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March 31st, 2020
Let’s keep our minds healthy while in physical distancing.
March 24th, 2020
At Mental Notes we value the face-to-face work we do with our clients. However, the nature of our work means that our clients are often travelling or competing interstate or overseas. As much as we would love to travel with all our clients to make sure we have face-to-face sessions, it is not practical. We […]
March 19th, 2020
1. Focus on what you can control All of us will eventually deal with the effects of COVID-19 in some form, whether that be the illness itself or the disruption it has caused on society. When we are faced with this kind of event, it is natural to experience fear and anxiety. They are normal […]
February 27th, 2019
As part of the aim to write more regularly it makes sense that reading and sharing the good reads as well as the lessons with you more regularly fits into this category. Running is my therapy by Scott Douglas is one of several books I’ve read recently. I saw it on the shelf in the […]
October 8th, 2018
To kick off our refreshed new look, it was time to put some thoughts into a blog… I started my career with ambitions of filling my days working with elite athletes on an international stage. Now I do. This is not a “well done Andrea” moment – quite the contrary. It means more than ever […]
October 14th, 2016
Social research in Asia suggests that our kids are under more pressure than ever, and the negative consequences are very real. A recent prospectus study of Hong Kong schools anxiety revealed that 3 in 10 students in secondary school and 1 in 5 primary school aged children suffer from anxiety. One of the most underestimated […]
May 19th, 2016
Want to gain an extra edge over your competitors? Want to perform better? Then you need to get more sleep! Sleep is a powerful and often underestimated tool that can lead to noticeable changes in performance. Unfortunately, as a society we value not sleeping and celebrate those who can do a lot of work on […]
January 16th, 2016
The New Year can inspire feelings of renew and motivation to change, and gyms, trainers, and diet fads are ready to cash in on our New Year’s resolutions. Well, not this year. In this article, I share how to create powerful goals and resolutions using four key pillars of meaningful change that can shift our […]
November 20th, 2015
Spending about 55 hours on planes in September meant that I watched my fair share of movies and made my way through some insightful reads. Inside Out is one of the movies I sat through whilst eating meals on trays. It’s an animation by Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures that explores human emotions. It follows five […]
October 1st, 2015
There are very few movies that truly dive into the depths of an elite performer’s mind. Whiplash is one such movie. I watched it on the plane coming back from Australia in mid August…twice. The acting captured me as did the way the characters depicted the ruthless perfectionism that is so frequently an ingredient associated with high […]