The Caveman Mind The human mind has evolved to think in such a way that it naturally creates psychological suffering. Wait, what? Seriously! Our modern minds think and act the same way as if they were the minds of our ancestors many thousands of years ago. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, life was dangerous for our fellow humans and our minds have adapted to constantly look out for threats and anything that may… Read More »Why do we act the way we do?
“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 hours sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln Buck the Trend January is supposed to be the most depressing month of the year. We at PMAC think this is a depressing statistic and you should look at setting goals in 2022! Any time is what you make of it. Forge your own path and have the best January… Read More »Setting Goals in 2022
Empathy represents the ability to understand someone else’s thoughts and feelings. In other words: compassion. Listening to your coworkers and taking their concerns into consideration. Creating empathy in the workplace is important to ensure productivity and staff wellbeing. The importance of empathy in business is rooted in data. According to Businessolver’s 2017 Workplace Empathy Monitorreport, empathy has a direct impact on employee productivity, loyalty, and engagement. 77% of workers would be willing… Read More »Creating Empathy in the Workplace
Now we are easing out of lockdown restrictions, many of us will be looking forward to seeing friends and family. We think it is important to remember why socialising is important for our own wellbeing. Spending quality time with friends or loved ones can just feel good for the soul. Ever left a gathering with friends and felt refreshed and jovial? Time spent with those that you trust and that… Read More »The Importance of Human Interaction
Why is sleep important? If you’re like me, you love your sleep. There is no better feeling than climbing into a comfortable bed after a tiring day. What we don’t realise is that the importance of sleep quality can have a huge impact on your mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect your sleep, and poor sleep can affect your mental health. Contact us if you need help… Read More »The Importance of Sleep!
Rediscover your inner child to get in touch with your playful side, have some fun and take care of your mental health. 1. You can learn to have fun again for the sake of having fun.Not to gain skills or to gain new hobbies, just enjoying yourself because you are enjoying yourself! 2. Helps you to live more in the moment.Children are by nature more carefree. They tend to live in the present… Read More »Rediscovering your Inner Child
How to manage difficult conversations can be a very complex topic. Difficult conversations are a certainty in life, just as certain as the sun rising and setting each day – unless you live in the North West where it doesn’t seem to do either. The fact is many of us do not feel comfortable engaging in difficult conversations, whether it be with a family member, employee, colleague or friend, even though these conversations… Read More »How to manage difficult conversations
Knowing how food affects your mood can be really confusing, especially when it feels like the advice changes regularly. However, evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat may also affect the way we feel.Improving your diet may help to: – Improve your mood – Give you more energy – Help you think more clearly. Eating regularly If your blood sugar drops you might feel tired, irritable… Read More »How does food affect your mood?
It is important to practice self care when working from home. Many of us are working from home and working harder than we were pre-pandemic, when we may have been in the office. A high percentage of staff often feel like they have to work harder at home due to “home-working guilt“. You may feel like you owe your employer more of your time due to colleagues being off to sickness/furlough and because… Read More »Self Care when Working From Home
Shortness of breath can be a sign of coronavirus, but also panic attacks. The shortness of breath associated with coronavirus can be an incredibly scary experience, and can lead you to feel panicked. The feeling of panic can trigger the fight or flight response, which in itself can induce breathlessness. It is imperative therefore to adopt grounding techniques when struggling with coronavirus in order to slow your mind, take control… Read More »Grounding Yourself During Coronavirus