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Ways of coping under pressure

We have all at times felt out of control when given more than we can handle. Everyone has a different way of dealing with life’s pressures; some cope better than others, yet most people struggle to do even the simplest of tasks when faced with too much to handle. Here are a few simple tips that can help you regain your focus and get through your demanding routine at times of being overwhelmed. Take time out […]

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The Power of Focus

What do predators and successful people share in common? Five letter word starting with F. Focus is the differentiator that separates successful people from the rest of the pack. We all have the ability to find the sweet spot once in a while for brief periods of time, yet how often do we lose focus and revert back into old habits?  Focus is often used synonymously with the word clarity. Not surprising that those that have […]

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Emotional Intelligence – Why is it important ?

The term emotional intelligence or EQ is a fairly new term that is being recognised today as a key predictor of personal success. In practical terms, EQ refers to the ability to become aware of one’s own and other people’s emotions, as well as the ability to process them and adapt one’s behaviour to achieve a more constructive outcome. How often do we react in an emotionally charged state instead of responding in a rational objective […]

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Five ways to improve your productivity

Five ways to improve your productivity If your to-do list is stressing you out, worry no more. Sometimes productivity is not about trying to squeeze even more things into each day, which is still stubbornly refusing to be any longer than 24 hours, but rather about working smarter. Not harder – especially so soon after you’ve left your sun lounger. We all want to be more productive, but can we be? Here are five tips… Print […]

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The benefits of practising yoga

While yoga is often regarded as simply a series of stretches and postures, yoga practice offers many physical and mental benefits. Yoga usually incorporates three practices: postural poses, meditation and controlled breathing exercises. The incorporation of breathing and mindfulness makes yoga a unique practice which has the benefit of calming the nervous system and balancing the mind and body. Mental benefits Just like strength training and cardio target different needs, so does yoga – which is often […]

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Rest… Relax…It’s all in the mind

Experts say that you need at least 14 days of leave from work in order to begin to properly relax. But often that is a luxury few of us get to enjoy. I’m not referring to leave where we still have access to our emails and check them once a day or have a phone call or two from the office here and there. I mean a complete break, with zero work contact. This means that […]

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Time to reflect

When last did you take time out to reflect on where you are and where you are going? Most of us tend to do this once or twice a year, if at all, either at the beginning or the end of a year. The problem with this is that before we know it we are sucked into the busy routine of life, doing things that demand our time and energy without achieving what is really meaningful. […]

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5 ways to manage stress

1st November 2017 marks National Stress Awareness Day in the UK, and the South African government even declared the whole month of October to be Mental Health Awareness Month, “with the objective of not only educating the public about mental health but also to reduce the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness are often subjected to.” Even though there may not be a public holiday to mark the event in South Africa, stress is […]

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Fashion for the sake of your finances

Watches can now double as fitness trackers… and if you ask anyone who has one – they are considerably more aware of their activity. Sure – they may not actually exercise more, but with an easier way to monitor how active they are, they are more likely to change any behaviours that they are unhappy with. Building on this principle comes a brand new wearable… A hip new bracelet by Sanlam called the MNA NAM bracelet […]

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