Consciously choosing life over work: how to find a balance

In my last two blog posts I’ve been talking about our relationship with work and how it affects our mental health. Generally speaking, the workplace has a huge impact on us – including our mental health. Working in a negative environment can be really detrimental. If everyone around you is demotivated or unhappy in theirContinue reading “Consciously choosing life over work: how to find a balance”

A mini interview series on mental health

As I have been going on this journey with mental health, I have met many people along the way who all have their own stories to tell. In fact, one of the things that inspired me to start sharing my story was hearing from others. Every time I heard from a friend or an acquaintanceContinue reading “A mini interview series on mental health”

What does recovery mean to you?

I was recently listening to the Go2Thrive podcast (episode 1), and as they were talking about the work-life balance, one of the guests brought up the interesting topic of “rest and recovery”. This sparked something in me. Having previously written that the “work-life balance” can seem pretty binary, and that balance will look different forContinue reading “What does recovery mean to you?”

How to react if a colleague tells you they have a mental health problem

Cue: this ridiculous stock image is certainly not the right answer. One of the reasons we’re still struggling to address mental health issues, is because of the stigma that comes with them. In the past (and probably still today), telling someone you were seeing a psychologist was often met with raised eyebrows as if toContinue reading “How to react if a colleague tells you they have a mental health problem”

The end of year breakdown

Originally this blog post was going to be tongue in cheek – recounting funny experiences of end of year breakdowns. But since no one answered my call for stories – I decided to turn this into something that I hope is more meaningful and helpful. In my experience, the end of the year at workContinue reading “The end of year breakdown”

What is the work life balance?

The work life is balance is a concept that is constantly being sold to us. In particular in today’s context of increased pressure and burnout, we are all running after it as if it were some sort of treasure. Countless articles are out there telling us how to find it, in fact I myself wroteContinue reading “What is the work life balance?”

Letting work encroach on life

Today I’d like to talk about what happens when work takes over your life. By that I mean more than working long hours, I’m talking about when work starts to ruin your social life, your relationships and your health. When it changes you, to a point where you’re not who you used to be. WhatContinue reading “Letting work encroach on life”