BREAK UP AFTERMATH

Phase 1: Depression This is pretty much the saddest state of existence you’ll ever find a woman in. We’re complete emotional wrecks. But it’s OK, because that’s exactly how we want to be. We’re feeling the breakup. The anger, the frustration, the jealousy, the sadness, the loneliness, the fear — we’re letting it all simmer together, right at the surface if not already boiling over into one steaming hot mess. This is a time where we don’t really have a grasp on any of our thoughts or emotions and we’re not really trying to have one, either. Where literally everything and anything reminds us of … Continue reading BREAK UP AFTERMATH

SURVIVING WORK

So, how can you prevent yourself from totally losing it while you prepare to leave your soul-sucking day job?  Here are a few suggested ways you can pass the time plus tips I’ve put together after doing it myself. (The 10+ years of helping other creative women keep their sanity at the tail end of their day jobs doesn’t hurt, either.) 1. Try to make it a game (especially if you’re competitive!) to help your timeline go quicker.  Whether it’s “How fast can I get this done without majorly screwing it up?” or “ If my boss says ‘um’ 100 times this week, … Continue reading SURVIVING WORK

10 REASONS TO OWN A PET

With almost no effort at all, pets manage to bring so much joy into our lives. They make us laugh, comfort us when we’re sick or upset, and are always there for us no matter what. It’s no wonder that an estimated 12 million British households choose to keep a pet. Not everyone understands the bond between human and beast, though, or even realises how much pets do for their owners. We take a look at ten of the benefits of having a furry friend. 1) They keep you fit All breeds of dog need regular, daily walks in order … Continue reading 10 REASONS TO OWN A PET

STRESS AT WORK

What is stress? HSE defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’. Employees feel stress when they can’t cope with pressures and other issues. Employers should match demands to employees’ skills and knowledge. For example, employees can get stressed if they feel they don’t have the skills or time to meet tight deadlines. Providing planning, training and support can reduce pressure and bring stress levels down. Stress affects people differently – what stresses one person may not affect another. Factors like skills and experience, age or disability may all … Continue reading STRESS AT WORK

PLANTS AT WORK

Numerous scientific studies have proven the positives of having more greenery in your workspace. Here are the top seven benefits for employees – and their employers Humans have an innate desire to be connected with nature, which scientists call ‘biophilia’. Unfortunately, the spaces we tend to spend most of our days – workplaces – tend to be stripped of much of their connection to the natural environment. Studies have shown that simply adding some greenery in the form of indoor plants can have major positive benefits for employees and their organisations. The same goes for remote or home workers, too. Here … Continue reading PLANTS AT WORK

BENEFITS OF A SPA

FIVE WAYS THAT THERMAL SPAS CAN BENEFIT YOUR WELLBEING Thermal spa experiences have a long history, dating back to Ancient Roman times. The combination of therapies involving hot and cold treatments are renowned for relieving muscular aches and pains, detoxing skin, improving body metabolism and increasing circulation. They are also linked to improved mental wellness, including better quality sleep and fewer sick days. Thermal spa treatments have been shown to combat stress, reduce anxiety and help people feel more centred. Spa Experience has a number of thermal spa therapies across their UK locations that can improve your wellbeing and enrich … Continue reading BENEFITS OF A SPA