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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 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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How to reduce your risk of burnout when working from home

How to reduce your risk of burnout when working from home

The pandemic arrived, putting the skids on everything that up until then had been running quite smoothly. Suddenly I was working harder than I had ever worked before, spending countless hours chained to the desk creating, writing and presenting. My working hours were spreading across the weekend, the days were blurring into one. I was eating far too many corn chips and my trousers getting uncomfortable tight. I was even having the occasional glass of wine having given up alcohol three years ago.

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Why It’s Important to Distinguish Between Burnout and Depression

Why It’s Important to Distinguish Between Burnout and Depression

Confusion reigns and the symptoms of each are very similar, but there is a difference and the reason this is important, is because the management of each differs.

Depression. It’s a leading cause of disability globally. One in five adult Australians is at risk of developing a mental health disorder in any given 12 months. In corporate Australia the statistics are even worse with one study reporting one in three workers from across a range of industries is suffering from some form of mental illness. Of these 36% were diagnosed with depression, 33% had anxiety and 31% were suffering from unsustainable work stress.

Burnout was reclassified by the World Health Organisation in 2019 as an occupational syndrome resulting from exposure to chronic unmitigated work stress resulting in extreme physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism and reduced performance.
It is estimated that 5-7% of the working population are affected.

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