ATI Mirage Blog

Water - Liquid Life

There is some debate over the amount of water we should drink every day. Even the Australian Dietary Guidelines are vague on the issue, suggesting we "drink plenty of water". Most of us would agree that we probably need more than what we are currently getting. Water is something our bodies need and crave, after all our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water. In a busy life, between running around for work, chasing kids, and attempting a social life, it can easily slip your mind to drink enough water.

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Managing Stress

Many people go through their day to day lives in a state of perpetual stress – thoughts tumbling through their minds, worries about ‘what have I forgotten?’, or ‘where will I find the money for that unexpected bill?’, or ‘am I spending enough time with the kids?’ Between long hours at work, the daily commute, expenses, family commitments, and trying to have time for ourselves, we start to feel overwhelmed, trying to cram ever more into our already busy schedules.

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Increasing your Leadership Potential

To be a leader in the workplace requires many different sets of skills. Often the reason you get promoted into a leadership position, or given the opportunity to lead a team of people, is because you have proven yourself to be competent, consistently reliable, and great at your job. The theory being that because you are great at your existing job, you will also be great in the new leadership role. However, such a position can bring with it different challenges and complexities, that may not have existed within your previous role.

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Simple Steps for Self Improvement

The way you portray yourself to others often is only partially based on who you really are. You change how you act, depending on the situation you are in. You play a role to meet the expectations that you perceive others to have of you. Yet, when you are truly being your best self, that’s when you really shine.

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4 Ways to Achieve More By Working Less

You hear it all the time, you need to work smarter not harder; yet work just continues to pile up and seems never ending. Nonetheless, the concept of working smarter not harder is onto something.  It is possible to work less and achieve more by focusing on being present instead of distracted, and implementing a more sustained approach to your work.

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New Year’s Resolutions

The new year has started, and it is the traditional time to take stock of our lives and look to see what improvements can be made over the course of the coming year. These are then set out as ‘resolutions’, which are made in the excitement and freshness of the coming year and the corresponding new start. Most don’t keep up with them, it is said that only 8 - 12% of people stick to their New Year’s Resolutions.

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Take a Summer Break

We are moving into the summer, with long, hot days, Christmas and New Year and school holidays that stretch on forever. To keep yourself fit and healthy and to get back into the groove of a new work year can be challenging. In the blog over the past couple of months we have looked at how eating well, sleeping better, drinking more water, and getting more exercise does you so much good. We have also seen how reflecting on your goals over the last year, and refocusing your goals for the new year can get you ready and motivated to go.

 
 
 
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Being Resourceful when feeling Resource-less

In the current work climate is seems we are always being asked to do more with less. We have less time and less money to get the same amount of work done, and are maybe making do with less staff than is optimal. This leads to working longer hours, with higher levels of stress, trying to achieve the same outcomes. 

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Refocusing Your Goals

Having spent time reflecting on your year; now is the time to use what you’ve discovered and assess your goals.

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The Importance of Yearly Reflection

Over the past few weeks, we’ve focused a lot on improving your Emotional Intelligence and why it’s so important. As we head closer to the end of the year, we wanted to focus on an area that is also vital for Emotional Intelligence yet is often overlooked in preference for New Year’s Resolutions – reflecting back over the prior year.

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