Mandy Day-Calder

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Why feeling grateful is good for your health

The last thing you may feel at the end of a hard day at work is grateful for the good things in life. But nurturing an attitude of gratefulness can help you cope with daily stress

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Strategies to boost your emotional resilience

Avoid burnout and enjoy your career more by learning how to improve your mental wellbeing by building up emotional resilience

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SAD: What to do if winter brings you down

Winter can take an emotional toll, particularly for those who experience seasonal affective disorder, but there are ways to manage it

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Coping with winter: tips for staying fit and healthy

It's one of the busiest seasons for nurses but there are ways of keeping well

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Use reflection to see your work as being about people, not tasks

Heavy workloads can make it hard to see patients as individuals. Reflect on the bad moments, accept you are not perfect, and you will find it easier to notice and change how you react.

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Reconnecting with why you became a nurse

When conditions are tough it’s easy to feel disconnected from the values that led you into nursing. Fortunately, it is possible to find a way back to the things you love about being a nurse.

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Maintain your standards of care – but be realistic

Knowing what matters to you most, and that you're doing the best job possible, can help you cope with the stress of rising demands.

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The anxiety demon: how to let go of ‘what if’

How do you deal with the constant fear of ‘doing something wrong’? By focusing on the present and breaking the cycle of negative thoughts that feed anxiety.

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Stop trying to do everything

If you're feeling overwhelmed by competing demands, follow these simple tips to fend off panic and refocus your mind.

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Listen properly to win your patients’ trust

Heavy workloads and staff shortages can make it hard to find the time to sit down and talk properly with patients. But those who feel they are being listened to are more likely to take an active role in their own care, says health coach Mandy Day-Calder.

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Crucial tips for a good presentation

Stimulating content and engaging your audience are crucial to delivering a good presentation. Follow these tips from health coach Mandy Day-Calder and you won’t go far wrong.

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How to optimise your health and well-being

Nursing is all about looking after patients and relatives, but if you want a lengthy and rewarding career, you also have to learn how to look after yourself, writes health coach Mandy Day-Calder.

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Don’t let fear of public speaking be a barrier to new opportunities

Making a presentation can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Health coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to stay calm and focused when addressing an audience.

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How to settle into a new post successfully

Starting a new job can be daunting, with the early days especially bringing new experiences and challenges. Health coach Mandy Day-Calder offers advice on how to make the transition go smoothly.

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Think before you accept or reject a job offer

Reflection can help you through all the possible outcomes of applying for a new job – including having to turn down a job you no longer want.

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Job interviews: how to make it go your way on the day

You’ve researched the role and the organisation, now all you have to do is secure the job. Stay calm, keep focused, and don’t be afraid to shout about your achievements, says Mandy Day-Calder.

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Preparing for a job interview: keys to confidence

You applied for a job and got the interview, so why don’t you feel happy about it? Be prepared for conflicting emotions and work on your confidence, says Mandy Day-Calder.

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Be brave and ask for help

Nurses are often reluctant to admit they are struggling, but asking for help is a sign of self-awareness, not weakness.

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