mindfulness

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12 Ways to beat Christmas stress

Tackle Christmas stress before it takes hold! The Black Dog Institute shares advice for staying mentally well over the busy festive season.

1. Work out your priorities and keep a list
Prioritise tasks and tick them off when they’re done. Make the tasks possible; don’t place unrealistic expectations on yourself. The festive season is a good time to […]

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Are mindfulness and meditation the same?

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It is difficult to pick up a lifestyle magazine or scroll through your favorite yoga-related social media pages without seeing mention of the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. The words “mindfulness” and “meditation” often seem interchangeable, and both practices appear to have the same advantages. So why the different terminology?

Because these terms […]

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R U OK? Screen time beats family and friend time.

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Today is R U Ok? Day Australia and Saturday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day highlighting the effect suicide has on family, friends, colleagues and society at large.

Unfortunately, this year marks an occasion much too close to home. A few months ago, a friend of mine took his own life quite suddenly, plunging his immediate loved ones into […]

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Why yoga is the best exercise

Guest article by Emily Apple
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General healthcare experts recommend that in order to live a healthy life you simply must exercise at least three times a week or 20 minutes a day. Choosing what type of exercise to do is the next hurdle and it’s considered a hurdle because there are really too […]

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Ditch the (end of daylight saving) doldrums

So we all enjoyed an extra hour in bed last weekend. I don’t about you but my Sunday seemed to wonderfully drag on for ages – I squeezed in a dog walk, brunch, shopping, drinks, dinner and a movie! As it was a warm sunny day, it didn’t feel like I was entering the dark doldrums […]

2 steps to beat the mid-afternoon work slump

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This article is a fabulous pick-me-up involving yoga stretches whilst sat at your desk and easy mindfulness activity to help you focus within, breathe and boost your alertness at work.

The dreaded mid-afternoon slump at work can often leave you feeling uninterested and demotivated. But what if a quick and simple routine could perk you up, increase your […]

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Perk up at work with meditation

Did you know Google have a chief happiness officer?! Below is 1 of the 7 tips; click on the link below to ready about the other 6.

Since Chade-Meng Tan, chief happiness officer at Google, introduced his Search Inside Yourself program in 2007, many other companies have introduced meditation and mindfulness programs, including Aetna, The Huffington […]

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Tips to manage job stress at work

Job stress is a normal response to the pressures and demands of work. Some people thrive in high-pressure environments and enjoy the ‘buzz’ when they’re facing a tight deadline or have an important presentation coming up. However, prolonged job stress over a significant period of time can be damaging to your mental health.

Finding the right […]

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The business case for meditation

Teaching mindfulness at work is a great initiative. Teaching staff to get out of their own heads, connect with their breathing, in effect pausing between all the busy-ness, helps staff approach each other and their work in a more meaningful, resilient and effective way. Great for employers and the company overall.
How mindfulness training helps software company Yesware “be […]

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How an hour of meditation transformed my work day

Earlier this week, Fast Company staff participated in a meditation session for creativity. Here’s how it changed my workday and attitude.
By Alexa Jaccarino

At Fast Company, we write a lot about how to do your best creative thinking. Unfortunately, continually hearing this insight from the best in business doesn’t always save me and my colleagues from […]