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Volume 22 | December 2008 | What is Stress? What effect does it have on your body

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Contents

Part 1 - Welcome!
Part 2 - Recommended Read
Part 3 - Products / Special Offers
Part 4 - Feature Article - What is Stress? What effect does stress have on your body?
Part 5 - Media Interest
Part 6 - Organizations - Creating A Stress Limiting Culture
Part 7 - Support for Partners of Workaholics
Part 8 - The SaVVy Club - The Bane of Business Travellers


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Part 1 - Welcome!

Dear Recovering Workaholic,

After a gap over the summer while I followed my own advice to recovering workaholics I would like to welcome to this our twenty second newsletter for Recovering Workaholics.

  • How happy are you with the balance between your personal and work life?
  • Do you make the most of every moment?
  • Are you planning to have a life once you give up work but are prepared to settle for second best in the mean time?

Every moment is precious, even when you are working long hours it is possible to appreciate the moment and make it count, but it is possible to overdo it and then the body is liable to react to ongoing stressful situations resulting in any combination of the following:

  • Feeling impatient, anxious, jumpy, irritable, over excited
  • Finding it hard to think clearly
  • Difficulty in dealing with other people appropriately
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • and so on

There are very few situations where the caveman response is useful. In the vast majority of situations a calm, measured, sensitive approach based on clear rational thinking is not only more effective but far more healthy.

This month’s article offers strategies to help those of you who need a more healthy rational approach to stressful situations.

If you would like some help to deal with any of the issues raised in this newsletter please contact us directly.

Recovering Workaholics is a growing concern. We offer 1:1 coaching, and training to facilitate those who want a truly satisfying life. Understanding what drives you to work to the point where love, happiness and fulfilment have become the poor relation is the first step to creating a life you truly love. We can help you work towards achieving your "dream" life.

We provide support for those facing retirement or who have recently retired, ideal for those who want to embrace a new stage in their lives. Redundancy can be a very stressful time, let us help you make the most of the opportunity it offers.

Call today and take the first step to work- life passion on (0)1708 703 959.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in working with us please let us know by contacting us on info@recoveringworkaholics.com or phone on (0)1708 703 959.

Make 2008 the year when you took consistent action to make a positive difference to the quality of your own life and for those who work with you. Call today to sign up for a free no obligation coaching session and take the first step to the future you deserve!

With best wishes,

Gina Gardiner
Helping you create a life you love!

Recovering Workaholics
Tel in the UK: 01708 703 959
Tel International: +44 1708 703 959
Email: gina@recoveringworkaholics.com


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Part 2 - Recommended Read

Ageless by Suzanne Somers

Ageless

by Suzanne Somers

Buy from Amazon.co.uk

The book offers you an insight into how you can use bioidentical hormones to maintain health, vitality and energy. It is as relevant for men as for women, particularly when you are reaching your 40’s and 50’s.

The book is written in an easy to read accessible style and offers practical advice on how you can protect your health.


How YOU Can Manage Your Staff More Effectively by Gina Gardiner

How YOU Can Manage Your Staff More Effectively (And Pave The Way To Your Next Promotion)

by Gina Gardiner

Order Book Online - £15

Download e-Book Now - £15

This book offers lots of practical strategies for managers to help get the very best of their staff as individuals and as a team.

Everything in the book has been tried and tested in a variety of organizations; it is a distillation of over 30 years experience of developing leadership at every level.

The book does not attempt to teach grandmothers or grandfathers to suck eggs, but offers tried and tested principles, strategies and ideas which have been proven to work.

Time, energy and money are all very precious resources and all three seem to be in short supply for most busy managers.

How YOU Can Manage Your Staff More Effectively (And Pave The Way To Your Next Promotion) can help! Dip into it if you are facing specific issues or use the comprehensive approach to underpin ongoing and sustained individual and team development.

It has relevance for experienced managers who want to share good practice as well as for aspiring leaders who want to develop and deepen their leadership skills.

The book covers a wide range of issues including

  • Developing strategic vision
  • Creating your dream team
  • Creating a ‘Can Do’ culture
  • Effective delegation
  • Holding people to account
  • Developing a solutions approach
  • The power of anticipation
  • Giving positive feedback
  • Having those “hard conversations”
  • Managing stress for you and your team
  • Creating a good work life balance

How YOU Can Manage Your Staff More Effectively (And Pave The Way To Your Next Promotion) will stand alone but you will find it useful to use it in conjunction with the companion book Kick Start Your Career.


Kick Start Your Career by Gina Gardiner

Kick Start Your Career

by Gina Gardiner

Order Book Online - £15

Download e-Book Now - £15

This book is designed for new initiates into the business world and graduates who are ambitious and want to create a successful career for themselves. It is a no nonsense, jargon free manual, full of practical ideas and strategies to support the development of leadership from day one.

These books can be ordered via our web site at www.recoveringworkaholics.com/booksandcds.php.


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Part 3 - Products and Special Offers!

We have produced three CDs designed especially for you to tackle the most common problems that seem to affect many of our members.

They are available now to buy as CDs or as downloadable MP3 files from www.recoveringworkaholics.com/booksandcds.php.


