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Learn how to stop dwelling on things that are outside your control

We’ve all been there. We’ve thought, ‘I don’t want this,’ ‘I want it to be different.’ If you can solve your problem – then excellent – but what do you do when there is absolutely nothing you can do about it (e.g., a missed train, or a family member marrying someone you don’t like)?   …

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Three ‘must knows’ to increase personal resilience

Personal resilience is a quality that helps you overcome setbacks and allows you to not only survive but also thrive in the face of adversity. Promoting personal resilience has been found to help prevent burnout and increase life satisfaction in a range of highly taxing careers.   There are three important facets to the resilient person: (1) A commitment to finding …

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The surprising link between exercise and brain volume

We all know that regular exercise is good for us. It strengthens our muscles, increases metabolism, and lowers blood pressure. However, exercise also has benefits for our mental health and brain function too.   Regular exercise, such as walking, has been shown to decrease the risk of depression, improve sleep quality, and aid in the management of anxiety and stress. As our mood, …

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Ditch insomnia and sleep like a baby

We hear this at least once a week from clients, psychologists, and doctors, that sleep disturbances are rife in Central Sydney! You’ve seen your doctor and they ruled out physical issues like sleep apnoea, but you’re still suffering from a chronic lack of sleep? Do you: • Have difficulties falling or staying asleep? • Feel …

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The self-care hack that will make you more successful

We often have high stress demands at work, however, research shows that people who engage in regular self-care experience higher workplace satisfaction, productivity, and fulfillment, and experience lower rates of absenteeism, mental disorders, and workplace accidents. . But people often dismiss self-care due to a misunderstanding of the differences between self-care and self-indulgence. Self-indulgence is when we …

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