Wellbeing

To provide their colleagues and peers with practical and useful ideas on how to prioritise and strengthen health and wellbeing, members of the Wellbeing Working have each contributed their top wellbeing tips. Let us know your favourite!
, QLS Wellbeing Working Group
When it comes to measuring success, we might find ourselves looking for external factors and opinions that shape what it is to be successful. But is that really the right place to be looking? If we continue to look outside of ourselves for success, we’re likely to be continually unhappy and, moreover, unsuccessful. Success and happiness are permanently and critically interlinked.
, Michele Davis
Workplaces bring together people with diverse backgrounds, various life experiences and different levels of psychological health and wellbeing. When a colleague or client flies off the handle with seemingly little provocation, we often do not know what causes their intense behaviour or what we can do to help them calm down.
, Rebecca Niebler
As an early career lawyer, Ellie Bowden witnessed burnout first-hand, observing as her profession endured long and stressful hours, neglecting their physical and mental health. In her Proctor debut, owner of West End Crossfit gym, Cultivar Health, Ellie chronicles the undeniable benefit of physical wellbeing on brain function.
, Ellie Bowden
Knowing your own strengths is very useful. Recognising how and when to best use them for maximum results puts you in a much better position. And finally, understanding other people’s talents and how they relate to yours will enable greatness. Find out how!
, Rebecca Niebler
A positive attitude is a great thing. But when it is over-prioritised and used as a rule about what kind of emotions are allowed and which aren’t, it can also lead to negative consequences, such as self-criticism and guilt about the inability to just be “more positive”, as well as a growing internal pool of emotions that have not been dealt with – which often makes things worse over time. Find out how to use the full spectrum of your emotions to make better decisions and create a life that is aligned to your values.
, Rebecca Niebler
Rebecca Niebler uncovers five simple actions you can implement daily to protect and strengthen your wellbeing and resilience.
, Rebecca Niebler
Perspective can be powerful (and sometimes debilitating) but does it hold the key to our growth and self-care?
, Michele Davis
Workplaces that encourage and support positive and meaningful relationships among staff report a range of benefits including increased productivity, higher retention levels and better employee wellbeing
, Rebecca Niebler
Who wouldn’t want to work in a great team with happy and high-performing team members, an outstanding track record of achievements, and where people seem to genuinely enjoy each other’s company? It’s what we all want, of course. But what are these teams’ secret ingredient, and how can you build it into yours?
, Rebecca Niebler
Perfectionism is the antithesis to high performance. To find out if you are a perfectionist as opposed to a healthy high performer, and what you can do to shift your mindset and behaviour towards a more sustainable and positive achievement orientation, read on.
, Rebecca Niebler
Reflection is a powerful tool to inform and educate a person. Mistakes are inevitable and the real value of mistakes is how you respond and rectify the mistake.
, Michele Davis
Do you usually start your days feeling energetic and focused, but find yourself in a mental haze and physically tired by the early afternoon? The key to ensuring that your ability to do high-level work at 4pm is the same that it was a 9am, may involve a more efficient management of your physical, mental and emotional energy levels throughout the day. Here are some tips for a better balance between energy expenditure and renewal.
, Rebecca Niebler
Our collective experiences of 2020 - dealing with a pandemic that has changed communities, workplaces and politics all over the world - have not only disrupted business as usual, but have also introduced new challenges in people management. Supporting employees’ mental health and wellbeing is a key responsibility for every manager, and developing and strengthening the skills to do so has become critical this year. Here are some tips and suggestions.
, Rebecca Niebler
For some of us, the many challenges, rapid changes and ongoing uncertainty which 2020 has brought into our lives have taken a toll on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. If you think that your friend, colleague, client or employee may be struggling, have a conversation with them. Here’s how.
, Rebecca Niebler
What’s your reason to get out of bed every morning, other than habit and a sense of responsibility? What keeps you going through the hard times, inspires you and puts a smile of your face? If you know the answer, maybe you have found your “ikigai”. This concept can be described as the meeting point between what you are good at, what you love doing, and what someone else needs and is prepared to spend money on. Where is this for you?
, Rebecca Niebler
Expectations – whether they’re unclear, significant, unrealistic or lacking entirely, encapsulate the client and lawyer relationship.
, Michele Davis

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