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Gifts for people with depression

Gifts For People With Depression

The holiday season is fast approaching, but this year, everything feels a bit uncertain. With Covid-19 lockdown reinstated in the UK, daylight savings taking away an hour of sunlight, and the gloomy winter weather, it is easy to feel sad and uncertain about the days to come. This situation is

How to be more productive at home

How To Be More Productive At Home

The home isn’t always associated with productivity. When the word “home” comes to mind, people often think about a cosy living room couch, a relaxing bath, a family dinner, or a good night’s sleep. That’s precisely why it is so hard when people try to work from home. Our brains

Quotes about Priorities

Quotes About Priorities

Multitasking is the norm nowadays. Many feel that the more tasks they have on their to-do list, the more productive they are. However, contrary to what many believe, being productive is not about how many tasks you write down on your to-do list. No matter how detailed your to-do list

Work from home schedule

The Best Work From Home Schedule For Work – Life Balance

Working from home may seem liberating – you do not have to get ready or commute to work, and you can stay in your “home clothes” all day and work from your bed. However, the remote work lifestyle isn’t all that rosy. In fact, the lack of structure can take

How to stay on task

How To Stay On Task And Not Lose Focus

Picture this – you are getting ready for a productive day of working at home. You sit down at your desk, set your phone to the side, only to see that you have gotten some notifications from Instagram. You open the notification, then get distracted by something else and spend

New month, new goals

New Month, New Goals

It’s the end of another month, and when you look back at the previous 30 days, do you wonder “What did I achieve during this last month?” Many of us fill our days with an endless list of chores and things to do, yet at the end of a month,

virtual Meetings Ground Rules for Effective Team Performance

6 Virtual Meetings Ground Rules for Effective Team Performance

The shift from working at an office to working from home has made huge impacts on a worker, and a company’s overall performance and strategies. Some have adapted quickly, while some are still struggling. One of the common struggles a team encounters during this new-normal setup is conducting meetings. Gone

21 Positive affirmations for work

21 Positive Affirmations For Work

There is no perfect job. Despite the interest, dedication, and passion you have towards your career, there will be days when you feel uninspired, stuck, or just purely out of it. When things have become quite a routine, one can instantly feel boredom or tiredness towards his/her job. Nevertheless, it

maintain a positive attitude at work

How To Maintain A Positive Attitude At Work

We spend over half of our awake time at work, and most of us still think about work well after working hours are over. When work takes up so much of your life, it is important to find joy in our work to keep ourselves balanced and happy. Yet, many

How to quiet your mind

How To Quiet Your Mind

Do you ever find it hard to focus, your mind racing through a thousand thoughts about unfinished projects, errands, and other things to do? Modern life constantly bombards us with micro-information every second and keeps us connected 24/7, so we are repeatedly distracted by notifications, messages, and emails. No wonder

how to relax after work

How To Relax After Work

Rest – we all talk about it, we know how important it is to our physical and mental health, but many of us do not know how to properly rest after work. If you find yourself feeling restless and worried, your mind filled with distracting thoughts about an ongoing project

How to Make Work Go by Faster

How To Make Work Go By Faster

It’s the part of the day we all dread. Whether you’re hopping in your car your car to head to the office, or just walking into your dining room, starting the work day feels like preparing for a never-ending slog through all your daily tasks.  ‎ Even those of us

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Stop

Stop whatever you are doing and focus on this.

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Take Deep Breaths

Follow the instructions on screen or if you have sound follow the spoken instructions.
Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

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Observe

Observe your body, your thoughts, your feeling and your emotions. Is your heart racing? Are you sweating? Is your mouth dry? Are you angry? Are you worried? Are you stressed?
Do you need to be reacting the way you are?
How important is the issue you are stressed about?
Is this worth you being stressed over? Will it still be important this time next year?
What advice would you give to a friend if they were in your position?

Now take a moment and relax yourself.

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Proceed

Now continue on with your day, incorporating what you have just learned about the emotions you were feeling.