Episode 14 – Banishing Burnout On this week’s episode, Rowan and Chris look for some ways to prevent and manage burnout. Burnout is typically related to work stress, but in this episode, we explore the general theme that burnout is when our demands outstrip our resources. This relates to more than work stress and… Read more »
Exercising in Exile Rowan and Chris take on the topic of exercising under the current stay at home restrictions and social distancing. We look at why it’s particularly important to exercise during this current time, how the character strengths can apply to exercise and also look at exactly how habits are formed to ensure that… Read more »
How do we find a good work-life balance? This is one of the more commonly requested topics by workgroups for talks about mental health, but I think it’s a more complicated question than it looks. This article looks at how to balance work and lifestyle choices in the context of trying to achieve maximally,… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses how we can develop our ability to focus attention. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 3 of Destination Happiness.
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses the importance of setting goals and intentions for our overall wellbeing. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 1 of Destination Happiness.
How can we best get unstuck from a problematic behaviour? It might be frequent procrastination or worry, or addictive behaviour, or angrily overreacting to a situation. Most people can relate to having a bad habit or two. As a psychologist, much of our work involves helping people alter unwanted reactions or behaviour. I rarely hear… Read more »
How can we get unstuck from a problematic behaviour? This article looks at a technique pioneered by author Mel Robbins called the five-second rule for behaviour change.
This article relates to an increase in the number of workplaces drawing upon scientifically supported strategies from the field of positive psychology to bolster mood, well-being, productivity and effectiveness.
This article outlines the benefits of engaging in activities that we might refer to as our passion, however our passions can get out of hand if our approach and reactions towards discontinuing these activities are compulsive or rigid.
This article spells out a number of ways in which you are able to bolster the chances of making a sustainable change when implementing a new year’s resolution.