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”

Overcoming workplace trauma and restoring your mental health

I often joke that I have PTSD from some of my previous assignments, but if I’m honest with myself, there is some truth to it. Of course it’s not as extreme as for example, for war veterans or victims of abuse – but I genuinely believe that you can leave a work experience feeling scarred.Continue reading “Overcoming workplace trauma and restoring your mental health”

The importance of trust in the workplace

This is a topic I have been wanting to cover for a while, but for which I needed to have enough distance with a specific event to write objectively. Today I am coming from the position where trust in the workplace is a topic we are openly and actively discussing at the company. We talkContinue reading “The importance of trust in the workplace”

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?”

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”

#agencylife – prep school for adults

I recently resigned from my job in an agency after 6 years. You can read more about how and why I made that decision here. It’s been an incredible journey, and I wanted to reflect on exactly what it’s like to work in an agency, because it’s certainly different to anything else I had everContinue reading “#agencylife – prep school for adults”

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”

How to know when to quit your job?

I’m pretty sure that at least once in your life you’ve thought to yourself: “that’s it, I quit!” If you haven’t then you are one of those very fortunate people who gets to do a job they love, or else perhaps you’re delusional… Just kidding! More seriously, I don’t think there are many people whoContinue reading “How to know when to quit your job?”

How to change workplace cultures that lead to mental health issues?

I’ve been addressing mental health in the workplace for a while, but one cannot talk about burnout (or other issues) if one doesn’t talk about what leads to it… A lot of my articles focus on the individual and knowing oneself, which I continue to believe is of utmost importance. But is undeniable that certain environmentsContinue reading “How to change workplace cultures that lead to mental health issues?”