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Gratitude

The great English writer, poet and philosopher, G. K. Chesterton said …

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

At this time of the year with Thanks Giving being celebrated in North America and the festive season for many around the world being only a month away, life is hectic.

With a hectic life style for so many people come added responsibility, and survey after survey tells us that personal stress can be at a peak at this time of the year for the majority of the population.… Continue reading

What Behaviour is Stressing You?

Often, things in life can get out of hand as we just get way too busy and something needs to give so we keep our sanity and we don’t get overwhelmed.

The Australian Workplace Barometer Report from Safe Work Australia reported that 4,000,000 Australians are in the upper 2 quartiles of emotional exhaustion and the majority of $$$ lost are due to employees who report only mild symptoms.

When stress creeps up on us we may ask ourselves… What is the behaviour that is stressing me?

The next questions are…

What does that say about me?

What does that reflect… Continue reading

Enough is Enough

From time to time in our lives we can become so enthralled with the doing, that the being somehow disappears. Maybe this has happened to you also at sometime in your life when you were on a pathway moving forward at speed with no deviation.

In 1997 our coaching, mentoring and consulting business was growing in leaps in and bounds. We started our private client business in Brisbane in 1991 and there we were, six years on,with clients in seven countries and working around the clock. We loved it!

We lived in our magical dream home on the Gold Coast… Continue reading

Negative Emotions Are Action Signals

A couple of days ago I was talking with one of our former outstanding coaches and mentors Craig about how some people can become so stressed with their interaction with another person, they just ‘freeze’, and are unable to take any action at all.

Craig said, “John, remember the Tony Robbins adage of the two Ps.”

My mind immediately shifted to hearing Tony saying on stage, “In the end, it comes down to the two Ps, it is your choice between pain or pleasure.”

Craig said, “correct John, however, with stress, it’s the other two Ps Tony talks about…”

When… Continue reading

Often Overlooked or Ignored as a Solution to Business Problems

Many managers don’t take advantage of stress management as a useful tool and strategy in the workplace.

Stress has no boundaries, it is wide-spread, and it presents in many forms that can affect individuals physical, mental, emotional and energetic abilities. If it is not addressed and handled, life for all involved can become tortuous.

In the workplace, stress can cause all kinds of problems with business issues and create many concerns, sometimes serious. These issues and concerns left unaddressed will ultimately hurt morale and decrease profits. One simple solution to managing stress is to understand what is stress management… Continue reading

You, Stress and the Subconscious Mind

Stressed people often live with a fear mindset that generates millions of negative thoughts. Our limitations can control our behaviour and keep us hostage in a never-ending stress spiral.The way we think is usually what directs our limitations, not so much by outside influences.To reduce your stress levels and become more emotionally resilient, you need to engage the power of your subconscious mind.

The conscious mind makes decisions and plans its’ future activity once it receives information from the higher self The conscious mind then tells the subconscious mind to take hold of the information and put it to action.… Continue reading

A Simple Way to Decrease Stress Levels

Many years ago,my late sister-in-law Joan started practising yoga and over the years she became a master of meditation and living the calm.

I remember asking her on one occasion why she usually drank hot water and not a Latte or a Cappuccino. Her response surprised me as at the time as I was an avid Latte enthusiast. My unspoken thoughts were … ‘how could you just drink hot water, and why’!

Joan shared me with me that her yoga masters all drank hot water as it was an amazing support tool in helping you live a calmer life.

Recently… Continue reading

Creating a Stress-Hardy Mindset

The October 7thedition of HEALTHbeat, the Harvard Medical School publication,the featured article was titled, ‘Harnessing the upsides of stress’.

The authors go onto say…Changing your mindset doesn’t mean taking a Pollyanna view of the world. The key isn’t to deny stress, but to recognize and acknowledge it—and then to find the upside, because a full-throttle fight-or-flight response is not the only possible reaction to stress (at least when the stress does not involve a potentially life-threatening situation). “

‘Change your words, change your world’ is a key strategy we teach participants in our various stress… Continue reading

Dehydration Shrinks Your Brain

Your brain is 75% water and on days when you are stressed, it is very easy to not take care of your physical body and drink water.

When you are dehydrated your brain shrinks in volume. Even mild or temporary dehydration can alter your brain function and impact your mood, this in turn makes you more stressed.

Fortunately, within 20 minutes of drinking some water, effects such as these are reversed. Headaches caused by dehydration rapidly go once you rehydrate. Research has found cold water is absorbed into the body 20 percent faster than room temperature water, so to increase… Continue reading

A Quarter of Women Professionals Experience Chronic Stress Symptoms

Springfox, a company specialising in workplace resilience have released the findings of a survey of over 26,000 Australian professionals which shows that over 25% of women experience chronic stress symptoms, as opposed to less than an 12.5% of men in the workforce.

The study reported that women are more susceptible to feeling distressed, vulnerable and withdrawn at work, compared to their male counterparts.

So many professional women feel that they need to perform at a higher level than their male counterparts so they will be seen as equals.

Peta Sigley, Springfox’s Chief Knowledge Officer said…  “The… Continue reading

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