Wellbeing

Being a trusted manager, advisor, or team colleague is something that most people aspire to achieve. However, a lack of trust is one of the most commonly quoted reasons for low performance, disengaged employees, and floundering workplace cultures. So what can you do to increase trust within your team?
, Rebecca Niebler
Building positive and sustainable habits are the secret to achieving your goals. We often fall for the misconception that making a big change in your life will require grand gestures and implementing massive behaviour modifications overnight. But it is persistence and determination taking thousands of small repeated actions that will get you there
Dealing with conflict and difference of opinion is part of the daily routine for most solicitors. There never seems to be a shortage of issues–be it, confrontational clients, quarrelling colleagues, or an aggressive opposing party. What are your strategies for managing disagreements constructively?
, Rebecca Niebler
Telling someone you are concerned about their level of drinking is not an easy conversation, but a critical one. Knowing the common pitfalls and how to avoid them, talking about low-risk alcohol consumption, and protecting your own boundaries and wellbeing, will empower you to have a constructive and supportive conversation that can make a positive difference in someone’s life.
, Rebecca Niebler
Few people would deny that alcohol is an intrinsic part of Australian culture. It plays a central role in many people’s lives and is a staple ingredient to most professional functions, networking events, personal celebrations and get-togethers. In fact, there are few social occasions where drinking alcohol is discouraged–making it even harder to spot problematic drinking. So, what can you do if someone you care about is leaning too heavily on this popular and socially accepted activity?
, Rebecca Niebler
Whether it was realistic or not, we can all be forgiven for feeling like maybe, just maybe, the new year could bring a brand new start... Alas, it didn’t quite pan out that way.
, Michele Davis
Are you delegating effectively? Competent delegation is one of the key skills required to successfully lead and manage others. Core to this is knowing how to avoid the most common traps. Delegating well means neither abdicating your responsibility while disappearing completely nor finding an easy way to get rid of unattractive and mind-numbing tasks.
, Rebecca Niebler
Whatever the psyche behind New Year's resolutions, they are a big thing in the fitness world. Chances are, sitting at your desk before the holidays, you were not considering joining a new gym in December. But should you have been? And what can you do now to take your health into your own hands.
, Ellie Bowden
December and January are loaded with family, fun, food, drinks and spontaneity. If you’ve set yourself some key health or performance goals across this time, then you could be feeling anxious about getting through the next couple of months.
, Hannah Wilson
Christmas is meant to be a time of joy, spending quality time with family and loved ones, and re-focussing on what really matters in life. In reality, Christmas is often also a time of increased stress and the heavy weight of big expectations. After the kind of year we’ve all had, having a proper break and giving yourself the gift of rest and relaxation is critical to start the New Year with refreshed energy. Here are some tips on how to achieve this.
, Rebecca Niebler
As discussed previously in Proctor, you probably will not be able to change someone with a high-conflict personality. You may also not be able to always avoid them. However, you can manage your relationship with a HCP in a way that reduces conflict, gives you control of interactions and protects your wellbeing (and sanity). Read on to learn more about the CARS method.
, Rebecca Niebler
Some people seem to thrive on conflict. Have you ever been at the receiving end of extreme and volatile behaviour, blame-shifting tactics and unnecessary drama? Chances are that working as a solicitor, you have had your fair share of encounters with high-conflict personalities (HCPs). Read on to find out more how to spot them early on and how to use the BIFF method as a helpful communication tool.
, Rebecca Niebler
They’re everywhere: low carb and no-carb diets for weight loss. However, like with any diet or trend, we need to know the risks and how to meticulously manage them. One of the prominent risks of a low/no-carb diet, especially when actioned without the supervision of a professional, is impaired memory and cognitive function. Here's what the science says...
, Hannah Wilson
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

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