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How Real People Combat the Winter Blues

How Real People Combat the Winter Blues

Are you feeling a shift in mood with the change of weather?

Winter has arrived in Australia and if the cold weather has you feeling lethargic and low you’re not alone. 1 in 300 Australians suffer from an extreme case of the winter blues called seasonal affective disorder (or the aptly abbreviated SAD). Most of us don’t struggle to this extent but we can find the colder months tough. Here are some tips from real people - our readers, listeners and members of the PP community - for combating the winter blues.

3 Reasons Why Humans Hate Change

 3 Reasons Why Humans Hate Change

Change is not an event. It’s a psychological experience.

That’s why it’s so difficult.

In your head change is single action that’s happening to you - you get promoted, lose a team member or move house. Or it’s something you need to make happen - improve your diet, implement a process or get the kids to tidy their rooms. A simple case of taking action. Action = reaction, right? Change done.

Except it’s never that easy is it?

Motivation is an issue. People get angry. We resist. We argue - with others and with ourselves. It’s hard.

Read on to find out why we struggle with change and what to do about it…

4 Productivity Tools that Produce the Best Results

There is no shortage of timers, calendars, to-do lists, apps and journals promising to revolutionise your time management and boost your productivity sky high, but how do you know which ones work?

In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing our favourite productivity tools with you - the high tech and the low tech - but today we thought we’d start where we like to start things here at Potential HQ, from first principles.

Any tool is only as good as your understanding of why it works and most of the productivity tools available today are based on one of the following methods, shown to get the best results.

5 Must Read Books to Boost Your Productivity and Performance

Getting to grips with your mind to boost your productivity and well being is our theme for the month here at Potential Psychology.

To make sure I was up-to-date on the latest research on how our mind affects our productivity - and happiness - I turned to the experts.

Here are the latest books in my reading pile.

The Podcasts Psychologists Are Listening To

The Podcasts Psychologists Are Listening To

No-one is more intrigued by human behaviour than psychologists. It’s our life, our passion, our purpose.

We’re an avid podcast audience with a love of learning and podcasts are such a simple way to learn on the go. I asked fellow psychologists to name the podcasts they’re listening to right now. The conversations and ideas that inspire, challenge, inform, motivate, entertain and educate. This is their list. Now it’s yours.