R U OK day is a great time to check in on your mental health
Wellbeing

4 ways to improve mental wellbeing this R U OK Day

- September 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

R U OK Day has been an important date in the Australian calendar for the past 12 years, but it carries even more weight this week given the heavy burden of pandemic uncertainty, sacrifices and isolation, writes Simeon Duncan, Senior Manager, International Corporate Affairs, Intuit Australia. How to prioritise mental health every day not just… Read more »

Are lockdowns chiselling away at your confidence?
Wellbeing

Lockdown 5.0 has chiselled away at me

- July 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

If you “chisel away” at something, you chip at it gradually. You keep doing or saying something which slowly changes someone’s feelings or opinions or desires about something.  It started with a bout of the ‘CBF’s’  {Cant Be F*#ked] that arrived on the Wednesday morning after the announcement of the extension by a further week… Read more »

outdoor activity can lessen anxiety
Wellbeing

Try these outdoor activities to help with your anxiety

- July 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

Being outside surrounded by nature can really enhance wellbeing. Just think about how you felt the last time you were out surrounded by greenery. In fact, studies show that being in nature or anywhere there’s a green environment improves your mood drastically, writes fitness coach Heidi Rosenberg. Try these outdoor activities to improve your mood… Read more »

self-care is vital for small business owners
Wellbeing

Why self-care for business owners isn’t selfish

- July 22, 2021 3 MIN READ

“You’re being selfish.”  These were the first words that were thrown my way from the irritating little voice in my head that I refer to as my ‘bad news filing cabinet’ when I was recently presented with a COVID-based opportunity. I was finally travelling again and delivering my workshops interstate when it became a real… Read more »

take abreak and have a cuppa it will do wonders for your wellbeing
Wellbeing

Three practical ways to look after your wellbeing in FY22 

- June 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

Being your own boss is something that many Australians dream of – and for good reason. Aspiring to financial independence, flexibility, and creative or strategic control can be hugely rewarding. However, as the past year has proven, it’s not without its challenges, writes Lucas Finch, Global Head of Wellbeing, Xero. For small businesses and sole… Read more »

burnout
Wellbeing

Three ways burnout affects business outcomes and how to cope with it

- February 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

The term burnout has been making headlines in the last few years. Today it’s commonly recognised as a mental health diagnosis due to its significant implications towards one’s health, writes Dr. Frank Chow, Director and Psychiatrist, 2OP Health Burnout can be defined as physical, emotional and psychological exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. Emotional burnout, on… Read more »

Wellbeing

Five ways for small business owners to take a break this summer

- December 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

Businesses across the country have faced a challenging year with COVID-19 related restrictions and, in many cases, enforced shutdowns. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been particularly hard hit, with research conducted by MYOB in May finding 36 per cent of small business owners cited COVID-19 and its wider economic impact as a key business-related… Read more »

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Advocates welcome mental health funding for Victoria’s small business community

- August 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Victorian Government’s $26 million wellbeing initiative for small business owners and workers will save lives. “The enormity of this second wave lockdown and the psychological distress it is causing for small business owners cannot be underestimated,” Carnell said. “Given small business loans are… Read more »