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Get Happy

Here are some simple suggestions for leading a happier life: Socially engage with people  Humans are social creatures. We’re meant to interact with others. One of the issues people complained about during the lockdowns was that they were unable to engage in...

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Mobile Phones and Sleep Loss

Twenty percent of women and twelve percent of men report losing sleep because of time spent on their mobile phone. In women, these figures have increased by a multiple of 8 since 2005. The results come from a survey of 709 Australians in 2018. The answers were...

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Sleeping Myths

A study where researchers looked at over 8,000 websites found the following common assumptions about sleep: The top myth about sleep is that it is possible to get by on just five hours a night. This myth is not just wrong, it is also potentially dangerous to people’s...

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Strength in Compassion

Compassion is one way to make us stronger in the face of the challenges we face in life, even the seemingly vast ones that we see all around us today. Consider the guide below to examine your values: 1. I’d like to invite you to consider what’s present...

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Improve your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is defined as how we feel about ourselves and has to do with how we value ourselves. It has to do with almost all of the choices we make in life, from partners to jobs to choosing friends.  If you were raised in a dysfunctional family it is likely...

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Is Sitting Killing You

Too much sitting down is killing people and it is on the rise, according to the latest data. Inactivity is linked to a wide range of diseases including heart problems, obesity, diabetes and certain cancers. Getting up and moving about, though, is linked to less...

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Boost your Happiness

Recent research suggests that new and diverse experiences make people the happiest. People felt more positive emotions when they spent more time in locations that were novel to them. The boost to happiness was seen in increased brain activity in regions critical to...

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Positive Words – Positive Feelings

New research has found that people who know more positive words relating to the emotions are likely to have better mental health and those who naturally use words like glad, joyful, gleeful, perky and jolly are also likely to be in better physical health and those who...

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Finding Joy in your Day

Now more than ever, finding joy in your day-to-day experiences can improve your quality of life and enhance and protect your mental health. As many of us are mired in intense and heavy information from the news and social media, financial instability and political and...

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Good Mental Health

A new study of 1,100 young adults who were surveyed found that those who slept well, did more exercise and ate better were more likely to be flourishing mentally. Out of these, quality sleep was most strongly linked to better mental health, followed by exercise and...

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Improve your Wellbeing during the Holiday Season

The holiday season is often a busy time with much to do, attend and plan, which can bring up feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious, stressed and depressed. Here are some tips bought to you by the Black Dog Institute to look after your wellbeing this holiday season....

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Better Sleep

Poor-quality sleep can quickly lead to reduced performance at work from reduced concentration, poor memory and diminished motivation, impaired judgment and irritability. Lack of sleep can also cause the body to crave high-calorie foods, potentially leading to weight...

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Controlling Aggression

Below are twelve strategies that you can use to control anger when you experience it: 1. Acknowledge That You Have a Problem If you find it difficult to manage your anger, the first thing you need to do is to be honest with yourself and acknowledge that you have a...

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Boosting Self-Esteem

Improving self-esteem is a very personal journey. It's a key part of feeling happy within ourselves, and of feeling that we're succeeding in the things that matter to us. Positive self-esteem helps you to be yourself, handle adversity, and believe that you'll win...

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Thriving Under Pressure

Many people experience stress in their jobs. It might be temporarily because of a project deadline, or because of seasonal fluctuations in your workload. Or you might experience long-term stress due to the nature of your role, because of a difficult boss or co-worker,...

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Three Steps to Positive Thinking

1. Understanding Thought Awareness You're thinking negatively when you fear the future, put yourself down, criticize yourself for errors, doubt your abilities or expect failure. Negative thinking damages your confidence, harms your performance and paralyses your...

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Manage your Stress at Work

A massive 40% of workers say their jobs are very stressful. Such stress levels may be even higher for leaders and managers, who are typically burdened with more responsibilities. Whether you’re an employee picking up a pay-check, a manager leading a team or an...

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Manage your Stress

Completely banishing stress from your life may never be an attainable goal. Nor, some would argue, should it be. If you consistently try your hardest and seek new endeavours, you will naturally feel challenged and sometimes even stressed. This is all part of personal...

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Signs of Internet Addiction

Meeting five of the criteria of the Internet Addiction Diagnostic Questionnaire (IADQ) below means you may be addicted: Do you feel preoccupied with the Internet (think about previous online activity or anticipate next online session)?Do you feel the need to use the...