Relaxation CD 1 - A Spanish Theme

Relaxation CD 1 - A Spanish Theme
PRICE: £10.00

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Relaxation CD 1 - A Spanish Theme

Take time out of your busy and stressful day to relax.

True relaxation is known to reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, clear the mind and leave you feeling alert, refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your day with renewed energy and vigour.

"A Spanish Theme" uses a mixture of guided imagery and deep breathing exercises to take you on an intensely relaxing journey.

Stress is sited as the cause of over 500,000 days of absence a year in the UK alone. It represents a huge cost in both economic and personal terms. In order to deal with it we must first understand what it is and what causes it.

Where stress is detrimental people are often in situations where they feel they have little control. Sustained exposure to such negative situations can have serious implications for the health and well being of the individual and ultimately for the organization as a whole

Relaxation is a powerful tool to combat stress. Learning to take time out, to truly relax has been proven to lower blood pressure, improve mental acuity and reduce stress.

Our Relaxation Tape with a Spanish theme is the first in a series of relaxation tapes created by Gina Gardiner associates.

Using visualization, guided imagery and deep breathing exercises take time out of your hectic day to unwind, de-stress and relax!


Beat Insomnia CD - Retrain Your Sleep Pattern Without Drugs

Beat Insomnia CD - Retrain Your Sleep Pattern Without Drugs
PRICE: £10.00

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Beat Insomnia CD - Retrain Your Sleep Pattern Without Drugs

Sleep is vital to our health and sense of wellbeing. We need it as much as we need food and water and the air we breathe. It is during sleep that the body rests and repairs itself. Good quality sleep leaves us feeling refreshed, re-energized and ready to face the new day. 

Insomnia affects most people at some time during their lives. For many it is a passing phase caused because of a stressful event in their lives. For chronic sufferers it becomes a way of life. Although it is not life-threatening it can and does threaten the quality of life for many sufferers leaving them frustrated, exhausted and feeling low.

"Beat Insomnia" uses deep trance techniques to help you retrain your sleep pattern without drugs.

Use "Beat Insomnia" to get a great nights sleep and make Insomnia a thing of the past.


Confidence Building CD - Creating the Confident You

Confidence Building CD - Creating the Confident You
PRICE: £10.00

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Confidence Building CD - Creating the Confident You

We all feel less confident in certain situations. This CD is designed to help you feel confident in any situation. It uses tried and tested NLP techniques to help you develop the confidence you need to tackle new social situations or when giving an important presentation or interview.

  • How often do you wish you felt more confident? 
  • Do you worry about social events or standing up to talk in front of work colleagues?
  • Would you like to live your life feeling that you are in control?
  • Do you have butterflies in your stomach that feel as if they are wearing hobnailed boots when you have to go to an interview or a meeting?
  • Is the voice in your head telling you - you can't do it?

Developing confidence is about much more than learning to do an activity better.

It is about changing how we feel about ourselves and dealing with our thoughts and beliefs.  It is about facing the things we fear and being curious about why we fear them.

Use "Creating the Confident You" to learn to push through the fear and create a world of limitless possibilities, where you are in control of your own destiny.


We expect the following titles to be available later in the year.

  • Relaxation CD 2 - A Country Theme
  • Relaxation CD 3 - Sky

For any further information or advice about CDs contact
info@recoveringworkaholics.com or
phone 01708 703959


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Part 4 - Feature Article

Stress – What Is It?
What effect Does It Have On Your Body?

Stress is sited as the cause of a wide range of health problems, costing businesses billions each year in lost work days and in compensation and pensions. This does not capture the huge personal cost in anxiety, poor health and premature death.

In order to deal with stress effectively either as an individual or as a manager ensuring the well being of your employees it is important to understand what stress is and the potential impact it can have.

The first thing to understand is that stress in itself is not a bad thing. It is how we react to stressful situations which makes the difference. One person's thrill and sense of excitement is another person’s anxiety and agony.

In this article we are going to consider ways for you to understand what stress is and the effect it has on your body. Strategies for creating a life style which allows you to deal with your stress and ensure you have a great work life balance can be found on our website.

Stress can cause major health problems or in extreme cases be fatal. All of the information included is for guidance only. If you are experiencing any health problems brought on or made worse by stress or if you are feeling significantly unhappy it is extremely important that you seek professional health advice. You should always seek the advice of your medical practitioner before any significant change in diet or exercise routine.

WHAT IS STRESS

Stress is sited as the cause of over 500,000 days of absence a year in the UK alone. It represents a huge cost in both economic and personal terms. In order to deal with it we must first understand what it is and what causes it.

Below are definitions for the word “stress.”

Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that "demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize". (attributed to Richard S Lazarus)

"Stress (roughly the opposite of relaxation) is a medical term for a wide range of strong external stimuli, both physiological and psychological, which can cause a physiological response called the general adaptation syndrome", first described in 1936 by Hans Selye in the journal Nature

"An emotionally disruptive or upsetting condition occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of affecting physical health which can be characterized by increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, muscular tension, irritability and depression."

