Category Archives: Workplace wellness

Have you fallen in love with your career?

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We live in a world of instant gratification. Growing numbers of us are choosing fast food over home-cooked meals, instant messaging over pen and paper, and YouTube videos over reading print.

Should we be surprised that we do not immediately fall in love with jobs that fail to answer our primal desire of instant gratification?

Unfortunately, falling in love does not happen overnight. Apart from those fortunate few who fall in love at first sight, we have had to learn that love requires a lot of patience and a series of adjustments to our expectations.

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Presenteeism: when going to work just doesn’t work

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co-workers standing at water cooler“80% percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

If you’ve ever shown up at work without being physically, mentally, or emotionally equipped to work, then you know what ‘presenteeism’ feels like. It’s normal to have ‘off days’, days when we’re ill or otherwise unable to focus on our work, but attempting to work on days like this may mean you are only able to give 20% of your ‘all’ to the job (with ‘just showing up’ accounting for the remaining 80%). You are certainly not achieving all that you otherwise could, and, depending on …

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The guilt stops here: 3 ways to make amends after sharing office gossip

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man listening to two women gossipingThe oh-so-familiar two-headed monster known as gossip is something we’ve all caught ourselves engaging in. On the one hand, it can be extremely satisfying to indulge in a gossip session, and in the heady rush of the moment it may feel absolutely harmless. But gossip’s nasty two-headed nature is such that you may feel a ‘hangover’ effect after that rush has worn off – feelings of guilt, shame and embarrassment often sneak up once you are no longer surrounded by your friends or colleagues. Like in most cases, these feelings of guilt from hurting someone are appearing for …

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Stick and stones: how nicknames can harm someone’s mental health

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Coworkers eating togetherIn many of our daily interactions we use labels as shortcuts to describe a collection of feelings, observations and reactions. Usually these manifest in affectionate (or sometimes mean) nicknames we give our close friends or colleagues. These names often enough tend to be actual diagnostic terms that randomly label someone based on their behaviour: OCD is used to identify a friend who constantly frets over whether his bike is securely locked or not; ADHD is used to label a co-worker who rarely stays focused or who arrives to work late on a regular basis. Mental health nicknaming poses …

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Being mindful beyond Mental Health Awareness Week

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Man Relaxing in an Armchair We’re all aware of the importance of our mental health for overall well-being. We know that it directly impacts our work and home lives, and can mean the difference between a good day and a bad year! And yet we go through our day without thinking too much about it. After all, we have work that must get done, children, spouses, parents, or co-workers that need our help. And before we know it, another long day is over without minding our health at all! But there is one small change that you could make to help you better cope, …

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