When my children were small, I would always look forward to the summer holidays although my friends would often laugh at me. How could I stand ‘the kids’ being at home all the time and have to entertain them, 24/7? Fortunately, I had a spacious garden, in which they could play, and we would go to museums, parks, have play-dates with other children and sometimes go away for a week or two. However, during term time one of the biggest stressors to me was the continual looking at my watch to make sure I was on time to do the never-ending ‘school run’. And so, when the summer arrived, it was a relief not to have to nag the children to do their homework, practice the piano, cello or violin, or rehearse their ‘times-tables’. So for me, summer was bliss.
Last week, when walking by the sea, I paused to watch family members on holiday enjoying the summer sunshine. Whilst some small children rushed excitedly from one side of the boating lake to the other, and others were playing in the sand, adults often chatted distractedly into their mobile phones. Cries of ‘Daddy, Daddy!’ or […]
If you have ever experienced ‘road-rage’, been stuck in a traffic-jam or distracted from driving by a demanding child in the back seat, then you will know that driving can be a stressful experience.
If you have ever been a car passenger with a driver who is lost, oblivious to speed restrictions, driving carelessly or talking into a cell phone, then you will know that being a passenger can be a stressful experience too. Find out from Carole Spiers, Motivational Speaker, why driving can be the source of so much stress?
Is age just a ‘numbers game’ or is it more of an attitude and mindset? Do we really start forgetting things at the age 50 or is this an excuse for being lazy and not keeping our minds active?
Getting older happens to everybody and it should be seen as a new chapter in one’s life, says Motivational Speaker Carole Spiers.
The key to success: making that job interview count. As we all know, there is no such thing these days as a ‘job for life’ and people tend to move their skills to the highest bidder – which means that at an interview your performance needs to be near perfect to ensure that you make an impact.
Motivational Speaker, Carole Spiers says, ‘Encouragement can make a huge difference to someone else’s life. It is a very humbling experience to help someone help themselves’.
Carole Spiers, Motivational Speaker’s trip to Dubai, this month, has been an interesting time of meeting new business people, catching up with some ‘oldies’ and delivering Boardroom briefings to companies who want to know how to better manage, or minimise, stress in the workplace.
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Are you being asked to work longer for no more money?
Would you like your team to put in more hours without feeling resentful?
How can you ensure people still put in the hours without feeling resentful or become stressed? Three simple solutions come to mind from, Stress Management expert, Carole Spiers.
Social Media, with their user-generated content, is the biggest data revolution since printing. But it can set up workplace stress through addiction to sites and thoughtless copying-in of material.
The recent shutdown was a small version of a world crisis, for which we need to be prepared. Such rapid corporate change would require the immediate application of many forms of stress management training