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Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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How to Boost Mental Wellbeing with Happiness

With mental health costs spiralling to beyond $10.9 billion a year that’s a heck of a price to be paying for poor mental health and unhappiness. PwC estimate the ROI in investing in mental wellbeing is an average of $2.30 for every dollar spent.
Discover three simple tips to boost happiness at work and elevate your health and mental wellbeing

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I am not Wonder Woman, and neither are you.

From a medical perspective my observations are that we have underestimated and ignored the impact of chronic levels of high stress at work on our mental-wellbeing due to

1. Heavier workloads
2. The expectation of continuous top performance irrespective of stress levels, time poverty and reduced resources.
3. Multiple interruptions leading to a loss of focus and time available to complete tasks
4. Massive change disrupting many aspects of our lives and work
5. Insufficient down time for rest and recovery

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Why Mental Fitness Matters and How to Find It

October is Mental Health Month and October 10th is World Mental Health Day so it’s a good time to be reminding ourselves of the importance of staying mentally well. Perusing through WHO’s mental health action plan 2013-20 recently I noticed their current focus is on...

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We worry, a lot and in excess too much worry can hamper performance. So we forget how useful a bit of worry can be to channel our focus and motivation to stay on task and achieve the outcomes we desire.
Using your worry to you advantage is all about developing your emotional intelligence and remembering how lifestyle will influence your cognition and coping mechanisms

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With too much to do, too little time and always thinking “what’s next?”, stress levels rise along
with negative emotions and self-talk that start to become our dominant narrative. Anxiety gets in the way of smart decision making, so how to reduce that risk?

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Levels of anxiety are continuing to rise in society and it’s damaging our health, our relationships and ability to think.

While there are many contributing factors, stress and the pace of life are clearly the major factors.

What helps is to be aware of our triggers and to put in place those strategies to alleviate the impact of high anxiety and increase resilience including managing expectation, getting enough sleep, taking regular brain breaks, being more mindful, lightening up, elevate mood, and keeping things in perspective Anxiety is normal in small doses to prepare us for our best performance.

It’s up to us to keep it small and under control.

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