All posts tagged: mental health

Recovery from burnout

It is a mere season, one of feeling wobbled from juggling far too many plates whilst within a quick sand of sloppy decisions. But here begs the question of how do we dig ourselves away from the daily slog that feels to have no end or freedom? Answer; by resourcing simple practices that evoke a sense of gratitude back to ourselves away from the daily noise. Reigniting a bounce to the step and owning a pure delight for springing from our duvet each and every morning away from mental pressure. With limitless advice and buy ins at our fingertips we have all the answers, yet the language within this space is that it’s the simple good stuff that allows you to get back on track. ‘The cause and effect of what you ‘do’ being an extremely important one to meditate upon’. The good news is it’s ready to action from this very minute with an integrated approach to wellness with a healthy dose of tlc. SLEEP Getting enough sleep is the number one cause for …

Addressing the irresponsible swell of wellbeing as a profit centre

Via Daily prompt –  Heard Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. The challenge of mental health and wellbeing is a significant longstanding debate and with it a marketeers profit dream, a topic and sector to be founded with deep ethic and values. With Teresa May announcing in January that the UK Government would do more to help schools and employees ‘deal’ with the hidden injustice of mental illness and need to do more to support ‘mental wellbeing’, it thus leaves the door open to deep abuse in a climate of profit over a moral compass. If you are looking to transform your health and workforce this year who better to take inspiration from than a ‘people powered tank’; The new economics foundation (NEF). Rooted in real lives, workplaces and communities and commissioned by the UKs government foresight project in 2008, reporting the most insightful and important drivers of mental capital and wellbeing. With the concept of …

The graceful moments of taking notice

Weekly Photo reflection Post: Graceful Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. We all tend to go through rough patches in life, yet regardless of what is going on in our psychological environment, mother earth can help us to attune to our external environment to a higher more positive frequency. The pretty agility and grace of our surroundings allow us to poise in that moment and appreciate the power of now. There is always a stillness and peace to be found, spaces where you can gain clarity, inspiration and confidence in the day. The new economics foundation  commissioned by the UK Government’s Foresight project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing developed a set of evidence-based actions to improve personal wellbeing. In this report, NEF presented  the evidence and rationale between five well-being actions, drawing on a wealth of psychological and economic literature. Where ‘taking notice’ was recognised as one of the five priorities. Studies have shown that being aware of …

Resist putting it off

Via Daily Prompt: Resist Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Find Inner Peace, Improve Your Happiness and Health with Conscious Wellbeing tasks, here is shouting out to ‘Keeping In Touch’. Keeping in touch with supportive friends can help you deal with an orbit of stresses in life. There is nothing greater than catching up with those whom embrace kindness when face to face. Yet why is it not always possible to drop them that note or chat and keep the lines of communication open, we often resist the old fashion touch? It’s worth working at relationships, they make you feel loved and valued. None of us are superhuman, we all sometimes get tired and overwhelmed and it is that listening ear that acts as a cornerstone and counsel, how often do we take time to say thank you? Data suggests that over a third of visits to UK GPs are associated with mental health, investing in your …

Powers of intention

WRITE IT DOWN It may not be a tender new year on this very moment; yet reflect upon listening to your inner self. I have been doing this one every New Year’s Eve for the last several years: My family of beautiful souls write down each of their many colourful and varied delicate goals for the New Year. These are sealed away in an envelope and compassionately opened up the eve of the following year for deep scrutiny and humour. A whole year on it is a tender reminder of how much you can achieve in just one year. By using the the power of intention, not written in the format of “I’d like to…” or “I want to…” it will dilute the power of your intention. Write and flow out the “I will…” or “I’m going to…” or even just the goal itself. “Run a 5-minute mile.” “Practice yoga twice a week.” “Write my novel.” The power of a goal isn’t just reaching it, it is in recognising that you can hear what you want in your …