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Furlough was blessing and curse

Covid-19

Furlough was blessing and curse as hospitality workers report both psychological stress and physical health benefits   Psychological stress The first COVID-19 lockdown was associated with psychological stress for hospitality workers who experienced work loss, according to new research by the Pennsylvania State University, emlyon business school, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The study, conducted by Alicia Grandey, Gordon …

7 tips for coping with modern day stress

    7 tips for coping with modern day stress Stress is unavoidable in today’s world. There are bills to pay, debt, traffic jams. difficult people, relationship issues – the list is infinite. Finding ways to cope with modern day stress will put you ahead of the pack in terms of effectiveness, happiness levels and quality of life. Here’s how: …

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The Emotional Burden of Debt and How to Combat It

Debt is more than just about money. If you find yourself in a position where you’re struggling financially, you will already be aware that debt can also be a large emotional burden.   According to The Money Charity, the average UK household has over £60,000 debt in total. As a result, many people – from students to the working class – have …

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Common intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts. I have worried about suddenly shouting in a lift full of people (thankfully I never have) or doing some other sort of silly behaviour that would generally be frowned upon. This is very common. I thought you might find it interesting to read about common intrusive thoughts that we all have: The table below shows …

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Tips for managing anxiety

Anxiety is a part of life, get used to it. Instead of resisting it, learn to work with it and you will find managing anxiety far easier: Anxiety is normal and not harmful (unless excessive). Worry is not a predictor of outcome. Do you have positive beliefs about worry? Worry is wasted energy. Focus on your wise mind – this …

It’s going to be alright

Hey, I know life can be shit at times. I’ve been there and I know what it feels like. It’s as if everyone and everything is against you. If there is a God, he is up there having a laugh. That’s what I imagine when life gets on top of me. The trick is to always remind yourself that the …

How to challenge worry

  How to challenge worry Worrying is a waste of time- it expends mental energy but doesn’t solve anything. Solution focused worry is the best type of worry but most worry is made up of random ‘nonsense’ thoughts that destroy the current moment by sucking the happiness out. So we spend our lives worrying about things that might never happen …