Self-care

Looking beyond New Year's Resolutions

Looking Beyond New Year’s Resolution

On this episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about how to look beyond fleeting New Year’s resolutions and think about mental wellbeing 365, or 366 days of the year. We hear it every year, don’t we? Setting intentions and then giving up on New Year’s resolutions.    Looking Beyond New Year’s  Resolutions The second Friday in January is apparently when most people quit or “fail” their New Year’s resolutions in some way. It can be down to the…

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Lessons I learned in 2019

12 business lessons I learned in 2019

Lessons I learned in 2019 On this episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the business lessons I’ve learned in the year 2019. I also talk about what’s to come in 2020 for my business, Diverse Minds UK.  The end of the Gregorian calendar is often a time for reflection for everyone, an opportunity to look back and set the tone for the year ahead, and I think doing this can be a useful exercise to celebrate all…

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Jingle Well – winter wellbeing (how to stay sane this Christmas)

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I’m going to be talking about the Jingle Well winter wellbeing programme. I outline why the modern Western way of celebrating Christmas may not be the best for your mental health and wellbeing.    I talk about how this “special season” can be all but special for many of us and ways in which to manage various tensions.  In today’s show, we talk about: Why I decided to make an episode on…

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Woman on window set writing- 6 self-care tips for freelance writers

6 Self-Care Tips for Freelance Writers

This month’s guest blog is written by Johanna Cider, a freelance writer from New Zealand. I am delighted to share her specific self-care tips on the Diverse Minds website. Why writers need to consider self-care Many people try freelancing for a better quality of life. Work for yourself, cut out the commute and spend more time doing things you love.  However, in times of stress and high workloads, self-care is often overlooked. Implement certain techniques to help you take care…

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Three people sitting at a table to illustrate work-life balance

How to be a Mentally Healthy Leader

Mentally Healthy Leaders This year I launched my e-book The Mentally Healthy Leading Manager, which details how to manage yourself and your team in a mentally healthy way. The aim of the e-book is to: qualify what positive leading management is; highlight how to create a workplace environment to openly discuss mental health and mental-ill health and; help you look after your own wellbeing as a manager. I decided to create this resource in response to questions I have been asked…

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