Let it go! How to have a stress-free Christmas

Most adults rate Christmas as stressful as divorce, having a baby, moving house or changing jobs. The big difference is that unlike other big-life events, Christmas shows up at the same time each year and is pretty predictable. With a shift in mindset Christmas can be a holiday to look forward to rather than resent. ...

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Ask for Help Before You Burnout

If you have a tendency to put the needs of others before yourself, even when you are already running on empty, then it is likely that you find it equally difficult to ask for help. It is incredibly important to balance giving with receiving in order to prevent burnout. Help can come from those we ...

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How to spot if you’re a perfectionist

When high expectations are held of us from an early age we can start to nurture an internal drive to meet the standards set for us and feel chronically unhappy or dissatisfied if we don’t achieve the level of success we set out to accomplish. This develops into perfectionism in adulthood and results in the ...

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Changing the Culture of Churn ‘Em and Burn ‘Em

The growing culture of overwork is becoming increasingly endemic and is not just a problem in the UK, USA or Australia. In several western countries patterns of overwork are emerging in both public and private sectors. Long working hours are particularly entrenched in investment banking culture. The tragic death of Moritz Erhardt, a 21 year ...

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Do You Know Your Neighbours?

A few weeks ago I was woken in the middle of the night by loud banging on my bedroom window.  At first I felt quite frightened because it sounded like whoever it was outside really wanted to get in, and at 2am I wasn’t comfortable with the idea of opening my front door, not knowing ...

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