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Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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One thing contributing to your exhaustion that you may have overlooked, and what to do about it

One thing contributing to your exhaustion that you may have overlooked, and what to do about it

Feeling constantly exhausted appears to be the new normal.
It’s frustrating when you know you’re not as productive as you can be, aren’t thinking as clearly and making some silly mistakes all because you’re fighting this state which is not alleviated by your usual measure of getting more sleep or taking a holiday.

Understanding what is contributing or is triggering your fatigue is essential to enable you to take the right steps to alleviate this.

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Is Perfectionism Putting You at Risk of Burnout?

Is Perfectionism Putting You at Risk of Burnout?

Being a bit of a perfectionist is not necessarily a bad thing.

Taking care of what you do, how you present your completed tasks, paying attention to detail are valued traits.

Diligence is one thing. Perfectionism is the darker side of performance, where nothing will ever convince you that your efforts are indeed “perfect.”

The biggest risk of perfectionism apart from fatigue, frustration, and fear of missing the “perfect” mark is your risk of burning out.

Perfection is an illusion. Why put yourself at risk?

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Are you at risk of catching burnout?

Are you at risk of catching burnout?

Burnout. It’s everywhere. Does this mean you’re at risk of catching the contagion?

The key to avoiding burnout isn’t a vaccine, it’s about knowing how the way we work can set us up for exhaustion and over work.

It’s not just about self-care, though that helps to nurture your resilience and coping skills.

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Flat as a tack and can’t find your charger leads?

Flat as a tack and can’t find your charger leads?

If you’ve been feeling really flat, chronically exhausted and fed up, you’re not alone.
The pandemic has created a collective trauma and health and wellbeing is at a really low ebb.

It’s been compounded by working extra hours, spending longer in front of a screen and missing out on those activities that normally top up your energy batteries that keep you singing.

Time is NOT the issue, it’s your ENERGY that counts.

Are you keeping your energy batteries topped up?

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Do You Need the Number for the Karoshi Hotline?

Do You Need the Number for the Karoshi Hotline?

Karoshi.

It’s the Japanese term for “death from overwork.”

In Australia the closest word we have is burnout, and while the economic cost is measured, the very human cost of illness or premature death is not.

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Whoa! Are you running too fast?

Whoa! Are you running too fast?

How often have you found yourself sucked into the whirlpool of tasks and items on your agenda, spiralling round at break-neck speed, hoping that you won’t trip yourself up in the process?

If you’ve been feeling that the pace of change has sped up during this time of pandemic. You’d be right. McKinsey has reported how organisations have increased their rate of digital transformation by x 20-25 over the last couple of years thanks in no small part to Covid.

Whoa!

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