Offices can be high-pressure environments – and it’s all too easy to think that everything is our fault thanks to pesky intrusive thoughts making our days that bit more anxiety-inducing.
‘Everyone gets a bit nervous’ is just one of those inherently annoying phrases people say, no matter how well-intentioned – so I thought I’d try and set things straight.
The Danes regularly top the tables when it comes to happiness ratings by country. That’s quite a feat given the nonsense weather and lack of sunshine hours they put up with – so it makes sense that everyone wants to know their secret.
As much as I have a serious case of wanderlust, I’m also a seriously anxious traveller. From the initial planning and research to the pressure of actually making it all worth your while when you’re there, I’m Queen of Overthinking It.
We’re always being told how great plants are – you know, helping us breathe and all that. So it makes sense that there are plenty of articles and tips on mindfulness out there that encourage you to ‘bring the outside in’ and add some green goodness to your home.
Like many of my friends, at 17 I embarked on one of the shared milestones in life: learning to drive a car. Only, unlike them, I didn’t really take to it. At all.
Last year, I was incredibly stressed at work. I take a huge amount of pride in the work I do, and to feel as though I wasn’t coping with my job was a huge blow to my self-esteem.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to gravitate towards things that provide escapism when I’m feeling low. Familiar books, Friends re-runs and Lilo and Stitch are just some of my ‘go-to’s. At my last visit to the local library, I stumbled across Hector and the Search for Happiness.