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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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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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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 […]

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8 Quick ways to improve your attention span

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8 Quick ways to improve your attention span
We spend half of our waking hours with wandering minds. Here are 8 easy things you can do to regain your focus.
If your mind tends to wander, you’re not alone. Turns out, human brains are in the moment for just over half of […]

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This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

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Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?

Ironing a shirt and thinking about ironing the shirt.
Ironing a shirt and thinking about a sunny getaway.
Visiting the Louvre, standing before a Monet, and letting yourself be drawn in by its beauty.
Visiting the Louvre, standing before a Monet, […]

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5 ways you can be mindful every day

This article first appeared on and was written by Jemma Newcombe, Founder of three clouds yoga.

Mindfulness seems to be the buzzword right now. It was brought into Western culture as a means to combat the never ending flow of information, stimulation and stressors of life. We all have our own stressors; whether it be parenting, […]

How to get out of your own head

Do you know what I have noticed a lot of recently? People walking alone on the street talking to themselves. You know, having a good old natter, aloud on their own-some.

I imagine that they’re replaying conversations they’ve had with people that day. Perhaps reliving a reaction or going over a conversation. Maybe by replaying an […]

Why I think your ego is like a meerkat

This morning I saw a very large woman cross the road in front of me. So large that I even started to feel self-conscious for her. Not only was she very large, she was wearing a brown skirt and I can’t even remember what colour her top was – so beige and drab and large […]

Tame your monkey mind? How to stop thinking so much

Every day we have around 3000 thoughts! In yoga we equate a busy mind with that of a ‘monkey mind’ – whereby our thoughts are continually jumping around all over the place. Many of these thoughts are probably unnecessary to our everyday functioning and activities.

Consider what you think about. Do any of the following thoughts […]