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Slow life down

Life is busy! It is full of deadlines, things we forgot about or things that have just appeared for us to do NOW! To save time we get takeaway coffee, eat fast food, eat lunch at our desk (or don’t eat it at all) or don’t drink too much water so we limit visits to the toilet. These all save time, BUT they also cause stress to our bodies as we greatly reduce the time we have to relax during the day. Eating lunch at our desk means we are not... read more

Small changes are good

Small changes are often more effective than big changes. WHY? Big changes require us to make a big effort. Anything that is a big effort is hard to keep going. If we make a big effort to do something and it doesn’t work, then we will feel like a big failure. So if we make small changes that don’t take much effort and find that those small changes are helpful then we will feel good about doing those things again and again. A very simple change... read more

Good Mental Health & Work

For a long time work has been regarded as an important part of our identity – ‘who I am’ is often determined by my job. If I like my job then it is likely that I will feel good about myself. Feeling good about oneself leads to good mental health. Some of the benefits of working include: structure for the day, interaction with people outside of family, being part of a team, and discipline (enforced activity). Job loss can... read more

Is your workplace affected by sleep?

I recently gave a talk to the Bundaberg/Maryborough Transport Safety Network meeting about Coping with Stress. One of the issues identified by the group was poor sleep. One of the members shared with the group that they now have a questionnaire regarding sleep included with their drivers’ initial and annual medicals.  Since doing this there has been a noticeable improvement of less irritability amongst employees. So what is the deal about... read more

Workplace Health & Wellbeing

I attended a seminar on Workplace Health & Wellbeing last week and I would like to share with you some of the standouts for me. Standouts are from my perspective of providing counselling to workers who are stressed; and working with conflict in the workplace. 1. Workplace wellbeing easily fits into existing risk management and WH&S programmes. Why? Well, the goals are the same: Controlling the risks to workers’ health and safety.... read more

Fighting The Tigers

Whatever its cause, the hard-wired response to stress is the “fight or flight” reflex response. An appropriate response if you’re in the jungle fighting a tiger. But tigers can come in many different shapes and forms; such as the person who cuts you off in traffic or pushes in front of you in a queue or the person who doesn’t turn their mobile off and answers it during a meeting. Stress can also be created by long-term... read more

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