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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Use technology for good, not evil

Technology. It’s quite incredible when you think about what a major impact it has had on our work and our life over the past decade. It’s opened up communication lines, given us social media, allowed us to have access to emails on the go and so much more. But the question is, are we letting technology control us and is it having a negative impact on our lives? If you look around, you’ll see someone on a phone, another typing away on a laptop and someone else plugged in listening to a podcast. Technology is everywhere and it’s letting us live more flexible, mobile lives. But why do leaders still see their employees being tied to a desk as a sign of being productive? The pressure to be seen working from your office desk is still alive and well, even with the increase talk of work–life integration and flexibility in the workplace.

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How to build a life like an athlete

Athletes. They eat well, they train hard and they have great energy levels. There are so many things we can learn from the way athletes live their lives.

At Next Evolution Performance, we talk about the term ‘energy credits’. Generally, everyone should wake up with 100 energy credits every day (assuming that we’re in good health and get a good nights sleep). These energy credits are spent throughout the day in each activity we do, and athletes are particularly good are managing their energy to ensure they’re performing at their best.

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The secret benefits of stress

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know there’s a strong emphasis these days on how stressed out we are as a nation, and recent research has reflected this fact.

In 2014 a study by the Australian Psychological Society found that 64% of Australians reported that stress was having at least some impact on their mental health.

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