Busy is the New Black

Busy is the New Black

ife is so busy these days, with many of us juggling jobs, childcare, relationships and caring for ageing parents amongst other things. This can lead to us feeling worn out and overwhelmed. Sometimes it feels like being busy is the new black.

So why do we feel so guilty about spending time on ourselves? Busyness has become a social status. Society makes us believe that we have to be busy to be successful, and if we have spare time to spend on ourselves then we must be failing.

A lot of us feel the need to seek permission to relax. As one of our counsellors put it – ‘It’s like our identity is wrapped up in what we do rather than who we are’.

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Recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition for which there is no cure and is largely unexplained. We don’t know how or why people get fibromyalgia although there is some discussion that it may start after a period of stress or illness. It is thought that 1 person in every 25 could be suffering with Fibromyalgia in the UK, and although it predominately affects women between the ages of 30 and 60 years old, it can strike anyone at any age, regardless of gender.

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Fitness and Wellbeing a Q&A with Triathlete Nick Dunn

Fitness and Wellbeing a Q&A with Triathlete Nick Dunn

Do fitness and wellbeing go hand in hand?

I spoke to Nick Dunn, 2 x AG world champion triathlete and business owner to find out.

When did you fall in love with triathlons?

I was on work experience at a gym and they had a spin class followed by a run then a swim class so I started doing those, and a few of the regulars did triathlon so I borrowed a bike off one of them and entered a novice race.  I loved it straight away and went out and brought a bike.  Two weeks later I got knocked off and had to wait 4 years until I did my next race- worth the wait though, and learnt a lot about my body and how to look after it since – that was 2005 – and  I haven’t stopped training/racing since.

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The Journey to Wellbeing begins with Chocolate?!

The Journey to Wellbeing begins with Chocolate?!

I have recently joined the Wellbeing Clinic as Office Manager, and one of the reasons I was so keen to apply for this job is because I have always had an interest in holistic treatments, and generally living a healthier lifestyle. However, just because I have an interest doesn’t mean I have been practising wellbeing as often as I feel I could have done in the past, so I was delighted when I was offered the position here, an opportunity to be surrounded by influential people

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