Why being kind isn’t as selfless as you thought

What goes around, comes around.

Kindness and gratitude are attributes that most of us are taught from a young age. From our siblings to the schoolyard, it’s ingrained in us — and for good reason. Compassion, consideration and empathy are qualities that deeply benefit all of society.

While it’s easy to think these behaviours are purely for the good of others, the truth is, saying thank you isn’t just about being polite and being cordial is much more than a nicety.

Kindness quite literally, positively charges your brain.

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How daily ‘brain breaks’ can boost your mental stamina

The brain — it’s our biggest asset. But how much do we really know about it?

Sure, it’s made of around 100 billion neurons that control everything from your speech to movement and even your personality. But have you ever felt like you walk around on ‘autopilot’ some days? How can you best tap into this incredible, complex organ? And why should achieving good brain health be top of your ‘to do list’?

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How your brain changes when you become an entrepreneur

One minute you’re dreaming of bright lights, flashing cameras and the trappings of success. The next minute you’re in a state of near panic, gripped with a migraine, swirling thoughts and nausea, seriously wondering if this new venture of yours has all been a huge mistake and a job is what you need.

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How I manage my health

Most mornings I…
I am like a hermit crab who doesn’t want to leave the comforts of a warm comfy shell!

However, due to an accident twenty years ago, I suffer from chronic back pain. I find a morning stretch out on a roller foam and a yoga routine really helps to get the energy flowing in my body. It’s then time to wake up my brain with a fun minute radio quiz with my family… we’re all slightly competitive! Followed by a family dog walk and breakfast, before starting online school and work.

Burnout is on the rise: How to build more a resilient workforce

Workers across Australia and New Zealand are experiencing a higher rate of burnout compared to the global average, according to new statistics by Asana. The research found 89% of employees are working late – up 8% from 2019.

Nearly 8 in 10 (77%) of ANZ workers are suffering burnout and we’re using 11 apps a day, switching between them 27 times on average. Fatigued, distracted and disengaged, the research shows ANZ still has a long way to go to make remote working successful long-term.

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