Feeling stressed? How to prevent burnout?
Are you feeling exhausted, slower at work and doubting yourself? Are you experiencing compassion fatigue? Do you notice it is difficult to empathise with those in your care? It can be a distressing feeling for all those working in services such as emergency services, health care and education. We go into these professions because of a strong
Feeling tired? Strategies to keep well during challenging times
It is almost a year since the start of the pandemic when we started to live in lockdown. Many have been working tirelessly to keep things functioning to benefit others in the community. Some may be feeling the effects of the relentless pace of work, and the emotional demands of dealing with people’s distress have eroded
How to manage self-doubt and build confidence in times of uncertainty
Living through the pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone. Many feel under pressure with the ongoing demands at home, homeschooling children or caring for relatives, and the increasing workload at work. We may feel drained as the days working from home blend into each other. Add to this, experiencing self-doubt and worry due to
Studying and working in a second language
Are you preparing to come to the UK to work or to study? Is English your second language? To prepare for the year ahead, whether you are starting a job or beginning to study for a new degree, you will require a lot of energy to focus on new material and develop new skills. This is
Starting a new job or role: Managing the transition
Starting a new job or changing roles? Any new beginning is a time of many changes. The new job will bring new responsibilities as well as opportunities and challenges. Whenever we decide to do something new it is because we want to grow, learn new things, and make things better. We want to make progress so that
Working remotely during coronavirus
In this time of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone around the world is adapting to working in different ways and making changes to their day-to-day activities. As we cannot go to our usual places of study or work, our normal cues (office, library) have gone so we do not have them to remind us of our routines.