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Sleepiness and work

Sleepiness and work

When people think about sleep loss, feeling sleepy and the associated consequences, people may think of instances of extreme sleep loss, for example, staying up all night for events, holidays or work etc. However, it is more likely that individuals experience poor or disrupted sleep or shortened sleep due to getting up early/late nights on a more recurrent basis.

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A GREAT WAY TO EASE THE FEAR OF THE BLACK DOG

A GREAT WAY TO EASE THE FEAR OF THE BLACK DOG

Guest blog I get to meet some wonderful people in my job and I was thrilled when one of those, wanted to become a guest blogger for AV WELLBEING this month. I met Lee-Ann Cordingley, when we both attended a course about developing online content, something which both...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

During Mental Health Awareness week, I will be following the guidance from the Mental Health Foundation to raise awareness of the benefits nature has on our health. Nature can give an abundance of gifts in alleviating stress.

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Applying caution to optimism

Applying caution to optimism

Applying caution to optimism I’d like to say I’m a pretty optimistic person, I like to look at the positives in a situation, I find gratitude is exceptionally powerful in my ability to remain resilient in challenging times. However, I have to apply caution to my...

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The importance of a good work-life balance

The importance of a good work-life balance

The importance of a good work-life balance   It's National work-life week from 12th-16th October and we wanted to share why it's important to have a healthy work life balance. We've also shared a few hints and tips for employers and employees.   Why is it...

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Why is self care so important?

Why is self care so important?

Self-care is hugely important as it helps us maintain a healthy relationship with ourselves that can be transmitted to others; you cannot give to others what you don’t have yourself (Tartakovsky, 2019).

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Helping others to grow leads to our own growth

Helping others to grow leads to our own growth

Research has found that by giving to others through acts of voluntary work has significantly predictive of better mental and physical health, life satisfaction, self-esteem, happiness, lower depressive symptoms and lower psychological distress (Yeung, Zhang and Kim, 2018).

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Resilience- What tools can I add to my toolbox?

Resilience- What tools can I add to my toolbox?

  Resilience, our ability to ‘bounce back’ from adversity. This topic is at the forefront at the moment given the times. People are feeling the unsurmountable pressure  to carry on with their ‘normal’ lives in very ‘unnatural’ ways. So, we thought we would pop a...

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The importance of social connection

The importance of social connection

As humans, we are more than just emotion transferers, we are story tellers, we are listeners. We are responsible, not only for our own happiness, but the happiness of others. Again, the happiness of others lead to social bonds which enables survival.

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Get active in January, get active all year!

Get active in January, get active all year!

Research is not limited in highlighting the importance of exercise for our overall health and wellbeing and what I have been most interested in of late is the profound impact exercising can have on our mental and emotional fitness. Particularly, our happiness and general positivity. This can be seen instantly, therefore, if we are mindful of these small change’s we are more likely to continue with our goal.

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