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Are you an Undercover Multitasker?

Are you an Undercover Multitasker?

I discovered the concept of undercover multitasking during an operation to de-clutter my office. In my mind, ‘de-clutter office’ equated to one job and I approached the job as I had always approached re-organisation jobs – with gusto! Cupboards and drawers were emptied out, books were loosely allocated to various piles around the room and […]

The self-seeding cycle of stress

If you’ve ever experienced excessive stress (and who hasn’t?), you’ll be familiar with many of its symptoms; the tight muscles, tiredness, irritability, aches and pains, sense of overwhelm and the inability to switch off. Stress just doesn’t feel good and we don’t like it. The problem is, our aversive reaction to stress and the situations […]

Three Step Habit Releaser

Many of us have habits we would like to break – biting our nails, drinking coffee, checking our phone or social media accounts, eating lunch ‘on the go’, saying ‘yes’ when we mean ‘no’, snacking, watching TV…and so the list goes on. Habits are patterns of behaviour which are repeated regularly and tend to occur […]

Building the case for mindfulness in the workplace

Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace is a new publication by The Mindfulness Initiative, a policy, advocacy and research organisation and secretariat to the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group. As a member of the editorial team working on this document, I can highly recommend it as a useful resource for those looking to implement […]

Building resilience: In support of your wellbeing

We all experience difficulties from time to time. It’s part of being human. However, building our resilience now can make it easier to deal with difficulty later, supporting our longer term wellbeing. Resilience is the ability to adapt well to life’s challenges. Those with higher levels of resilience cope better during adversity, bounce back more […]