What does it mean to be a (good) manager?

Over the years I’ve had a variety of managers, ranging from good to mediocre to bad. When I was able to take a step back, observe their behaviours, and ask myself what they were doing well or what they could have done better, it was an eye-opening experience and an opportunity to learn. So whenContinue reading “What does it mean to be a (good) manager?”

Dealing with trigger moments at work

If you are faced with some sort of mental health issue, you know that certain situations can “set you off”. If you suffer from social anxiety, going to large gatherings or parties may not be good for you. Or if you suffer from depression, an argument with a friend or a negative comment might startContinue reading “Dealing with trigger moments at work”

Mental health – how to address the issue with your boss?

As I’ve been talking a lot about mental health in the workplace, it seemed natural to cover talking about it with your boss/manager. This is a difficult topic: on the one hand mental health is still stigmatized, particularly in the workplace. On the other hand, I believe in the importance of speaking about these issuesContinue reading “Mental health – how to address the issue with your boss?”

Team dynamics – mental health in the workplace

It goes without saying that a crucial part of your workplace environment is your team, and more widely, your colleagues. 

When it comes to mental health, they too have an important role to play. How can they impact how you feel for better or worse? 

Self Help Techniques

Continuing on the series related to mental health, another topic suggested was “techniques for self help”. It’s a difficult one because there are so many different ways this could be looked at, but for today I will pick my top 5. Read on! This blog post has moved! It has gone to “That’s mental, aContinue reading “Self Help Techniques”

How to stay motivated?

Still on the topic of mental health and wellbeing, one of the topics suggested was “How to stay motivated”? I almost put this off to a time when I was more motivated, how ironic! But then it occurred to me I have experiences I can draw on to try to answer this question. This blogContinue reading “How to stay motivated?”

5 tips for finding the work-life balance

Finding the work life balance is a tough one. Where does work end and play start, particularly if work is your life for example? Starting a new job after nearly a year and a half of unemployment, suddenly made it hard for me to find a healthy balance between the two. I was catapulted from 100%Continue reading “5 tips for finding the work-life balance”

Self confidence is key!

Or the key is self confidence… Self confidence or self esteem, I’m not sure if they are the same but they are definitely both key to success. Blogging about careers and trying to share what could be considered “career advice” is something that matters to me. Not only after having listened to many friends shareContinue reading “Self confidence is key!”

6 Tips for keeping your self-confidence at work

After years of sharing stories about work with friends, it’s only finally started to dawn on me that self-confidence at work is one of the key factors for success and happiness. Self-confidence at work is about trusting your decisions and being happy with the work you are delivering. It’s about believing in your opinions andContinue reading “6 Tips for keeping your self-confidence at work”

5 questions to ask yourself when in a difficult job

Over the years, a good number of my friends have been in difficult job situations which have made them unhappy. Difficult can be anything from being overworked, to having a problem with a co-worker, having a bad manager or even being harassed. Sadly, this is a reality and one that many more people are facedContinue reading “5 questions to ask yourself when in a difficult job”