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work-related stress

August 3, 2023

The power of assertiveness: learning to say no to your boss

The fear of saying no to our managers at work often weighs heavily on our minds. As employees, we strive to be liked, and seen as productive and valued team members, which can lead to a habit of saying ‘yes’ to every request that comes our way. However, constantly taking on more than we can handle leads to overwhelming workloads, increased stress, and less ability to prioritise effectively.   In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of assertiveness and discuss strategies for learning to say no to your boss in a […]
February 9, 2023

The difference between pressure and stress for peak performance

We’ve all experienced pressure and stress within our lives, but what’s the difference, and how does this impact performance at work?  It’s reported that one in 40 workers were affected by work-related stress, anxiety or depression in 2020 to 2021. That’s around 18 million working days thought to be lost each year because of these problems.   A little bit of stress is good for people to perform and protect themselves, say the World Health Organisation (WHO), but too much stress can overwhelm them leading to a fight, flight or freeze […]