Press ‘Pause’ #1

Sometimes things can get a bit too much. Pressing 'pause' can help. Lots. Even if it's just for a few short minutes. Here's a simple exercise to help to slow things down - all you have to be able to do is to count up to five.    Using the fingers of one hand and spending about one minute on each finger: 1 Concentrate on your breathing. Don't try to

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Prehab – via Matisse and Dyson

A while back, in 2015 to be precise, I wrote a post on Medium. In retrospect, it became a sort of manifesto - as part of the process of writing a book.   And most of it still applies to the 2020 Plague.  This is it:   So what's this about? Well I suppose I could begin at 8 o'clock and talk about Matisse. At the Cut Outs exhibition at

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Prehab – via Matisse and Dyson2020-08-10T14:51:10+01:00

Anti-burnout #2: Avoiding Covid Burnout

Feeling overloaded, out of control, or unrewarded? Or a bit out of touch with colleagues, sensing the unfairness of your situation, or being asked to do things that don't feel quite right? Welcome to Spring 2020 - worldwide lockdown. None of us have been exempt from coronavirus and its effects. Being ill, losing loved ones, experiencing the huge demands of lockdown and its consequences, both in personal and professional lives.

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Anti-burnout #2: Avoiding Covid Burnout2021-06-09T11:31:09+01:00

5 ways to check the signs of stress

Feeling stressed? Here’s a short five point guide to help you do a quick self-audit. Stress itself isn’t the problem. It’s a part of life. But excessive pressure in different areas of our lives can tip us into feeling overwhelmed at times. And when the heat’s on it’s easy to overlook what’s happening for us. Social The effects of stress show up in our relationships. How are we getting on

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5 ways to check the signs of stress2021-06-09T11:31:56+01:00

Anti-burnout #1: Recognising 12 steps to burnout

The last few weeks have been chaotic and alarming for pretty much everyone. Especially for medics and the vulnerable. Some groups are at high risk, but no-one is safe. Covid-19 does not discriminate. Even the young and healthy have been struck down. And vast tracts of the world are locked down in a silent dystopia. This is the first in a series of blogs on the overlaps between the social

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Anti-burnout #1: Recognising 12 steps to burnout2021-06-09T11:32:50+01:00
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