When we consider a change in our circumstances or we advance towards a goal, we often find ourselves playing through a variety of ‘what if’ scenarios in our minds. Because we are innately programmed for survival, most of these scenarios are negative. If you are contemplating change, here are some strategies that help you come out better – rather than bitter – on the other side.Read More
If you are a night shift worker or you manage a team that requires night shift work to be undertaken, what steps can you take to ensure your team members get sufficient sleep?
Our concept of wellbeing needs to evolve from the occasional fruit hamper that gets delivered to our work pantries to a more wholesome approach. We have identified seven steps you can take to overcome sleep deprivation associated with shift work.
In 2006 the word Pizzled entered the lexicon; a combination of puzzled and pissed, it captured the feeling people had when the person they were with whipped out a Blackberry and started talking to someone else. Back then people felt hurt and indignant in such moments. Today it’s the norm. A multitasking life philosophy might not be the best approach and here’s why.Read More
The inspiration for this journaling prompt comes from Roger Teel’s book, This Life Is Joy. Teel encourages readers of his book to open themselves to the mysteries of life. Teel recommends practices that can be used with My Wellness Journal to experience peace, calm and a general state of well-being.Read More
Caroline Webb in her book How To Have A Good Day recommends asking yourself intention setting questions. Here in the Necessities team, we’ve found this approach to be super effective in helping us set clear intentions.
Here is her four step process. Pull out your wellness journal and give it a try.
I’ve discovered that people who have the ability to balance their own wellbeing with the needs of others are generally happier and more content. Because of this, they make better friends, leaders, partners, parents and colleagues. Wellbeing does not have to be complicated! Let’s start with eating, moving and sleeping.Read More
When it comes to prayer, the individual has creative licence! We can create prayers that inspire us to build a life we love; to achieve great things at work or to enhance our relationships. Creating prayers that are aligned with our values may then have a ripple effect on those around us; our families, workplaces and communities. Lets us help you create a prayer for life, work and relationships.Read More
Tim walker, an American teacher, moved to Helsinki to teach fifth grade students. Walker discovered that the since the 1960s, the Finnish educational system practiced a 45/15 model of teaching. For every 45 minutes spent in a classroom, children were allowed a 15 minute break. If this model worked for children could it also work for adults?Read More
Pomodoro as a time management technique. It was created in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo. This technique is based on a principle that human beings can focus only for a certain period of time. This focus period varies from person to person. The Pomodoro technique assumes that we are able to focus for a maximum of 25 minutes. Learn how you can use this technique to boost productivity.Read More
Microbeads are little pieces of plastic smaller than grains of sand that are sometimes added to face-washes, exfoliators, shampoos, cosmetics, body-washes and sometimes even to toothpaste. Microbeads are made of polyethylene, polypropylene or polystyrene. These are plastic compounds! They are causing serious damage to our health and marine environmentRead More
Are you ready to ‘time-in’ and learn how to self-regulate through breathing? In this blog post we share some of our favourite breathing techniques and exercises. Pick one breathing technique that you would like to try and make it a part of your ritual. Do it every day and make gradual progress. Simple yet so empowering!Read More
Distractions in life constantly impinge upon our personal freedom. With increased demands on our time, sleep is an area that we must become passionate about protecting. In this blog post we share some tips so that you can create a new restorative sleep habit.Read More
Turn off time for our brain is essential to stimulate creativity and imagination. It’s during your off mode that your brain has the best chance to be struck by inspiration. When you get off the radar you activate your off mode. Here are some switch off activation alternatives to get you started.Read More
You can perform pH testing in the comfort of your own home. It will provide you with an indication of the general health of your body. Use the information to help you make adjustments in your lifestyle to maximise your chances of health and well-being. Keep the body’s pH in balance and it will stay healthy.Read More
Rumination is the process by which a cow regurgitates previously consumed feed and masticates it a second time. Rumination is not just common in cows, we humans ruminate to comprehend the meaning of stressful situations or to look for solutions to our problems. Cows seem to have a cut off for the number of times they will engage in this activity, for humans sometimes the rumination process becomes incessant. In this blog post we provide some tips on effective rumination!Read More