Are $100 Lorna Janes really a financial mistake?

Financial fitness – a massive contributor to mental fitness. Any who knows me know’s I’m a massive advocate for physical fitness……Vanessa Bennett was interviewed for this article advocating for people to invest in getting their finances sorted as well as their physical training regime. It doesn’t matter how physically fit you are, if you are in financial stress you probably won’t be at your best.

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High performance without burnout

Working harder does not necessarily equal high performance and may actually be contributing to burnout says Next Evolution Performance CEO, Vanessa Bennett.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently described burnout as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ and updated its definition to, ‘a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed’.

“Many people equate high performance with working harder,” Ms Bennett says. “This can create a great deal of workplace stress, which can ultimately lead to burnout. We believe that high performance is not about working harder, but about making the most efficient use of personal energy. It is about taking a neural, mental and physical approach that combines neuroscience, psychology and sports training principles.”

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Working smarter, not harder, key to avoiding burnout

Working harder is contributing to worker burnout and is not actually producing greater performance in the workplace, according to one CEO.

Burnout has had a definition change by the World Health Organisation where it is now defined as “a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”.

According to chief executive of Next Evolution Performance Vanessa Bennett, people who work harder may ultimately burn out without actually producing better work.

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Are your beliefs standing in the way of your goals?

Beliefs may or may not be actually true, but it doesn’t make any difference, because they are our truth, writes Vanessa Bennett.

We all know what a goal is – it’s a desired result. Our beliefs can help or hinder us in achieving our goals because a belief is the acceptance that something is true, especially without proof. In other words, beliefs may or may not be actually true, but it doesn’t make any difference, because they are our truth.

Here’s why.

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Mental Health: Prevention is better than cure

The intersection of psychology and neuroscience demonstrates there is a lot that people can do to prevent mental health problems, according to Vanessa Bennett, CEO of Next Evolution Performance.

“Around half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime,” Ms Bennett says. “However, in the same way that you don’t usually go from being physically fit and well one day, to being debilitated by illness the next, you don’t usually go from enjoying mental health to suffering mental ill-health overnight. It’s therefore reasonable to assume that many more than half of all Australians are either suffering a mental health problem or are somewhere on the spectrum away from enjoying mental health, and that’s too many.”

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