With so much outside of your control (ie pandemic) it can be hard to know how to help yourself. Making a wellbeing plan is one place to start. It's not about will power, or giving you more to do. It's about small habits with big impact. Print this guide. Read it. Write on it. Fill in the wellbeing plan. Then action your plan, starting today.Download →
It’s been an unusual learning year for teens and young people with a whole bunch of new demands. From the screen fatigue of remote learning and multiple re-returns to the classroom, these are tough changes to have to navigate for the first time. Now with the rapidly looming exam season, it would be understandable to feel overwhelmed by mounting pressure and stress. Tests are usually hard enough, let alone getting through them during a pandemic! Here are some simple brain boosting tips for this study season.
It started as a sprint and now it's a marathon. If you are on the frontline of COVID-19 in a Victorian hospital or community healthcare setting you may notice your body and mind on high alert while you spend the majority of your waking hours caring for others. There’s nothing selfish about taking care of your basic needs – the health of your body + mind need to come first.
In 2019 you ordered the work + life integration package from the universe. You anticipated the delivery of that parcel with excitement. You cleared space for it. You tracked it, saw it was nearly here, and waited near the door all day. But the universe sent the wrong parcel and in 2020 you received the WFH with kids package instead.
A neuropsychologist, what’s that? This is the number one question asked of neuropsychologists everywhere. And we don’t mind at all because we love talking about brain and wellbeing science. Us neuropsychologists are also asked some other questions all the time. So here are the answers.
Stage 3 and 4 COVID19 restrictions pose new challenges for us parents and our families. Many of us are without some of the supports that usually aid us on our parenting journey. The mental load has gone up. We are without our usual routines, our usual support structures like childcare or school, and our ways of accessing our ‘tribe’. This increased mental load can bring fatigue and it might be hard to plan a way through.
How many of us are currently getting up 5 minutes before that 9am Zoom meeting to attend in trackies and fluffy socks? In theory, this sounds like one of the benefits of working from home. I'm not here to rain on your parade (if the socks are working, don't change it for me!) - but the comfortable option can sometimes hinder motivation, productivity, and ultimately, wellbeing.
Good friends are there for the fun times, and great friends stick around when times get tough. But knowing how to support someone in their tough times is not always easy and even starting a conversation about mental health can seem tricky.
This week we are speaking to Lance Picioane from Love Me Love You where we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and some of the ways Love Me Love You is innovating in 2020.
Sleep scientists are still trying to understand why we sleep but everyone agrees that most people have times where they are happy with their sleep, and times when their sleep bothers them. If you'd like better sleep, here are our top three sleep tips, and yes, they are backed by science.