The pressures we put on ourselves

The pressures we put on ourselves

When you’re a kid, it’s easy to do your best. You don’t have many pressures or expectations put on you. But as we grow up, the world starts putting pressure on us, and we start putting pressure on ourselves – from our parents, society, and friends… It can be hard to meet these incredible standards […]

Recognising the signs of burnout

Recognising the signs of burnout

It is a myth that burnout only happens to people in certain jobs. In fact, burnout can happen to anyone who does any type of work, whether it’s in an office or from home. Burnout doesn’t just happen when you’re stressed and tired – it also happens when you feel undervalued, unappreciated or bored with […]

Mental Health Support: Tips for Listening and Talking

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The mental health epidemic is not going away anytime soon. With (or without) a mental illness diagnosis, it can be difficult to know when and how to talk about mental health with friends, family and colleagues. If you are someone who has mental ill-health, there may be levels of embarrassment or even shame associated with […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Ways of Debunking Impostor Syndrome

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Disclaimer: Mental health will be talked about as a topic. I am not a mental health professional, these are only my opinions and personal experiences I am sharing. He cried out and slumped to his knees to ask, “Why is this happening to me?” He had just brought home his baby girl only 10 days […]

An ADHD Diagnosis – My Story

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At Big Orange Heart we invite others to share their stories with us. After all, we exist for YOU and for you to share stories that help with positive mental, physical, and work health. Some stories are harder to read than others, because the content may be triggering or difficult to digest. For those stories, […]