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 sensitised 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 »

  Beating Bullies

Bullying is a significant social problem, partly because of its harmful impact on mental health. This article examines the impact of bullying and some practical ways that bullying can be addressed or mitigated. Click here for a video of Chris’s aforementioned session at Unleash the Beast Writing and Well-Being Symposium entitled: Sticks and Stones….Words Can… Read more »

  Good Enough

An article exploring the fact that despite cultural value we place on seeking and attaining wealth, research suggests that the actual relationship between wealth and happiness is relatively modest.

  Making it Work

Being about to return from holidays can be challenging in more ways than one. This article explores some of the difficulties that may arise when returning to work after a break as well as some strategies to make the transition back into the rigour of working life easier.

  Harness Mood

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.  

  Hard to Be Happy

This article examines what it means to be happy in the context of potential trade-off’s that have to be made in pursuit of happiness.

  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 »

  So, How Many Hours Should We Work?

This article looks at the optimal number of hours that we should work per week, and how burnout may develop if our demands outweigh our available resources to deal with any problems that may arise.