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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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Is “tang ping” the antidote to burnout?

Is “tang ping” the antidote to burnout?

There is a growing trend amongst Chinese millennials to reject the ‘996’ work culture and adopt “tang ping” as an alternative. This is seen as a rejection of the societal driven perpetual need to always be working, committed, driven and as a result highly stressed and chronically exhausted.

Beyond the Great Wall, the impact of the emotional turmoil and chronic exhaustion associated with living with a global pandemic has seen others also seeking a quieter, simpler life.

If you’re struggling with high stress, too much work and yearn for an alternative, would you give it all up for “tangping”?

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Burnout and Depression Are Not the Same. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Burnout and Depression Are Not the Same. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Are you worried you’re burning out but not sure what to do about it?
Or, maybe you’re beyond exhaustion but you’re being told by family and friends, it’s probably depression.
Burnout is real, it’s becoming increasingly common but it’s inherently preventable and very manageable. In this article I examine what burnout is and why it’s not the same as depression.

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How to Find Clarity in the Sea Fog of Uncertainty

How to Find Clarity in the Sea Fog of Uncertainty

If you’ve become disoriented in the sea fog of uncertainty this year, it‘s time to reclaim your clarity of thought to be best prepared for what lies ahead in 2021, and there are a number of ways to help you achieve this.

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Lost your mojo? How to rediscover your motivation and passion for your work

Lost your mojo? How to rediscover your motivation and passion for your work

Exhaustion.
Apathy.
Feeling dispirited.

If you’ve been experiencing any or all of these, welcome to the club. The last few months of the year in the lead up to Christmas are typically the ones where we’re desperately trying to tie up all those loose ends, complete outstanding assignments, organise a break away with the family and finish off the year, and we’re beyond tired.

Many people I’ve spoken to haven’t taken any time off since the beginning of the year.
Disrupted travel plans or deferred events have led us to forget that despite everything we still need time off to rest and restore, even when working from home (and possibly more so).

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Why am I so darned tired all the time? (and what to do about it)

Why am I so darned tired all the time? (and what to do about it)

The Covid-19 pandemic has created massive disruption at a global level. We have had to deal with the fear of infection and potential risk of death, the requirements of working from home, adhere to lockdowns, adopt physical distancing and wear masks all while trying to hold some semblance of normal life together.

It’s exhausting just thinking about it.

But workplace fatigue is increasing at an alarming rate. In many conversations I’ve had recently I’ve heard the same concerns being shared about the rising levels of stress, which were already too high before the pandemic, burgeoning workloads, the uncertainty about how long the pandemic will last and how bad the economic repercussions may be.

Here are 5 things to help.

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Has Covid-19 Put You at Higher Risk of Burnout?

Has Covid-19 Put You at Higher Risk of Burnout?

The disruption of increased demands on personal and professional lives is taking a toll. Stress levels are rising and when there is little outlook of this reducing any time soon, this can quickly morph into loss of attention, increased distractibility, poor sleep, getting lost in the politics of the workplace, or dealing with toxic relationships.

Running on high levels of adrenaline and extra coffee does not make working additional hours under pressure sustainable or desirable. Too much adrenaline contributes to the emotional exhaustion where you can’t think, make a sensible decision or want to contribute.

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