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The sacrifice you might not know you’re making

Something that comes up often in the reflective practice space is a preparedness to show up for others. And whilst this is admirable and often humbling to witness, it also often occurs at the expense of attending to our own needs and wellbeing. Today, October 10th is World Mental Health Day, with the theme ‘make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.In this edition of The Ascent, we highlight the common tendency in health professionals to ‘self-sacrifice’ [...]

Managing burnout

Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about anxiety, fatigue, and exhaustion, and we’ve been feeling this too. Whilst there could be a whole host of explanations for this, two words come up time and again – burnout and stress. It can be hard to differentiate between the two, and indeed some of us may feel like we’re balancing on a fine line between them. This edition of The Ascent explores these experiences more deeply in a bid to try [...]

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Decision fatigue: what is it and how do we cope?

Our last issue of the Ascent highlighted the exhaustion we are feeling as we move through the various stages of crisis fatigue.But there’s other things that are making us tired: decision fatigue. All of the tiny decisions that we have to make at the moment might be really taking a toll.This edition of the Ascent examines the concept of decision fatigue and why trying to figure out whether to have a muffin or a croissant with our skinny latte might [...]