Wellbeing

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
It’s the big question that has kept humankind preoccupied for millennia, and which has inspired generations of philosophers, scholars and artists to come up with a variety of answers: what makes a meaningful life? Or, to make this question a bit more manageable: what adds a sense of purpose and meaning to your life? Read on to find out how you can approach this question to add to your personal wellbeing.
Rebecca Niebler
As Rick Hanson, psychologist and New York Times best-selling author puts it: “The brain is like Velcro for negative experiences and Teflon for positives ones”. In other words, we are much better to notice, process, remember and believe bad events and experiences than positive ones. Read on to find out what you can do to overcome this unhelpful tendency.
Rebecca Niebler
By learning more about the people we work with, you can begin to learn how to effectively communicate with them to achieve the desired outcome; to work effectively with them and foster a better working relationship. That's the value of time spent.
Michele Davis
What do your mind and a camera lens have in common? They both control what picture of the world is presented to its user. Are you zooming in on the challenging parts and cutting off the positive ones? Do you have a habit of placing the difficult or unattractive elements centre stage and leave little room for the beauty surrounding it? Find out how to adjust your mental frame to achieve a more balanced, optimistic view.
Rebecca Niebler
Failing is something that will happen to all of us. But what we do with our failure depends on us.
Michele Davis
Michele Davis is a self-confessed succession nerd and a writer, researcher, educator and speaker. Michele has spent 9 years specialising in succession and elder law. Michele also celebrates passion, perseverance and positivity in law through her blog writing (www.micheledavis.com.au and www.madaboutlaw.com.au). QLS Proctor is excited to introduce Michele and M.A.D about law to our Wellbeing area where she will share her passion and positivity.
Michele Davis
Providing well-crafted, motivating feedback is both an art and a science. However, helping your team grow and develop through meaningful, personalised feedback is one of your most important responsibilities as a manager or leader. Here are some useful tips and suggestions to deliver feedback that leaves a strong and positive impact.
Rebecca Niebler
Do you have a personal brand, and why would you need one? Turns out you already have a brand – and the question is all about how you can control it and make it work for you, instead of leaving it up to chance.
Rebecca Niebler
Relationships are important, especially in the legal profession. Do you feel “guilty” for not networking enough, or under pressure to do more of it? Before you get more business cards printed to distribute at the next networking event, let’s have a closer look at the difference between networking and connecting with people.
Rebecca Niebler
Much time, energy and attention have been directed at diversity and inclusion initiatives in the legal profession in recent years.
Teagan Lewis
Feedback is an essential career development tool which allows you to learn and grow in your role, both professionally and personally. Unfortunately, not everyone gets it.
Rebecca Niebler
As restrictions have started to ease in recent weeks, many of us have returned to our workplaces, visited friends and family members again, and slowly returned to a more interactive lifestyle.
Rebecca Niebler
Mental ill-health is not a minor problem – neither in Australia nor in the legal profession.
Rebecca Niebler

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