Tag: Work/Life Balance

  How to Avoid Burnout

Chris Mackey discusses what causes burnout and how you can avoid it.

  Dealing with Workplace Bullying

Bullying is a significant social problem, partly because of its harmful impact on mental health. I’m especially sensitized to this issue through my involvement in a discussion on bullying at “Unleash the Beast”, a writing and well-being symposium to be held in Toowoomba in October. I’ve seen many therapy clients with enduring psychological difficulties from… Read more »

  How Many Hours Should We Work?

What is the upper limit to the number of hours we might best work each week? This question relates to the issue of burnout, which occurs when the demands on us outstrip our resources. However resilient we are, we all have limits beyond which extra demands can lead to a range of stress-related symptoms. Such symptoms… Read more »

  Dealing with Retrenchment

Becoming retrenched is typically one of the most stressful experiences that someone might face in their working life. It is therefore normal for people to experience a range of stress-related reactions around such times. The amount of stress that one feels will be affected by such aspects as how unexpected the retrenchment was, the terms… Read more »

  Physical Exercise as a Mental Health Intervention

We tend to think of physical activity as mainly affecting our physical as opposed to our mental health. However, the more we understand the close connection of mind and body, and the more research that is done exploring the relationship between mind and body, the more the topic of physical exercise comes to the fore…. Read more »

  Too Much of a Good Thing Indeed, Mr Bouris!

Too much of a good thing – even a virtue – can be a problem. This point came to the fore at a Chamber of Commerce lunchtime talk presented in Geelong last week by Mark Bouris, the entrepreneur presenter of Celebrity Apprentice fame. That makes him Australia’s version of Donald Trump. So just as you… Read more »

  Dealing with Burnout

Click here to see a short video from Chris Mackey on burnout. “Burnout” is a term which relates to symptomatic distress we may experience after being in stressful circumstances associated with persistent demands placed on us. Burnout occurs when the demands on us outstrip our resources including strategies for coping. For example, we may become… Read more »