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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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?
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.