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Improve Your Mental Health Through Exercise

Did you know that exercise can improve your mental health? Alleviate symptoms of low self-esteem and social withdrawal and can even improve your cognitive function – clearing that foggy mind and making way for a fresher you. Poor mental health including anxiety and depression have been on the rise, especially since the pandemic struck. The GOV website shows that 1 in 5 adults reported having some form of depression during the coronavirus pandemic, which had almost doubled from the 1 in10 figures reported before the pandemic. People were isolated, working from home, not allowed out, made to feel vulnerable and perhaps for the first time in their lives were scared, before now they had never questioned their mental health, and...

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How to retain and motivate your best employees

Why should I care? There are tangible as well as intangible costs of turnover. These transitions can cause disruption, a loss of institutional knowledge, and a drop in morale and productivity. Progress can come to a halt, leaving projects months behind schedule. More importantly, how people exit can affect employee sentiment and their view of your company. When they land at their new job, how will they talk about your organization? And what repercussions does it have on your ability to recruit new hires? It’s all part of your employer brand. Think of former employees as “alumni” of your company. Keep in mind, however, that sometimes when people leave, it can be a positive thing. There could be misalignment in...

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9 Steps to Launch and Manage a successful employee wellbeing program

  Similarly to any change that happens within organizations, implementing a successful employee wellbeing program needs a structure, planning and a proper employee communications strategy. In order to get the best out of your new initiative, employees have to be aligned, they have to understand its benefits and they need to have support from their superiors and leadership.  Let’s take a look into the crucial steps for implementing and maintaining your employee wellbeing program.  1. Get executives’ buy-in and support Getting executive buy-in is the first step to getting started with your employee wellbeing strategy. Whenever there is change happening, it’s important to maintain executives’ buy-in and support over time. More than ever before, leaders need to act as role models to the entire company. They...

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Ten Ways to Write with Gratitude

Here at My Tribe we look at the power of the pen, one of the reasons among many, that we are often vague about our positive emotions is that they are so fleeting and seemingly insubstantial. They might last minutes, seconds even and then we forget all about them and hurry on with whatever we were doing, like taking out the rubbish or clicking half-heartedly at our work computer.  Negative emotions on the other hand, can be overwhelming. Often, we cannot help but verbalise negative emotions because it is the only way we can gain some semblance of control in the utterly incoherent swamp of grief or fury.  Typically, studies show that those who found themselves driven to write about...

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Mindfulness in the work week

The word mindfulness is becoming more and more present in everyday language. As the word suggests it is about your mind being fully involved in what you’re doing. So often during the day, our mind can run away, we lose touch with our body and can become absorbed in a cycle of thoughts. These can be mundane thoughts about something we need to do or negative or anxious thoughts. This can lead us to a negative cycle of feeling low or anxious. By bringing our minds and body back to the present and consciously paying attention, we can break these cycles and feel more positive. Mindfulness is a certified therapy and practitioners go through a specific approved course. Doing mindfulness...

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