Wellbeing and mental health

Stormy weather and headaches

Following the heat wave, most of us have experienced some stormy weather over the past few days.  And maybe you are one of those people who have been suffering with a headache as a result. Thunder, lightning, grey skies and high humidity can all cause head pain if you are prone to headaches.  According to… Continue reading Stormy weather and headaches

Wellbeing and mental health

Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

Sunny weather can feel wonderful after a cold or wet spell, but prolonged periods of heat can have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing. Heat causes your body to work overtime as it tries to cool your system, and extended exposure to heat can lead to sleeplessness, lethargy, lack of appetite, and dehydration, all… Continue reading Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

Wellbeing and mental health

Time to celebrate!

How often do you take the time to rejoice and celebrate the good stuff?  If you could throw a party for something today, what would it be for?  Getting the ironing done, making it to work on time, or hearing the words, "I love you" from someone special? The sad fact is that we often… Continue reading Time to celebrate!

Wellbeing and mental health

FOMO and sleep

According to behavioural scientist, Nick Hobson, FOMO, or the fear of missing out, has always been around, it's just we now have a formal nomenclature to describe it.  FOMO has us wondering if other people are having more fun than us, doing more exciting things than us, or living a more fulfilling life than us. … Continue reading FOMO and sleep

Wellbeing and mental health

Water and relationships

The summer months bring longer days, brighter colours and sunny weather - all factors which can enhance positive moods.  We may feel more able to relax, enjoy our free time, and address the work/life balance with a holiday or a trip out.  Also, the opportunity for a spot of sunbathing tops up our vitamin D… Continue reading Water and relationships

Wellbeing and mental health

When Sunday meets Monday

Do you ever get that sinking feeling on a Sunday evening when you realise tomorrow is Monday? It now has a name: Smonday. Monday has arrived early and is impacting negatively on your weekend.  You can feel the stress levels rise, and maybe the anxiety, too, and if you’ve had a long relaxing weekend, or… Continue reading When Sunday meets Monday

Wellbeing and mental health

5 reasons to smile

"Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain" writes Behavioural Psychologist, Sarah Stevenson, so why not kick start your day with a little celebration? Smiling makes you look good, and people are more attracted to those who smile. Smiling is contagious.  If you smile, it lifts the mood of others… Continue reading 5 reasons to smile