It's been 100 days since New Zealand went into level 4 lockdown. I've been keeping track. It's been a major shakeup for some, in particular for those who are still facing uncertainty. One day — in a year, two years, five — what will you remember about your time spent in isolation?
The key to a healthy and fulfilled life is a sense of community. Having a strong network of people is an important factor in adult development. Here are eight types of people to look for in your community circle.
After a seven-week isolation period, we can’t expect to be unchanged by these unusual circumstances, for better or worse. Some people may be experiencing anxiety and fear when transitioning out of lockdown.
Though we know envy to be one of the seven deadly sins, we are programmed to compare ourselves to others — whether by nature or conditioning. So how do we begin to overcome envy?
Breathing exercises not only help strengthen the respiratory and immune systems, but they can also help to manage anxiety in challenging times. Here are three techniques to help manage emotions and keep yourself well.
Here are five fast tips that have really helped my mental health and wellbeing in this crazy lockdown and isolation period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
You may have found that during this global pandemic there have been a few ups and downs in terms of your emotional well-being. These five tips can help you get through this isolation period.
If you are feeling bored in isolation or disconnected from the outside world, here are some ways to relieve your cabin fever. And you're not expected to write King Lear or help discover Calculus.
Can happiness truly be sought in our “positive vibes only” culture? Or is it better achieved by acknowledging and embracing uncomfortable feelings?
Creativity is a curious concept. People can be quick to label themselves as a creative or uncreative person. But what does it really mean to be creative? The difference is in the DOING OF THE THING.
For many, mindfulness is about being still and quiet, and certainly, this is a valuable way of approaching it. However, mindfulness is also something that can be added to a range of everyday tasks to improve health.
In our busy, busy lives, when do we get time to quietly reflect? And if we do, it probably feels really uncomfortable. With a distracted mind and an active body, sitting still can be torturous. Meditating or practising yoga may just seem like an indulgence.
The Sympathetic Nervous System, or “fight-or-flight” state, describes your body’s response to a dangerous or stressful situation. So how does your brain differentiate between perceived risks — life-threatening dangers or life-annoying stresses? The problem is that, really, it doesn’t.
Resisting the monkey mind just leads to frustration and agitation. Simply willing yourself to get to sleep can be a fruitless effort. Here are some simple ways we can improve our much-needed slumber.
Sonder: The realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Everyone has a story.