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Christmas
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31
Dec

How to beat the January blues

Many of us suffer from post-Christmas blues. But what can we do to kick-start 2019 and look forward to a prosperous and productive year? Jaime Johnson, Director of employee research consultancy, The Survey Initiative, believes there is a lot that employers can do to give staff a New Year lift. Blues in the boardroom Every...
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27
Dec

Making the most of Christmas and New Year

The presents are opened, the food is nearly gone and another Christmas has passed in a flash. There’s a week to go before New Year’s Eve, so what are you going to do with it? If you’re lucky enough not to have to work between Christmas and New Year, there are actually lots of things...
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26
Dec

Three steps to use the Christmas break to focus on stress management

As a nation, our workplace stress is reaching epidemic levels. More than half a million workers suffered from stress-related illnesses last year, with workload one of the most commonly cited reasons. With potential family dramas, mountains of social obligations and the financial strains of the season on top of a busy few work weeks at...
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25
Dec

Say ‘bye’ to binging this Christmas

Are you dreading the festive season this year? Not because of all that extra cash you’ll be forced to find for pressies, nights outs etc but because, well your willpower always gets a bit wobbly this time of year? It’s easy to stay away from the cup cakes, chocolate, piles of pasta and fizzy drinks...
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25
Dec

How to make the most of the downtime during the holidays

By Donna Torres, director of small business at Xero UK It’s the festive period at last. Time to relax, take stock and work out how to make next year even better than the last. But it’s not always easy to relax during the festive period – especially when you are a business owner. Festivities are...
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24
Dec

Nine effective ways to deal with festive anxiety

Article provided by Sarah Flower We all crave and strive to achieve the perfect, idyllic Christmas, but it can also get a little overwhelming. It’s one of the busiest times of the year, with many trying to juggle their finances whilst delivering an effortless Christmas spectacular for the entire family. The months leading up to...
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21
Dec

Take the stress out of Christmas: our guide to a worry-free festive period

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, but one that comes with an enormous pressure. There is a so much to do, the shops get busier and there is an onus on everything being perfect. Whether it’s a strained family relationship, the worry of cooking for a host of people or just...
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20
Dec

Six stresses of Christmas | How to beat festive stress

It’s meant to be a time of cheer, relaxation and celebration, but for many, Christmas is stressful. Fitting in the Christmas shopping, tying up loose ends at work, managing the typical family logistics and keeping track of spending can all add to the stress and pressure many feel in the run up to Christmas. In...
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