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Leave Boreout behind – Step by step

Leave Boreout behind – Step by step

When work life changes, we try to change with it. People often can adapt but in the past years there has been an increase in “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” One result almost everyone has heard about is Burnout, which received its own ICD code in 2018. “It is characterized by three dimensions: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and 3) reduced professional efficacy. Burnout refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied […]

A Psychologist’s Approach to Time Management

A Psychologist’s Approach to Time Management

Part II: To-Do Lists Let’s talk about a real hero of getting things done: To-do lists. This small but immensely powerful tool is the make or break of organization and getting things done. To-do lists are used widely and to different degrees of effectiveness. Used correctly they can be a tangible and satisfying tool to help you get closer to your goals. So what should you keep in mind when using them? Common Mistakes of using To-Do Lists Tasks vs. Goals One thing that many people get wrong when they start using to-do lists and their everyday life is that […]

Sustainable Parenthood: The ABC of Happiness including Acceptance, Boundaries and Cooperation

Sustainable Parenthood: The ABC of Happiness including Acceptance, Boundaries and Cooperation

Becoming and being parents: High expectations and personal growth When we decide to become parents, we might know what we want to incorporate or what we want to distance ourselves from by reflecting on our own childhood. We might start to read about it or exchange thoughts with others about things we feel uncertain about. This might leave us often feeling overwhelmed by expectations. There is no doubt most parents want the best for their children. The question remains: what is the best? What  are the skill important to teach right now? This is especially hard for older parents, who […]

Sustainable Parenthood: Self-Care for busy Parents

Sustainable Parenthood: Self-Care for busy Parents

What are techniques of sustainable parents to include self-care and to maintain their mental and physical well-being? Nobody needs to tell me that parenting is more than a full-time job. While I haven’t got children myself, I have worked with children and for parents in a variety of capacities. I worked as a babysitter, an au pair, an afternoon instructor at a primary school and have experience working with children of six months to 13 years. The way in which parents I worked with were able to maintain their own mental and physical well-being varied a lot from person to […]

How Resilience and Relaxation improve your Quality of Life

How Resilience and Relaxation improve your Quality of Life

Resilience When we talk about Resilience, we can think of it as the strength to withstand difficult times. We might feel like we need to push ourselves and appear indestructible like a rock in the sea, withstanding all weathers. However, originally the word resilience derives from the Latin word resilire, which means “to jump back”. This means it can be rather compared to how plants like grass or bamboo bend during heavy rain, rather than break. This flexibility towards difficult circumstances was first mentioned in a study by Emmy Werner in the year 1955, in which she observed the development […]