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How to social distance and remain well

How to social distance and remain well

Governments around the world are putting measures in place to control the spread of COVID-19 such as self-isolation and social distancing.

The New Scientist website explains social distancing as:

‘Practices in changes in behaviour that can help stop the spread of infections. These often include curtailing social contact, work and schooling among seemingly healthy individuals, with a view to delaying transmission […]

2020-03-20T14:34:34+00:00March 20th, 2020|Mental Health, Tips|

Procrastination

Procrastination – the art of avoidance

Procrastination…the art of avoiding a task, usually by doing something utterly pointless.

Wikipedia’s definition states:

‘Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished by a certain deadline. It could be further stated as a habitual or intentional delay of starting or finishing a task despite knowing it might have negative consequences.’

I’m certainly familiar with that feeling of panic […]

2020-02-14T14:27:08+00:00February 14th, 2020|Tips|

Feeling the January blues?

Feeling the January blues? You are not alone

The holiday period is over, you are back at work, the weather is cold and dark, the sun sets at what seems like 2pm. It’s that time again…January.

January has attained a bit of a reputation, it’s the ‘sad’ month, the ‘Christmas is over’ month, the ‘dark and gloomy’ month.

But if you are feeling the January blues, don’t worry, you […]

2020-01-10T12:41:40+00:00January 10th, 2020|Mental Health, Tips|

Interview with BBC Solent

What else is possible? – it’s more than just a mantra

Kate – Founder and Director of KMA, had the pleasure of being invited on BBC Radio Solent for world mental health day – on Thursday 10th October 2019.

Kate joined host Sam Fraser on her drivetime show as part of the Look! Listen! Learn! feature. It was a fantastic experience, and Kate answered a variety of questions such […]

2020-02-25T14:02:00+00:00October 21st, 2019|Events, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Tips|

Sleeping and Optimising Occupational Performance

Sleeping and Optimising Occupational Performance

I recently came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave last year, so I thought I’d share them here.

Thank you for inviting me to talk on Optimising Occupational Performance at your conference. I hope it gave you the opportunity to consider your own occupational performance and to think about any barriers or potential barriers that may stand […]

2019-05-31T16:07:12+01:00May 31st, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Tips|

Hydrating and Optimising Occupational Performance for Sustained Business Success

Hydrating and Optimising Occupational Performance

I recently came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave last year so I thought I’d share them here.

Thank you for inviting me to talk on Optimising Occupational Performance at your conference. I hope it gave you the opportunity to consider your own occupational performance and to think about any barriers or potential barriers that may stand […]

2019-05-29T15:26:37+01:00May 29th, 2019|Tips|

How to Increase Productivity at Work

Our Top Tips for Increasing Productivity

‘If I don’t leave my desk all day, I’ll get all my work done. Correct?’ No.

Not leaving your desk all day will actually be less productive than taking regular breaks. Our brains are not designed to concentrate for long periods of time, research suggests that our attention span typically only lasts for just 14 minutes before we lose focus, a study […]

2019-12-10T16:24:18+00:00May 21st, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Tips|