What’s the difference between good stress and bad stress?

The word ‘stress’ has such a negative connotation and we do everything we can to avoid it – meditate, exercise, sleep – but very few people realise that we actually need a certain amount of stress to perform in our day-to-day life. Essentially, it’s what drives and motivates us to do what we need to do. It’s not about ridding of stress, but about identifying the difference between ‘good’ stress and ‘bad’ stress.

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Actually, no – you don’t have to be a ‘morning person’

Here’s how to tune into your body, and be productive at the best time for you.

Early bird or night owl? It’s the age-old question, with the common perception that early birds, or morning people, are more productive and therefore more successful. But contrary to popular belief, not all high performers wake with the sun.

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Why you should manage your energy, not your time

There’s an interesting concept among business coaches that instead of organizing your to-do list based on how urgent a task is or how much time you have, we should manage energy levels. This, allegedly, is the key to transforming yourself into a totally efficient, productive, stress-free, and successful superhuman.

Vanessa Bennett, productivity coach and CEO of Next Evolution Performance first introduced us to the energy>time concept, justifying it this way: “Time is finite whereas most people can increase their energy significantly through a range of different factors like good sleep, exercise, and nourishing food.” It makes sense, right? At some points during the day you feel supercharged and productive, whereas there are certainly times you typically feel the opposite.

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Workplace trends In 2017: A more tailored approach to wellbeing

From sleep rooms to meditation, the concept of mindfulness at work really came to fruition this year but in 2017, workplace flexibility and a more tailored approach to wellbeing will dominate the conversation.

Vanessa Bennett, founder and coach at Next Evolution Performance explains in many ways, wellbeing has become like a ‘box’ companies simply tick which in reality, doesn’t lead to high performance.

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4 easy ways to make stress work for you

The sun is out and summer is coming. But are you feeling a bit stressed out as we rush toward the summer holiday? You wouldn’t be alone.
While it’s common to think stress damages our health and wellbeing, there’s evidence that a moderate level of stress is a natural part of life and a necessary part of normal human functioning. Here are five ways to make stress work for you.

 

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