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Why bother with sleep at work

Sleep is increasingly a workplace wellbeing issue. Good sleep boosts our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, which means wecan’t achieve optimal health without taking care of our sleep first. Plus, the impacts of not sleeping well flow into how we function (or don’t function!) in our work day. When we sleep well: we are more [...]

2019-03-01T16:05:47+12:00March 1st, 2019|

Reduce your cognitive load

One of the joys of a holiday for me is noticing that my brain is less “busy”. It’s easier to be fully involved in an activity or enjoy time with another person without a million and one thoughts competing for attention and memory space. Now that most of us are transitioning back to work and [...]

2019-01-30T12:17:30+12:00January 30th, 2019|

Can I change my personality?

A question we often get asked is whether it is possible to actually change one’s personality. This question has interested psychologists for decades, with recent research showing that we are able to shape our personality more than previously thought. Nature or nurture? Our personalities are shaped in part by our genetics – the “nature” [...]

2019-01-30T12:38:28+12:00January 30th, 2019|

Back to school

Sleeping in, beach days, backyard cricket, family games’ nights and the smell of sausages on the barbecue - the quintessential Kiwi summer. These long, hot days, coupled with freedom from routine, makes for parents who are more relaxed and kids who are more agreeable. If only we lived in a permanent state of summer holidays! [...]

2019-01-30T12:11:53+12:00January 30th, 2019|