Is Taking a Break beneficial for Productivity?

Is taking a break beneficial for creativity and productivity? OptiMe recently explored the impact of breaks on individual performance and wellbeing, and what it means for the workplace. Many people feel uncomfortable about taking a break at work. They worry that it sends out a signal that they’re not fully engaged with their task or […]

7 Ways to Stay Active whilst Socially Distancing.

We all know how important it is to keep active for long-term health and fitness. However, it’s not just a physical thing. Stress is at an all-time high, and exercise is a great way to calm the mind and relieve stress. So, what can you do to help stay fit and healthy whilst social distancing? […]

The Benefits of Laughter.

Can you remember the last time you had a good old belly laugh? I’m sure you’ll have experienced contagious laughter too…but have you heard about the health and wellbeing benefits laughter can have physically, mentally and socially.

Pandemic, Overwhelm, Wellbeing, Mental Health, Bethany Ainsley

Dealing with overwhelm in uncertain times.

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.

The Power of Gratitude

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.

7 Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset

The Power of Positive thinking has been shown to have many physical and mental benefits. A positive mindset can give you more confidence, improve your mood, and even reduce the likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertension, depression and other stress-related disorders.