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Work/life balance and exercise.

Posted in: Reducing stress | Health & wellbeing

28-Jun-2011 8:59 am

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Mary G

Mary G

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11-Jul-2011 4:30 pm

So true, Mike!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

14-Jul-2011 11:20 pm

Agree with what you are saying Mike but think its alot easier to say than do!!

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mike

mike

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15-Jul-2011 1:39 pm

Don't get me wrong anon, I know there are difficulties involved, but it is far from impossible, there are simply no room for the usual excuses, that's all. I do these things now, I stay fit regularly and have forced my work to fit around a good life balance, etc. If I can do it, others can too. And once you start doing it, it becomes routine, and much easier over time.

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3-Aug-2011 12:09 pm

Exercise has really helped me deal with stress. It's amazing.

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Mike Westall

Mike Westall

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3-Aug-2011 9:32 pm

I'm with you Mike. Too many people think they have to do everything. If it can't be done in your working hours you've got too much on!!

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Anonymous

Anonymous

4-Aug-2011 8:53 am

good, simple and basic common sense but even when we know the best way to do things that are good for us or would make our life easier and thus more healthy and pleasant, why are we often so reluctant?

I think the problem may be that our complex brains are not programmed like robots and can just follow simple directions and do what we know is right. we are also sentient human beings whose thoughts and feelings can get in the way by leading us to analyse everything and weighing up the ought to do and the good reason against doing it. we analyse how we feel and what we want to do which could be sweet nothing? we know this can be dangerous as it can lead to the habit of wanting to do nothing, then self indulgence, inertia and even or eventually depression and all its consequences - a vicious circle.

the alternative is self discipline and motivation but who thinks they need this after a hard day's work? it is easy to talk oneself into reasons for not wanting to follow sensible advice and doing what is best or postponing physical activity off until another day so that we can sit and ruminate on the happenings of our last shift - perpetuating another vicious circle.

If one is not careful life passes by while we are still sitting contemplating it or rushing around chasing our tails without progressing in a purposeful direction where we become less useful at work and of even less use to ourselves!

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Anonymous

19-Aug-2011 1:43 pm

time out for you each week a walk around a lake a wood sit in the sun for 30 mins , a massage or reflexlogy session shoul;d help as long as you are focused on what ever it is to release stress .

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Anonymous

Anonymous

26-Sep-2011 2:15 am

why cant we have organised national activities for nurses like they have in other professions ie the police, firefighters.I have spoken to a number of these people who go off on corporate team challenges, they even have their own athletic , triathlon etc championships which are regional then national and in some cases international . I am not aware of such a set up in the heatlth service.
Am i the first nurse to win an ultra marathon? Does such a data base exist for activites within the health services. I believe that if the structure was in place the participants would turn up.

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mike

mike

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26-Sep-2011 5:06 pm

Absolutely agree anon 26-Sep-2011 2:15 am!!! I would love something like this!!! Military Nurses have the best of both worlds on that score, so it will not be difficult to set up for civvy street either! I would even settle for a large on site free gym for staff in each and every hospital and healthy food available at ALL times for ALL shifts! The NHS is a joke. We are supposed to promote health to our patients, yet our own profession wont provide us with the ways and means to look after ourselves!!

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Amy Garside

Amy Garside

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12-Sep-2012 1:08 pm

I completely agree. I work hard, but I play harder. :)

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Anonymous

Anonymous

12-Sep-2012 2:34 pm

Amy Garside

do you mean work out harder?

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Amy Garside

Amy Garside

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24-Sep-2012 9:02 am

Anonymous, PLAY as in doing recreational activities. I work hard and I also take care of my well-being by spending time with family and friends, enjoying my hobbies, doing something fun and working out.

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Anonymous

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2-Oct-2012 8:23 am

Amy

;-(


a sense of humour helps as well !!!

<:-)

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11-Oct-2013 4:02 pm

Hello all,

I am a student from the University of Hertfordshire, I do not mean to intrude on your forum, however, I am studying product design and my current project is around re-designing the NHS work environment, linked to stresses, anxiety & depression, this if for my Product Design degree.

All I ask, is if you can take 5 mins out of your busy days to fill in my survey.

Survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WJTM3NK

All answers are anonymous & confidential.

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aia alisa

aia alisa

Location: new york city
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13-Oct-2013 2:00 am

that's right. This would make life simple if you know balanced life and know how to handle this one then life would be really beautiful.
thanks,
http://www.healthcaresalaryworld.com/what-is-medical-assistant-salary/

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Anonymous

Anonymous

17-Oct-2013 8:53 am

as an unexpected side benefit, I've noticed that I seem to be a bit more productive at work since I started this new routine.

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Anonymous

23-Oct-2013 11:49 am

That's when it's time to take a "helicopter view" of your life, so that you can bring things back into balance.

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Anonymous

24-Oct-2013 11:22 am

I'm hoping I'll be able to keep making progress so, someday, my column photo will depict a svelter version of me.

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ellen ellen

ellen ellen

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28-Oct-2013 9:04 am

Being out of balance between work and personal lives often leads to stress and anxiety which manifest themselves in angry outbursts. If you are finding the kids or your partner getting on your nerves more than usual or finding your fuse short with others at work or in other settings, you may be struggling with work-life balance. These resources might help for avoiding the anger trap and keeping your life a bit more in harmony.

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ellen ellen

ellen ellen

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1-Nov-2013 9:17 am

strengthens your heart and lungs and build muscles so you are more resistant to fatigue, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and many other health conditions including high blood pressure, and perhaps even some cancers

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