Reflecting over the past week, I imagine I’m not alone when I begin to feel overwhelmed at the thought of the challenges we have and will continue to face as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Seeing and hearing that most people are being affected in some way by the pandemic brings my attention not only to the businesses I manage, the team and our families but the wider community and those most vulnerable.
Author: Bethany Ainsley
Christmas is a wonderful time to embrace the festive cheer however, it can also bring about a number of challenges too, from societal pressures to over indulging in christmas treats. It can also be a time of reflection, bringing about memories of loved ones past and the year that’s gone by.
Have you had an experience recently that’s made you feel incredibly grateful? Perhaps someone close to you had a health scare, you might have walked past a homeless person sleeping on the street, or heard about a colleague going through a rough time.
Getting out outdoors and feeling a part of nature has been shown to lower cognitive anxiety, whilst also increasing mindfulness, vitality and happiness.
Today is the day that the concept ‘Blue Monday’ will be shared across social media platforms as the most depressing day of the year.
A lot of us are guilty of spending too much time on our phones and are aware that this time should be reduced. However, with smart phones constantly being developed to increase functionality along with notifications of social support triggering happy chemicals in the brain, are we becoming addicted to our handsets?
In today’s busy, fast paced world, time can feel more precious than ever. With continuous demands and the world at our finger tips, sometimes we just need time to take a step back and reflect on where our time is being spent.
How we express ourselves online both reflects and affects who we are. However, it is evident that elements of people pleasing and perfection often come in to play, but how much of this is truly authentic?