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9 lies about life that lead you straight to burnout.

By |2021-03-11T13:03:12+08:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s become normal – and something of a bragging point – to be able to point at how hard you’re working. It’s like we’ve confused being burnt out with being successful. The second we adopted social media as a staple in our lives, we also adopted a highly visible way of life. We find ourselves enmeshed [...]

Hang on … wasn’t 2021 supposed to be so much better?

By |2021-03-11T12:54:57+08:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So many of us spent so much of 2020 desperately wishing that the 1st of January 2021 would hurry up and be with us. We were hit – and hit hard – but somehow we held onto the hope that 2021 would be better. Now, here we are … already one month of 2021 gone and [...]

When it’s all about work, there’s no life, and you’re struggling to find balance: DO THIS

By |2021-03-11T12:43:42+08:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every day is a battle between finding time and getting everything done. Some days it feels like you’re a magician, magicking things out of nowhere, moving through time that doesn’t exist, putting out spot fires, dealing with the demands of staff, customers, suppliers. It never ends. It’s stressful. More stressful than you could ever have imagined. [...]

3 reasons you should never rely on your employer for solutions to your stress

By |2021-03-11T12:35:51+08:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’ve been taught for decades that being stressed is normal. There’s a perception that if you’re not stressed, then you’re not working hard enough, and the pressure is piled on for you to ‘lift your game’. If others around you are struggling under the weight of the things they need to deliver, but you’re sailing along [...]

Is stopping what you really need to do right now?

By |2021-03-11T12:22:55+08:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We live our lives lurching from mini-break to mini-break, from this holiday to the next. Life carries such an intensity now. We’re all exhausted, we’re all stressed. We know that it’s not good for us; we know we’re unwell. But we carry on anyway. All around us are messages for us to stop, to slow down. [...]

5 ways FOMO fuels the overwhelm of being busy

By |2021-03-11T12:24:25+08:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’ve all felt it. The external, invisible power that drives us to do things we don’t really want to, just ‘in case we miss out’. All it takes is a blink, and suddenly our lives are full of over stimulation and information overload. We’re bombarded with marketing messages that tell us all the things that are [...]

Do you wish your life was simpler?

By |2021-03-11T12:05:33+08:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you wish your life was simpler? Here’s what you need to know: Most of us have been taught that we have to push ourselves in order to be able to achieve anything significant. The old saying: ‘No pain – no gain’ has morphed into ‘No stress – no success’. We’re driven to achieve, to succeed [...]

I escaped the shackles of corporate life … but I had to hit rock bottom first.

By |2021-03-04T12:53:16+08:00October 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You can escape them too … but without all the hullabaloo. I used to be a corporate executive. I ticked the boxes I was supposed to tick, I climbed the ladder and I reached the pinnacle. I spent every day running around, looking after everyone else and making sure everyone was OK. During the day, I [...]

What impact are you having on yourself?

By |2021-03-04T12:44:22+08:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The world always continues to turn. No matter what is happening, no matter what you do, no matter how integral to a process or system, job or outcome you think you are, it will turn whether you are there or not. That’s not easy to read, I know, but I’ve experienced it first hand. I spent [...]

Starting over might not be as hard as you might think

By |2021-03-04T12:34:54+08:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Life is tense right now. The world was thrown into chaos – en masse and without warning. Life was ‘normal’ … and then in the blink of an eye we were thrown into this void of uncertainty. A big, black, bottomless hole suddenly appeared in front of us – daring us to challenge it. We’re all [...]

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