How to cope with Pandemic Uncertainty This week has been pretty drab. With not much to look forward to this winter, I’ve wondered whether the best thing would be to go into hibernation, have a cry and come out refreshed in the Spring. Sadly, Continue Reading
BurnoutWhat is burnout any why is it bad? Can it cause anxiety and is the same as depression? When should you take time off work and what causes burnout? Burnout is not just feeling stressed, it much more. Researchers describe burnout a combination of exhaustion, extreme self-doubt and cynicism about what you do or where you work. Many people suffer from self-doubt, and it can worsen when you are emotionally drained. Although many of burnout's causes are organisational e.g. excessive workload or a lack of job control, it doesn't work to wait around for someone else to make improvements in working conditions. The Openforwards Self-Help-School Burnout library discusses people's experiences of burnout, and how we can build better workplaces practices so that wellbeing is improved. Take a look.
Ideas from around the world to help you work, love, play and feel better When I think about burnout, my mind immediately goes to images of exhaustion. You’d think that burnout comes from having too much on your plate. You’d be right, but only Continue Reading
Can Self-doubt improve your Wellbeing and make you a better therapist? People strive to be confident. Its easy to understand why - it feels better. When you look for to be more confident, its often not confidence you are looking for. Its Continue Reading
This isn’t an article about #newyearsresolutions. I lost interest in them years ago. Everyone knows that they’re short lived. Does that make me a grumpy middle-aged man now too set in his ways to bother? Let’s find out. The start of a new year Continue Reading