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January Blues – Beating the Back to Work Blues

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | January 3 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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A lot of us are familiar with that “Sunday night fear” where we dread the prospects of returning to work. This feeling may be all too real, especially now, after the Christmas period. No one particularly enjoys getting back to normality after a fun-filled break, but alas we all must do it. Below are some […]

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Suicide – Recognising the Warning Signs

Uncategorized | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 20 2016 | | Tags: ,
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Unfortunately, Ireland is a nation that has suffered from a high suicide rate throughout the years. Although almost everyone in Ireland has been affected by suicide in some shape or form, people still find it difficult to discuss this topic. It can be very frightening when you realise that someone you know has been considering […]

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Coping with loneliness

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 16 2016 | | Tags: , ,
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Many of us will experience loneliness at some point during our lives and for some, it will occur more often than others. It’s important to note that being alone is not the same as being lonely. Everybody has different social needs and if you are comfortable with being alone then there is nothing wrong with […]

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Rumination: What it is and how to deal with it

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 13 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Self-reflection has been shown to be good for your mental health, by learning from your mistakes and past experiences. However, there is a difference between healthy reflection and damaging rumination. Reflection becomes an issue when these thoughts turn negative and continue to replay repeatedly like a broken record. Dwelling and obsessing over situations and events […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Balance at Christmas Time

Seasonal | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 9 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Christmas Time…Gluttony and Wine…. Christmas time provides us with the chance to spend quality time with loved ones. However, copious amounts of food and alcohol are typically involved in this festive season, and it’s hard to find a balance. It is easy to crack open that box of chocolates and bottle of wine when guests are […]

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Coping with Financial Stress at Christmas

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 1 2016 |
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Christmas can be a source of stress for many of us, for lots of different reasons. Increasing demands on our finances can be a big stress inducer. It can seem as though the moment the Halloween decorations have been taken down, we find ourselves surrounded by advertisements and messages pressuring us to start spending – […]

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Family Conflict over the Christmas Holidays

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | December 1 2016 |
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With the festive period fast approaching, many people will be getting ready for all the celebrations and spending time with people you don’t get to see often. For some, spending time with family brings happiness and serenity, however for others, not so much. Sadly, you might need to start practising your conflict resolution skills this […]

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Maintaining a Long-Term Relationship

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 25 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
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People often wonder, what is the secret to maintaining a long-term relationship? Most people want to settle down with the “right” person for the rest of their lives but, in reality, maintaining a long-term relationship takes a lot of work and compromise. So, what’s the guiding principle to maintaining a long-term healthy relationship? Have a […]

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Setting Boundaries in the Workplace

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,
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“Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have.” – Anonymous Establishing boundaries between you and your work colleagues is vital for you to ensure your wellbeing and sense of respect. A boundary is a limit or a space that you put between yourself and another person. Boundaries can be […]

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Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | November 18 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
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Conflict in the workplace is inevitable and can come in many different forms. It may be that two employees don’t get on; workplace teams rival against each other; or an employee might have a grievance issue with a manager. So how can you manage this conflict? To prevent the conflict issue from getting worse, it […]

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