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Stop Panic Attack

Many people experience panic attacks with the signs and symptoms of an episode appearing quickly and sometimes without warning. These sudden attacks of anxiety and overwhelming fear can happen to anyone and are known to be somewhat unpredictable, generally occurring...

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Loneliness: 5 Habits to Consider

The rate of loneliness has doubled recent years and loneliness is a serious issue with most people desiring strong bonds with others. Here are some habits to consider: Make a habit of nurturing others.Offer to take care of the neighbour’s children once a week; teach a...

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Stressed Out

Life can be stressful—you may feel stressed about performance at work, traumatic events or a life change. Everyone feels stress from time to time. What is stress? Stress is the physical or mental response to an external cause, such as having a lot of work or having an...

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Workplace Bullying – A Serious Concern

Recent data obtained from Safe Work Australia has revealed that the number of serious workplace injuries related to bullying and harassment has nearly doubled in Australia over the past decade. Preventing workplace bullying and harassment amongst staff members should...

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Feeling Lonely

While loneliness is a common human emotion, during the global coronavirus pandemic many of us are feeling acutely, severely alone — an extreme loneliness that we may never have experienced before. Whether you live alone or are sharing your space during lockdown, the...

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Whistleblower Program

EAP Assist Whistleblowing Service  EAP Assist provides an Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) compliant Whistleblower Service to help achieve resolutions & solutions for employees & organisations. This is a free addon service available...

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R U Feeling Overwhelmed

You know those days when it feels as though life is kicking you in the teeth? You get an unexpected bill for hundreds of dollars. You lose concentration and back into a parked car. You have a fight with your partner. A relative keeps forwarding you conspiracy...

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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflicts are inevitable, even in the most engaged of workplaces. Regardless of the source of the conflict, if they are left unresolved, conflicts can quickly impact employee morale and productivity. Below are a few conflict management examples and the basic conflict...

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Investigating Misconduct

Moving to remote work presented a lot of hurdles for organisations trying to recreate the office experience. Technology for the most part has allowed many workplaces to effectively move those experiences into the virtual spaces, but unfortunately, some of the...

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Suicide & Prevention

Suicide Warning Signs People who kill themselves exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or do. The more warning signs, the greater the risk.   What to Watch For if You Feel Someone is at Risk: If a person talks about: Being a burden to...

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Coping Tips for Stress & Anxiety

Take a time-out. Practice yoga, listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques. Stepping back from the problem helps clear your head.Eat well-balanced meals. Do not skip any meals. Do keep healthful, energy-boosting snacks on...

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Coping Tips for Depression

Depression affects one’s cognitive, emotional, behavioural and physical functions. One of the most insidious aspects of depression is that it tricks you into thinking that nothing will help, or that the relief will be temporary, and it will keep you in a cycle of...

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Me Time

When you’re working long hours it can feel like all you do is work, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep, and work, eat, sleep some more. And the seemingly unceasing flow of work can make you feel fatigued, resentful and burnt out. It is essential that you find time for...

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How to Calm Down

There are many stressors we face in life — from relationship problems and job issues to the uncertain state of the world. Whether it’s just a little stress or a big ball of panic in the pit of your stomach, learning how to calm down is essential for all of us. The...

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Arguing at Work

There is a way to disagree with colleagues without ruining work relationships. Try these three tips: Dialogue, not hostility  Workplace conflicts can have severe negative impacts if not handled correctly. Work conflict has been linked to decreased...

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Sleep Hygiene

The term 'sleep hygiene’ refers to having both a bedroom environment and daily routines that promote consistent, uninterrupted sleep.  Signs of poor sleep hygiene include experiencing frequent sleep disturbances, suffering daytime sleepiness and having a hard...

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Eating for Stress

When you think of stress eating, what comes to mind? It’s probably not going to town on three bags of lettuce! Statistics show that when stressed we tend to crave sugary, carby comfort foods, like ice cream, mac and cheese, or cake. Why is that? The answer lies in our...

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Build Workplace Resilience

The good news is that even if you're not a naturally resilient person, you can learn to develop a resilient mindset and attitude. To do so, incorporate the following into your daily life: Get enough sleep and exercise and learn to manage stress. When you take...

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