Post Archive — October 2019


Burnout– A Personal Experience

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 25/10/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

Why we need time to hang out, chill out and waste time in our busy lives. A new book Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle suggests that at least 42% of our lives need to be spent in rest and recovery for us to function and more importantly avoid burnout. That's 10 hours a day for sleep, exercise, food and reconnection to ourselves. For me that still seems like jamming a lot into my non-sleep self-time. Where is showering and staring at the mirror? Where's the hours spent in wondering the house picking things up just to put them down, chilling on couch with your kids and/or screen devices, aimless (but not pointless) conversations with family and friends? Where's the playing tug of war with the dog and worrying if her teeth are starting to fallout and then playing it again? Read more...


How to make your day last longer

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 24/10/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

Can you remember a period in your life when, if you look back on it now, time seemed to stretch on forever? When a week seemed like four, or an hour seemed like it went on for days? What were you doing during that period? Chances are, you were probably doing something (or a whole bunch of something) that was brand new to you and demanded your attention. The funny thing is, when you focus on what you are doing you actually slowed down time or at least how your brain perceived that time. Neuroscientist David Eagleman explains that this is how your brain perceives time. Read more...


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