8 Ways to Cope with Distress

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A break up. Death. A bad grade. Breaking something expensive or timeless. A computer crashing. Burning your breakfast when you are running late. Missing an important holiday. Injuring yourself. Your phone dying. Moving to a new home. Not landing a job you applied for. Forgetting your wallet. Divorce. A medical diagnosis. At some point in your life, you will find … Read More

Rejection, my Best Friend

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My name is Maggie Sanders. I am from Dallas, Texas, I went to college at the University of Arkansas, and have lived in the US my whole life. This summer I have traveled to Dublin from the US, and am working with MyMind as a marketing intern. I am here to share my story, as a student transitioning into the … Read More

Making workplace wellbeing a priority

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Millennials, as you may have heard, are changing the way we work. Having grown up during an era in which overwork was glamourised – where 80-hour working weeks merited a pat on the back instead of a concerned intervention, and where productivity was measured on the clock as opposed to by impact – a backlash was somewhat inevitable. Sure enough, … Read More

National Workplace Wellbeing Day

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Next month – April 13th – is National Workplace Wellbeing Day. It is the day where employers across the country are being called on to stop for a minute to consider their staff’s mental and physical wellbeing. Unfortunately, we live in a time when burnout and workplace stress are all too common. We live in a very fast and closely … Read More

5 tips for a better work life balance

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Work life balance. Easier said than done. We live in a society that tends to put everything else before our wellbeing, so we feel we are swimming upstream if we try to make ourselves the priority. In Ireland, we work on average 22.2 hours per week, but some of us have that under our belts by Wednesday, leaving little time … Read More

Dealing with exam stress

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It’s the first week of June, the sun’s out but students are still walking around with their heads in books. That can only mean one thing, the dreaded Leaving Certificate exams are here. These exams are one of the biggest sources of stress for school leavers and even those of us who finished secondary school years ago. Due to the … Read More

Wellbeing in the workplace

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The workplace can be a minefield of factors that may have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing. Stress, anxiety, insomnia. These are only some of the issues that can emerge from feeling overwhelmed in your job, whether it is a demanding boss, an unrealistic workload, feeling bullied or a dispute with a colleague. Mental wellbeing can hugely impact employees … Read More

Mental wellbeing at work

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As we promote physical health and wellness for Workplace Wellbeing Day 2016, we need to also remember how important positive mental wellbeing is to our happiness at work  Launching Workplace Wellbeing Day 2016 today, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, emphasised the importance of wellbeing in the workplace for productivity: “A healthy workplace is a happier and more productive workplace… We … Read More

Managing stress at Christmas

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Christmas can be a magical time. It can also be a stressful time with lots of expectations, and the pressure to be happy during the holidays can feel overwhelming.  MyMind Psychologist Beatriz Moreno shares advice on how to best manage your stress levels and avoid anxiety at Christmas. Before Christmas day : Manage expectations about Christmas day. Ask yourself if your expectations about … Read More

The Leaving Cert: Only one of many paths

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As young people all over Ireland collect their Leaving Cert results, MyMind intern Kristine Brouder remembers being in their shoes and shares some advice on how to approach the day and beyond. Every year, when I hear that the Leaving Certificate results are approaching, I can vividly remember the way I felt the year I received mine (I think it’s … Read More