Rethinking pleasure may be the key to lasting motivation
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by Tania Diggory
20h ago
In the pursuit of workplace success and personal goals, the concept of instant vs. delayed gratification often dictates the trajectory of employee motivation. This contrast — rooted in the science of motivation — sheds light on the fundamental choices employees make in their quest for fulfilment. Delving into the complexities of intrinsic and extrinsic motivators uncovers that pleasure is a primary element in pursuing a long-term commitment to one’s aspirations.  Employees often set their sights on accomplishments, deadlines and goals, fueled by the desire to achieve and succeed. However ..read more
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The power of mindful eating on your mental wellness
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by Tania Diggory
2M ago
In today's fast-paced world, it is easy to find ourselves mindlessly consuming food without a second thought. We eat on the go, in front of screens, and often without truly savoring the flavours and nourishment of our meals. However, did you know that how we eat can significantly impact our mental wellness? This is where the concept of mindful eating comes in. Mindful eating is a practice that involves intentionally paying attention to the present moment and being fully aware of our eating experience. Doing so can cultivate a better relationship with food, improve our overall wellbeing, and ev ..read more
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How sleep can benefit your work and mental wellbeing
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by The Calmer Team
2M ago
Many factors go into your overall wellbeing both in and outside of work, from your diet and level of physical activity to more intangible elements, like your personal relationships and feelings of fulfilment with your work and career.  However, there is one element that overarches all of these factors, and that’s sleep. Without plenty of quality rest, everything from your physical health to your relationships to your productivity and creativity suffers. Unfortunately, although sleep should be a priority, for many people, sleep-deprivation is just a fact of life. According to Mental Health ..read more
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6 Ways Nutrition Boosts Your Mental and Emotional Health
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by Tania Diggory
5M ago
Many studies reveal evidence of the link between food and mental health. If you've felt tired, sleepy and in a consistent low mood, recall what you ate over the past few days - most processed items can have drowsy and fatigue-inducing effects, so it could be that they are the culprit. Nutrition is vital for our bodily function, as you gain much of your energy to do tasks based on what you eat and drink. However, not-so-nutritious foods can have the opposite effect over time, and even increase your risk of psychological concerns. This week, guest writer Beth Rush explores the connection between ..read more
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How sleep affects our health in the long term
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by Tania Diggory
6M ago
Sleep often takes a back seat as we prioritise work, socialising, and various other activities. However, what many of us do not realise is that sleep is not just a passive state of rest; it's important for all other aspects of our health. The quality and quantity of our sleep have far-reaching implications on our wellbeing, both in the short term and, perhaps more importantly, in the long term. This week, guest writer Trichelle Nieuwenhuizen reveals the profound impact of sleep on various aspects of our health, and how neglecting it can lead to serious consequences over time.   Why is sle ..read more
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Creating a Productive Environment for Neurodiverse Employees
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by Tania Diggory
6M ago
Many modern workspaces exist to facilitate productivity and wellbeing. The shift in focus from pure output to the overall wellbeing of employees is a positive one, allowing companies to support their workforce and reap the benefits of a sustainable model. In general, happier employees equal productive teams and this theory is supported time and time again in research.  The key is understanding how to make employees with various differences satisfied with their work environment. In this day and age, business leaders are well aware that a diverse workforce brings new perspectives; the benef ..read more
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Calmer commissioned to launch project to understand the demands and impact on mental health for gig economy workers
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by Tania Diggory
7M ago
The Calmer team are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned to identify how best to support London’s gig economy workers. After extensive research into the issues, we have launched a survey for gig workers to have their say up until 20th November, and following this we will host a free webinar, open to gig workers, entrepreneurs, and businesses who are dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of those in the gig economy. “We are delighted to have been commissioned to support Londoners who are reliant upon virtual platforms for their work.” said Tania Diggory, Founder & Director o ..read more
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Building a resilient workforce: the role of HR in employee wellbeing and mental health
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by Tania Diggory
9M ago
The American Psychiatric Association points to a startling reality: unresolved depression in employees results in a 35% reduction in productivity, leading to a loss of $210.5 billion a year in absenteeism, reduced productivity, and medical costs. How can HR professionals build a resilient workforce in the face of growing mental health challenges? What proactive HR strategies can be employed to not only enhance employee wellbeing, but also impact the company's bottom line positively? This week, guest writer Rob Press seeks to explore these crucial questions, offering insights into creating a nu ..read more
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15 simple, quick ways to calm nerves at work
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by The Calmer Team
10M ago
Feeling nervous is a natural reaction to something that instills a little fear in us - perhaps a big presentation, a pitch opportunity, or a promotion meeting that you set up with your boss. That being said, feeling nervous can get in the way of performing at our best. It’s why we’re looking into the effects of nervousness in today’s Calmer guide, and the quick and easy ways to calm your mind and body in order to perform well, whatever your upcoming hurdle.   What causes nervousness? Nervousness is a mental and physical state that is caused by your body’s stress response system. This is t ..read more
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Work smarter not harder: how to train and improve your focus
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by Tania Diggory
11M ago
The advent of AI and its various incarnations has questioned the very value of human effort. And yet, the requirement for menial human work has reduced ever since the industrial revolution, you could argue that AI and automation is just another step in the road to total efficiency. With less menial tasks being thrusted upon us, an opportunity to spend more time being innovative and creative arises. However, being both innovative and creative requires one key ingredient; focus. It’s almost ironic then that the very technological growth that allows us to do less, also happens to distract us even ..read more
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