There’s a heavy reliance these days on external gratification. A seeking for things outside of ourselves to make us happy, fulfilled and provide meaning. Something we aren’t naturally taught is to fill our own system with the simple pleasures, often seeing them as insignificant and unfit for the job.
Everything you have in your life is something you have chosen. Be it your work, your relationships, your hobbies, and even your daily habits. However, are these things you’ve actively chosen consciously, or have they evolved on an unconscious level? It’s important to remember that you have choice at every
How can we stay healthy, energised and feeling our best during the winter months? Winter is naturally a time of hibernation and a time to take things slow, however being modern life we still have the everyday demands that don’t stop just because it’s cold outside. What can we do
A few years ago, renowned and respected thought leader Thich Nhat Hanh released a book entitled ‘The Art of Communicating’. In this fascinating take on what is a relatively under-emphasised art, the reader is challenged to reconsider how she speaks to people, and how she listens. For us as leaders,
Rituals can be anything from a religious or spiritual practice, to something as mundane as taking the same route to work, or a particular sequence in which you do things in the morning. Whilst some may cringe at the thought of sticking to a schedule or structure the proof is
Being mindful at work sounds wonderful in theory, but how can you add that in on top of an overflowing inbox and never-ending to-do list? Research has shown that when your mind wanders and you go about your day in a “mindless” state, you are more susceptible to stress and
Happiness is something that is so sought after people seem to get lost chasing it. Changing our eating habits and incorporating foods that encourage happiness, wellbeing and satisfaction is a great way to start on the journey toward improving our mood and general outlook. An easy way to encourage a
Organisational change, especially if it means downsizing, can be a stressful time. Practising mindfulness and compassion can help employees adjust to change with realistic expectations and the tools to cope. The author of this article, Olivia Downing, is a registered psychologist who focuses on the benefits of mindfulness. In her