Why are we so unhappy? Could it be because we are always too focused on the future and forget to stop and appreciate everything we have in the present? Many of us have heard this numerous times before yet fail to appreciate what it actually means.
Life is stressful. Although some stress is not a bad thing, experiencing too much stress can be damaging to your health. What are some ways you de-stress? Have you ever considered aromatherapy? Scientific evidence supports the use of aromatherapy as a "de-stressor" that can help your body experience lower levels of stress.
Waking up every morning to go to work is difficult for many of us, and not being a morning person doesn’t help either. Getting up everyday for a job you don’t like is even harder.
According to a survey carried out by Capital One, the majority of Canadians, some 69%, are very satisfied with their current place of employment and do not plan on leaving anytime soon (Wright, 2014). This number is quite high and reflects well on Canadian workplaces. That is not to say that all of the remaining 31% absolutely hate their job and want to quit immediately. However, there may be a small (but nonetheless important) percentage of employees out there who are experiencing extremely low job satisfaction and are thinking about leaving their job or career as a solution to their current dissatisfaction.
It was recently Healthy Workplaces Week and we are lucky to have received some fun and useful tips and recipes for healthy workplace meals from the writer of Feast with Sophie, a new and delicious vegetarian food blog. Check out her other recipes here and read on for some great ideas for healthy workplace snacks! Thanks so much for your suggestions Sophie!
Have you ever been stuck in traffic? Crammed yourself onto a train that already looked like it was over capacity? Arrived half an hour late to work despite leaving half an hour early? Unfortunately, these are all issues that many of us can relate to and you guessed it... it leads to more stress in the workplace!
Since I started practicing mindfulness last year, I have always wished there was a way to know if I was doing it right. When practicing in a group setting, I would always look at everyone around me to see if there eyes were really closed, how they were sitting, and I would wonder what they were thinking about. In attempts to incorporate mindfulness into my own life, I tried various apps, videos, guided meditations and tried setting practice times at specific times of day. When I would try in the evening, I would sometimes fall asleep – is that what is supposed to happen? “I was relaxed”, I would tell myself! Recently I came across this interesting new product called Muse that might be able to help answer some of my questions!