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Mental Health

Six Tips to Stay Motivated and Inspired

Most of us use our holidays to rejuvenate ourselves - days of relaxation, sleep-ins, lazing around and siestas allow our minds to reset so we’re raring to go once we’re back at work..

But for some of us, that first week back can feel awful.

If you’re in that boat - here are 6 tips to help you feel inspired and motivated.

To stay or go? Six signs it’s time to leave your job and why you need to listen

There’s not a single person that I’ve met that hasn’t had a job that’ made them miserable.

While most of us just ‘put up with it’, being in an emotionally charged environment can take a toll on your mental wellbeing, affect your relationships outside work, and put you at risk of injury, fatigue and burnout.

Sustained periods of chronic stress can cause more psychological damage than you realise, can also lead to (or exacerbate) anxiety and depression, with mental health more common in the workplace than you realise:

  • Deloitte found that 84 percent of employees experienced mental health issues due to work

  • A PwC report commissioned by the Australian Government found the financial and insurance sector reported the highest instance of mental health conditions, with 33 per cent of people experiencing an issue with mental wellbeing.

So is a job you hate really worth it?

This week’s blog looks at the ‘time to go’ signs to look for, and why you need to take notice.