Is ‘I am busy’ your typical answer to the question ‘How are you’? Our society puts a high value on being busy. If you work in an environment where you constantly need to achieve something under challenging circumstances, there is a chance that your chronically stressed out brain can become dependent on dopamine. By activating … More Is busyness an addiction?
Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day lover or hater, would you agree that relationships could be equally joyful and challenging? These challenges can bring about feelings of anxiety and stress that you can befriend and use for your advantages. The first and most important is to develop a friendly relationship with yourself. This entails practicing acceptance … More De-stress your relationships
One of my favourite quotes is from the author Will Garcia, who writes: “The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it is something you allow.” I find that such an empowering concept, and … More Change is not something you do
This month we explore the change process. Come and join this journey and learn how to create long lasting change. … More Topic of the month: CHANGE
I never heard the term ‘freshers’ flu’ used anywhere other than in the UK. When you start the academic year (or at any time of the year) and feel a bit down, and you have cold symptoms (sneezing, coughing, sore throat, headache, fever, shivering), you know you caught it. There is always a bit of history … More Suffering from freshers’ flu?
The biggest story on the BBC News website for the past few days has been “The myth of the eight hour sleep” – surpassed by “Segmented sleep – ten strange things people do at night”. The first article discussed how the “ideal” night’s sleep hasn’t always consisted of a single eight-hour chunk – in previous … More Exploding the myths about sleep – and silence
“But I can’t relax! I’m just a naturally stressed person. I tried relaxing before and it didn’t work”. It’s all too easy to buy into the concept that you are an anxious or ‘highly strung’ type of person and go through life struggling to enjoy yourself. For may people, even though they say they’d like … More Surfing the brainwaves
It’s funny how little things can throw us off course. Our body gets so used to its rhythms and patterns that any changes to our daily routine can have a big impact. I really noticed the phenomenon after the clocks went back at the weekend. Just the difference of an hour can affect how we … More Sleepless in the City