11 Micro-Habits For A More Productive Life

Lofty aspirations, the best of intentions, creating big goals and vowing to stick to them this time. Sound familiar? We’ve all been here – remember that New Year resolution where you promised to exercise for an hour each every day or just “read more”?

While goals are amazing and everyone should have a list of things they are working towards we’re boycotting those crazy big goals in exchange for more achievable goals, called “microhabits”. The problem with goals that are too big is they quickly become burdensome and hence not sustainable.

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How To Spring Clean Your Life

Seasonal change is a great time to check in with yourself, re-evaluate your priorities and reflect on the past few months. But actually, any time there’s a period of change is perfect – whether it’s a change of city, new job or following a relationship break-up.

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Acute Stress vs. Chronic Stress: The Differences & How To Treat Them

Your phone is constantly going off, the bills are piling up, the kids are screaming, work pressures are relentless. It’s undeniable – life is full of stress, in every direction. If only we could hit *delete* on anything  stressful. Unfortunately, the reality of life is stress will always exist. The good news is that understanding the types of stress and its sources can help you to manage and navigate periods of tension more effectively so they don’t take a toll on your health.

14 Myths About Happiness Debunked

Let’s be real, we’re all on the eternal quest to supposed ‘happiness’. The terms ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ are bandied about with little thought these days. But, we’re not talking about a happy hour or a crappy day – we’re talking about in general. Are you generally a happy person? It might be time to check your happiness pulse.

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How To Be Happier, According To Science

Be happy – it’s simpler said than done, right? Turns out there are some scientifically proven ways to perk yourself up…and pretty quickly too!

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The Sober-Curious Movement: What Does It Mean?

It’s safe to say 2020 has been a wild ride – heck it feels like we’ve done a year already and we’re only half-way through! No one would blame you if you’ve been desperately watching the clock waiting for it to hit 5pm each night AKA vino hour. It’s pretty typical, especially in Australia and New Zealand, to turn to alcohol to take the edge off a tough day, and then a few more glasses (*cough* bottles) on the weekends to loosen up with friends.

Ironically, in 2020, just when you feel like a drink most, it’s coincided with the rise of the sober-curious movement – we’ll get to this below…

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Stress & Nature: How Getting Outside Impacts Your Mental Health

Findings from a new study could see doctors prescribe patients with a ‘nature pill’ to reduce stress – and we’re all about it.

The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, measured participant’s stress response to nature revealing that just 20 minutes of contact with nature will lower stress hormone levels. It’s the first research of its kind to establish an effective dose of an urban nature experience, allowing doctors and other healthcare practitioners to be able to prescribe time spent outside – or ‘nature pills’ – on an evidentiary basis.

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Why you need to boycott the word “should” right now

Have you been working out every day at home and not overindulging in beige food (and wine…)? Good for you.  But if you haven’t that’s ok too.

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Mini-Mindfullness for energy, productivity and calm

In the always on world we live in, it’s easy to put work or others before yourself and burnout – but you’re actually not doing yourself any favours. Taking regular, mini-mindful breaks throughout the day can really help energise you, improve concentration and productivity as well as making you feel more calm.

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The STOP acronym is an effective healthy habit to practice daily and one of the most popular mini-mindfulness practices. It’s super simple:

5 ways to instantly boost your confidence

Confidence is difficult to define and is all relative. For some it can come from getting their inbox to zero while for others it might be fitting back into old jeans. But one thing that is universal is that a lack of confidence can be a downward spiral.