When I was in the finance industry, I used to think I didn’t have enough time to focus on being mentally and physically healthy. And that I could always do that at a later date. Working until midnight and weekends, answering every email as soon as I read them, trying to fix client issues, managing staff, chasing revenue, keeping shareholders happy etc. To be honest it never ends. And we become addicted to just working. And then what happens? And how can we break the cycle?
Work life balance is not really about balance at all. It’s about prioritisation. It’s about giving yourself permission to put yourself and your family above the demands of your job. And being cool with that. And being comfortable so that you can do a good job, get paid for it and have time for yourself and your family. But how do we get there? Well that’s exactly what we’re going to explore today with these 3 powerful unconventional work life balance tips.
Fatigue, poor sleep, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, weight gain and more serious problems are all downstream effects of stress and anxiety. And the more stressed and anxious you are the more you slide down the happiness scale from joy and love to despair and depression. So doing something about it is critical which is why, today, we’ve brought you Your 4 Most Effective Stress Busting Techniques.
Too busy to meditate? Suspect it’s a waste of time? Tried it but have too much of a jumpy mind? Then this guide is exactly what you need. We’ve put this guide together for the busy executive in mind who is pressed for time. We are going to look at the most effective meditation techniques and then “bling them up” to make them even more powerful than normal. Can you change your life in only 3 minutes a day? Check out The Dummies Guide to Meditation - For Busy Executives and find out.
Today’s post was sparked by a conversation in the studio with the team about how to put together a blog post that could really help people with their stress and anxiety with fool proof instructions. At the time of writing (July 2021) we’re going through our third covid lockdown in Singapore, so we thought it was essential to do something on this topic to help as much as possible with the additional frustration everyone’s feeling. Read on to see how to supersize your stress bucket.
"When I make a bit more money, I’m going to upgrade the car like my neighbour."
"This house is not really big enough, life would be better if we had a bit more space like the Joneses."
"I wonder how much money I need to retire on?"
"I wish I had a bit more time to spend with the kids and pursue the things I enjoy. Bob on Facebook always seems to be having a blast."
If you have thoughts like this you're not alone. But why? And what can we do about it to start living the life we want right now?
If you’ve started the New Year feeling like 2021 is not shaping up like you had hoped then you’re not alone. So many people are feeling the same. There was a lot of expectation on 2021 but we still have tons of covid related issues, lockdowns, craziness in the US and big tech continuing to treat us like commodities: censoring, stealing and selling our personal data.
Lose weight, eat cleaner, get to bed earlier, exercise and meditate. Look we have nothing against good intentions. Good intentions are the precursor to positive change and a healthier and happier you. The problem is how we go about setting those good intentions. And today we’re shining the spotlight on New Year’s resolutions and why they set you up for failure in the long term.
There are many things that can cause us stress and anxiety in our lives such as arguments with our partners, pending deadlines at work, being cut up in traffic, financial pressures, kids running amok and so on. And mental stress leads to physical stress such as poor sleep, craving for unhealthy foods, addictions, weight gain, diseases and even heart attacks. So make sure this doesn't happen to you check out our top 5 ways to reduce stress easily...without meditating!
Over time, we have become extremely judgmental about emotions. Joy, excitement, and happiness are celebrated. Grief, sadness, and anger are pushed to a bottomless pit to be shunned and denigrated by all. But this psychological repression of emotions can lead to physical ailments that cannot be healed unless the underlying emotions are exorcised. Here we present a new way of looking at, and dealing with, emotional baggage.