Life is relentless; our time and energy are constantly being pulled in multiple directions, which can leave us feeling tired, overwhelmed, exhausted, and perhaps not as engaged or present in the parts of our lives that matter most.
Man getting back on track after burnout
So you have burnout, you know someone who is experiencing it, or you want to prevent it. Now what? One of the first things to address is what puts us at risk of developing burnout in the first place.

Burnt the F Out

Do you feel like it takes every fibre of your being to complete a task at work? Do you only have enough energy left at the end of the day to lay on the couch and watch Netflix? Are you re-reading this paragraph already or know you won’t make it to the end of this blog? You may be experiencing burnout.
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We all take breaks, they are either effective or not.  With our eyes glued to the screen for an unprecedented amount of time per day, rapid change and uncertainty for the foreseeable future, the ability to recharge is more important than ever for both our mental health and performance.  We all take breaks – they
There is nothing like a beautifully crafted 'to do' list to make you feel like you are being productive…but does it help?
unitasking. Noun. (uncountable) Doing a single thing at a time. To increase your productivity, mental wellbeing, and to decrease your sense of overwhelm or exhaustion, master the concept of unitasking.  We as humans cannot multitask. We cannot concentrate on two things at once.  So, can you fold laundry and watch Netflix? Absolutely. Neither of which takes
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Just Breathe (for your brain)

Are you aware of your breath? I bet you are now that I made you think about it. That tiny action of noticing your breath can be a powerful tool for promoting optimal brain health. Keep reading to learn how your breath influences your brain. You may not realize it, but your body is in
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Employee working from home
With all the disruption caused by COVID-19, we wanted to address the situation for one group that has been hit particularly hard by this: working parents. Working from home, particularly if you haven’t done it before, presents a unique set of challenges, and these are amplified for your team members who need to work remotely
Mom and Dad with Child
Working from home with kids I would first like to note the incredible demands that are being asked of parents right now. While I would like to discuss the science of what works, in a situation where someone is working a full-time job remotely, parenting, and homeschooling, unfortunately there is NO SCIENCE because this has
Two kids in work clothes pretending to work
What is being asked of most parents right now is super human. To work full time, parent, and homeschool is beyond the capabilities of mere mortals and yet, you are doing it! So for that, you are amazing! Take a moment to bask in that.  Our CEO was asked by a woman during a recent
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Helicoptor pilot paying attention to commands during flight
Attention management is a learned behaviour, that you can improve with practice and yet often, we are never taught how to manage our attention.
-Half of Canadians have been discouraged from using their vacation time by co-workers and bosses.- There is a clear business case to take vacation for both the employee and their organization and we, as Canadians value our time off, so why don’t we take our vacation? According to a new study, 96 per cent of
“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” –Josh Billings Learning to say ‘no’ is one of the most valuable lessons to protect your time, your energy, and to ensure you are working towards your definition of success. As someone who works

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Here at ConsciousWorks, we are at the cutting edge of the interplay between health, productivity and success. We work with corporations to effectively invest in their employees’ health and wellness, not just to save money on sick days, stress leave and medical costs but also to make money by increasing employee engagement, productivity, focus and
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Does mindfulness have meaning at work?

3 reasons you should invest in a mindful workplace From Google to Goldman Sachs, General Mills to Aetna, mindfulness techniques are spreading across the business world as one of the best kept secrets of many high performing CEO’s and companies. You might have a fluffy or touchy-feely perception of mindfulness, however it is versatile and

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