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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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is one of the biggest causes of pain, chronic illness, anxiety, depression and exhaustion. Low level stress can be the most debilitating, and many of us don’t realise just how stressed we are. In order for our bodies to heal effectively, we have to be out of prolonged stress. Following on from our recent blog about pain and stress, here’s our top 5 easy tips to help start reducing your stress levels now. 

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