Build Resilience by Creating Boundaries while WFH

Build Resilience by Creating Boundaries while WFH

Having the capacity to work from home (wfh) gives wonderful flexibility and is a preferred option for the majority. However, we didn’t all get warning so we weren’t necessarily set up to work from home. One of the key issues I see in working from home is a lack of boundaries. We’re working in spaces we used to relax in. There is no commute to divide up the workday from the home day. If you have children the constant interruptions and distractions probably mean that you work morning, afternoon and evening just to make up your hours. Everybody who still has a job seems to be putting in longer hours. People are Zoomed out, exhausted from having a camera trained on them all day, constantly switched on. These are issues we need to address if we’re going to continue to wfh (even some of the time) and still manage to stay well. Here are some ideas worth considering if you’d like to stay resilient through our ever-changing times:

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Virus Panic – Covid19

Virus Panic – Covid19

"I was quoted in yesterday's Irish Independant (article by Mary McCarthy on coronavirus): there is no positive spin on this and there is a lot of panic and anxiety. What can help? One simple tip is to take a few minutes each day to focus on what is going well in your...

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Covid19 – March 2020

Covid19 – March 2020

TIME! Whether you’re now working from home everyday, or whether work is just out of the question for you, most people suddenly have more time on their hands than usual. I bet at some point you’ve complained that you just don’t have the time to do all the things you...

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Self-Care Routine – Covid19

Self-Care Routine – Covid19

Today I’m sharing a handout I have found really helpful with clients over the years, particularly when someone is out of work for a period of time. Having too much time to think can be dangerous for some, and right now there is so much going on, fuelling anxiety and...

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Resilience

Resilience

What do lobsters have to do with Resilience?! "A lobster is a softy mushy animal that lives inside a rigid shell. That rigid shell does not expand. Well how can the lobster grow? Well, as the lobster grows, that shell becomes very confining and the lobster finds...

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The Emotional Piggy Bank The Emotional Piggy Bank

The Emotional Piggy Bank The Emotional Piggy Bank

Do you like to keep your relationships in harmony? Research indicates that in order to keep our relationships in harmony we need 5 positive interactions for every negative interaction. That’s 5:1 folks! If you think of your relationship (with anyone, work or home) as...

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Wellness at Work

Wellness at Work

We will all go through tough times in our lives, where we struggle and need extra support. Quite a number will suffer from mental illness and have to deal with depression, anxiety, or other diagnoses. How we are affects us in all aspects of life, so we don’t get to leave our problems at home. We spend most of our day at work, so it makes sense for employers to support our mental health. In this article I will look at how we can promote mental wellbeing in the workplace.

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My top 10 tips for a better sleep

My top 10 tips for a better sleep

I work with a lot of groups in companies all around Dublin and Leinster, regularly talking about stress and how to manage it. In my experience, about 99% of people I come across have their sleep affected by stress. Some find it takes ages to get to sleep; others fall asleep fast but keep waking during the night. And some suffer from insomnia on a chronic basis. Whatever your situation, following the advice below will help you to get to sleep quickly and send you off to the land of nod for a refreshing night’s sleep…

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Is it ok to feel bad?

Is it ok to feel bad?

Everybody wants to be healthy and happy. In recent years with the explosion of Positive Psychology (the study of what makes people happy) and self-help books on positive thinking and focusing on what you want, its easy to believe that we should never feel bad, or that if we do, we’re doing something wrong.

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Reflections on Valuing Ourselves

Reflections on Valuing Ourselves

Women around the world earn significantly less than men, even when doing the exact same jobs. Probably the most valuable work women do is child rearing, which is totally unpaid and underappreciated in our western societies. How can we rectify this situation and make it fair for all?

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