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3 ways to beat Christmas burn out

Christmas is nearly here which means plenty of excitement buzzing in the air. Time off work, catching up with friends and family, festive food and treats not to mention the anticipation of little ones eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa. So what's not to like?

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: 5 ways to boost your mood this winter

With the official start of winter around the corner, coupled with colder weather, shorter days and less sunlight, it’s not surprising that for many this time of year can affect our mood and sense of wellbeing. According to the NHS Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. It is also known as “the winter blues" as symptoms are often more apparent during winter months. Symptoms of SAD can include: Persistent feelings of a low mood -feeling miserable, anxious and irritable Sleep problems- sleeping for longer than normal and struggling to get up in the morning, sometimes needing a nap in the afternoon Lacking energy- feeling like everything is overwhelming and an...

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Meditation - 7 proven benefits

Thinking about incorporating meditation into your daily routine? Check out the 7 proven benefits of meditation that can help your mind expand and body heal but firstly, what is mediation? Mediation is the perpetual practice of retraining your mind to become consciously aware of its surroundings. The exercise involves taking a moment - regularly - to pause, observe and be completely aware of as many senses as possible, such as sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. People who make meditation part of their daily routine, encounter a variety of benefits - in this article, we explain 7 proven benefits of meditation. Alleviates depression and anxiety As meditation promotes the mind to focus entirely on the present moment, less thought is...

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