Auntie blogs

Welcome! in here you find useful readings about well-being at work written by the Auntie professionals.


Psychological safety: the bedrock of any organisation

I cannot remember how often I’ve sat quietly in a meeting listening to others share or rave about their opinions. ...

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Vacation bliss or vacation stress? Get the most out of your holidays!

It is a commonly held belief that extended time off can help to decrease work-related stress and improve work motivation. ...

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Is sleep your superpower (yet)?

We’ve all heard it before: Sleep is very important. And yet, most are not able to get the right amount ...

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Strong emotions at work

Sooner or later, you will encounter strong emotions at the workplace. Whether it is an angry colleague, a stressed manager ...

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Routines are the trodden paths we follow each day

Daily routines give us a sense of direction and structure in our daily lives, for better or for worse. We ...

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The ABC of giving and receiving feedback

When we think about feedback, before we know it our thoughts lead us back to life’s early days. Receiving positive ...

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Together, but still lonely? Steps to strengthen togetherness in the workplace

Have you felt lonely? Or lonely at work? Has remote work increased your sense of loneliness? In one way or ...

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Self-compassion in the workplace

In a competitive work environment, it can easily happen that self-compassion stays behind. Many professionals feel that they need to ...

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How to stay consistently motivated

We have all had that experience: Tasks are fun and it is easy to be motivated when they are new ...

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Doing nothing is necessary for recuperation and problem-solving

Take your foot off the accelerator. A butterfly is crossing the road. These lines from a renowned Finnish poet Eeva ...

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Recovery skills

The time before Christmas starts after the summer vacation. New goals are set and start to fade after a week ...

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Impostor Syndrome

Especially younger professionals often feel that they are not good enough at their jobs. This goes along with the nagging ...

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Reconciling work and other life – Help from shared ground rules

Many of us have found ourselves at a job where the time and place to do the work are not ...

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Stepstones and pitfalls of successful leadership – part 2

Giving feedback, solving conflicts and increasing motivation There are situations which can cause a lot of sleepless nights if you ...

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Stepstones and pitfalls of a successful leader

Taking responsibility, setting boundaries and communicating openly The increasing need for experienced leaders encourages existing professionals to think about whether ...

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The perfect job, not quite what you expected?

As a professional I have encountered clients who felt disillusioned after starting a new position. The job that they were ...

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6 tips for unwinding from work

Recovery is something we often think about in the context of physical performance. When working out, it is well known ...

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Creating an Inclusive Workplace

How can we make sure everyone feels included in the work community, how can we make people with different backgrounds ...

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Saying “No” without regret – Step by step

During my work with Auntie clients, one topic is coming up regularly: the need to set clear boundaries. There is ...

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How to work with difficult colleagues

As in all areas of life where we spend a lot of time with other people, we sometimes encounter people ...

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Brain well-being

How can we support our brains at work? Our bodies are not the only thing we use while working, both ...

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Lead yourself and manage your well-being at work

Self-management is a skill that is worth practicing. What is self-management and why should you do it? You may think ...

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Encountering adversity with resilience – how can resilience be strengthened?

We all face different setbacks throughout our lives. We face both small everyday adversities and major life changes and crises. ...

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7 ways of getting through a meeting without losing focus or your mind

Since the beginning of the last year many of us have been spending a lot more time in online meetings. ...

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The invisible remote worker

In the story of Tove Jansson’s “Invisible Child”, Too-ticky brings a girl to the Moomin House, Ninny, who has become ...

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Find a balance between stress and recovery

How are you right now if you think about the last two weeks? Based on your own assessment, is your stress ...

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On the other side of the hard-luck stories are high hopes

You probably know the type that always seems to complain? The conversation usually starts with something  said in a whining ...

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