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How to create a culture of kindness in your workplace

How to create a culture of kindness in your workplace

13/11/2018 09:00:00 by Bev James

In recent years mental health and wellbeing at work have been given the attention it deserves. Employers and employees are taking the necessary steps to better ensure employee wellbeing is embedded in corporate, start-up and business culture.

How to Crush your FOMO

How to Crush your FOMO

06/11/2018 09:00:00 by Bev James

FOMO, which stands for Fear of Missing Out, is something most of us have seen banded around on social media. But what does it actually mean? Whilst itís very normal to not want to miss out on experiences, FOMO refers to a much more intense aversion Ė to the point of it becoming a fear.

4 steps to a Digital Detox

4 steps to a Digital Detox

30/10/2018 09:00:00 

For most of us, digital devices are an important part of our daily professional and personal lives. From smartphones and smartwatches to tablets and desktops, these devices ensure we are constantly plugged in. While there are benefits to this level of connectedness there are also considerable drawbacks. One study, for example, found that your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone or other portable digital devices are within reach. Furthermore, poor digital habits can increase stress, decrease productivity and stop us from striking the right work/life balance.

How Coaching Can Help Reduce Stress - By Bev James

How Coaching Can Help Reduce Stress - By Bev James

18/05/2018 12:00:00 by Bev James

During Mental Health Awareness Week, this yearís theme has been about the effects of stress.

Overcoming the Fear of Rejection

Overcoming the Fear of Rejection

20/12/2017 09:00:00 by Bev James

Humans are very social creatures, so itís within our nature to crave the acceptance of others. Itís a fact of life that rejection happens: it occurs within our love lives, social lives and work lives, in a variety of colourful ways. While many of us are quick to bounce back after being rejected, for others itís an altogether more crippling experience, one which theyíll do anything to avoid.

Feline Wisdom: What Cats Can Teach Us About Life

Feline Wisdom: What Cats Can Teach Us About Life

06/10/2017 by Bev James

From love and companionship to daily amusement, with all the joy they provide it shouldnít be any surprise that there are 8 million pet cats in the UK. Whether youíre a cat person or not, it canít be denied that felines live life well Ė and that isnít just because we spoil them. Cats possess numerous traits that many of us aspire to have: theyíre blissfully relaxed, quietly confident, and fiercely independent. Whatís more, they never go a day without some form of enjoyment.

The Problem with Perfectionism

The Problem with Perfectionism

26/09/2017 by Bev James

From Madonna to Mozart, perfectionism has been the driving force behind many of historyís greatest achievers. However, perfectionism isnít just a penchant for perfection Ė we all want things to go as well as possible in our lives. No, true perfectionism is a very real and constant need to reach the highest standards, even if the cost is detrimental.

The 6 Step Negativity Detox

The 6 Step Negativity Detox

11/08/2017 by Bev James

Even the most positive people experience negativity from time to time - itís part of what makes us human. In very small doses, negativity can actually be pretty helpful, since itís our mindís method of keeping us safe by highlighting the bad in things. In larger doses however, it can dramatically limit our potential and hold us back from living life to the full. Relationships, careers, personal growth and long-term fulfilment can all be hampered. Whatís more, research has shown that negativity can also pave the way for more stress and more illness than our more positive peers.

7 Ways to Combat Your Shyness

7 Ways to Combat Your Shyness

05/07/2017 13:55:00 by Bev James

Human interaction is the lynchpin of life, so it goes without saying that shyness, as well as severe social anxiety, can be extremely difficult to live with. It can affect every area of your life, from hampering your performance at work or university, to completely sabotaging your enjoyment of social engagements Ė or making you avoid them altogether. It can keep you from meeting new people, grabbing opportunities, or simply having fun. In short, itís something that can really hold you back from living a fulfilling life.

5 Ways to Manage Your Energy for a Productive Day

5 Ways to Manage Your Energy for a Productive Day

25/04/2017 by Bev James

If you work within an office environment, then youíre probably no stranger to the '3pm slumpí. Itís that huge dip in energy many of us feel during the latter third of the day, when our productivity slows down, everyone gets a bit lethargic, and home time canít come quick enough. For some itís massively debilitating, for others itís a minor annoyance, and for many itís the most miserable part of the job. Energy is obviously the backbone of a productive day, so our livelihoods rely on maintaining that momentum. But how do you tackle or prevent the inevitable drop in energy during the working day? Fortunately, thereís plenty of ways to do it.


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