong with her), but every day she felt more tired, sick, headachey and just…not really herself.  Her friend told her she’d snapped a couple of times, although Samantha didn’t …