There is no doubt that people generally respond well to a challenge particularly if they are involved in creating or something they find exciting. Where those involved believe what they do, matters and they feel they have some ownership and control over their situation there is a positive payback even when working extremely hard over long hours. We could debate whether the pressure involved in such situations constitutes stress.

Where stress is detrimental people are often in situations where they feel they have little control, feedback is non existent or overly negative, failure, humiliation, lack of support results in the person feeling that what they do has little value or they themselves are not valued. Sustained exposure to such negative situations can have serious implications for the health and well being of the individual and ultimately for the organization as a whole.

THE IMPACT OF STRESS ON THE BODY

We like to think of ourselves as well down the evolutionary path yet many of our responses harp back to a time when saber toothed tigers and wooly mammoths ranged the Earth. When a caveman – or woman was threatened by danger the body.

When we perceive a threat or undergo any emotional or physical trauma our bodies release a hormone designed to help us run away from the danger or fight it. This happens significant life threatening in situations. The impact of the hormone can last long after the perceived threat has gone.

The result is:

An increase in heart rate and blood pressure.
- the purpose of this is to send the oxygen and blood glucose directly to the cells in the major muscles to facilitate “Flight or Fright”

Increased perspiring
- designed to cool the muscles to keep them working efficiently.

Blood is transported away from the skin
- this is to reduce blood loss if we were to sustain an injury

Hormones ensure the brain maintains focus on the threat
- we become single minded

It also happens in any situation which we find frustrating or different. When the threat is small we may be entirely unaware of the impact on us.

When the body reacts to ongoing stressful situations it can result in any combination of the following:

  • Feeling impatient, anxious, jumpy, irritable, over excited
  • Raised heart rate, pounding heart and in severe cases palpitations
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweaty palms
  • Feeling sick, indigestion
  • Finding it hard to think clearly
  • Difficulty in dealing with other people appropriately
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • More likely to make mistakes
  • Accident prone
  • Less able to take information from a range of sources resulting in impaired judgment
  • Poor self image
  • Poor self esteem

There are very few situations where the caveman response is useful. In the vast majority of situations a calm, measured, sensitive approach based on clear rational thinking is not only more effective but far more healthy.

If we are exposed to negative stress over the long term, there is an increased and ongoing impact on the sympathetic nervous system. This leads to a huge increase in the levels of adrenaline, cortisol and other stress related hormones. These can impact on our physical health compromising our immune system, allowing viral linked disorders varying from the common cold and herpes to AIDs and cancer to take hold. Stress also impacts on the production of other hormones and brain transmitters, scientists believe that there are further activities involving enzyme systems and chemical messengers which are still relatively unknown which are affected by high levels of stress. The links of ongoing stress to high blood pressure with the threat of heart attack or stroke, insomnia and fatigue are very well documented. Stress has the potential to harm our mental well being causing problems such as depression.

Yet stress is a fact of life, it is impossible to eradicate it completely. What we need to do is keep our flight and fight response under control so we can be efficient and effective, avoid health related problems and burn out.

If you need help,
why not work with a coach to take control of your life and make it outstanding!

If you would like a free 30 minute coaching session to explore how you could improve the relationship you have with yourself contact me on info@recoveringworkaholics.com


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Part 5 - Media Interest

I have been contacted this month by researchers and producers of a number of radio and television shows. There is a significant levelof interest in the way work can take over people’s lives.

I’ll let you know as features are to be aired.

I am often asked by people from the media if I know of people who would be prepared to share their story in order to help others who have a poor balance between personal life and work. They are happy to keep your identity anonymous if you prefer. If you would be prepared to help please drop us an email and give us your details.

If you would like to hear the feature on Woman's Hour which focused on the difficulties that living with a workaholic creates please visit the BBC web site at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/03/2008_17_thu.shtml

If you are aware of anything interesting in the media relating to work life balance please let us know on info@recoveringworkaholics.com.

Also, if you see anything about our organization in any publication not mentioned by us we would be very much like to hear about it on info@recoveringworkaholics.com.


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Part 6 - Organizations

Creating A Stress Limiting Culture

As Leaders and managers you have a duty of care to every one of your staff. Creating a workplace where staff feel valued and empowered has a number of benefits. The obvious ones include a workforce who are motivated and healthy, people who like coming to work, know they have something to offer and who want to ensure the organization’s ongoing success so they can continue to work within it.

Stress is sited as the cause of over 500,000 days of absence a year in the UK alone. Stressful workplaces are expensive. Staff absence has the cost of the days lost but the costs go deeper. Absence impacts on efficiency and continuity. Loosing people because they are disaffected or are experiencing burn out means that the skills, expertise and experience which has taken years and a great deal of time and money to develop is then lost to the organization.

This month’s article considers how you can develop a working environment where stress is minimized.

The first thing to understand is that stress in itself is not a bad thing. It is how we react to stressful situations which, makes the difference. One persons thrill and sense of excitement is another person’s anxiety and agony.

You need to be mindful of your team so you can pick up signs of stress early on and work with the member of staff to deal with the root cause or involve professionals who can.

The 10 Steps To Creating A Stress Limiting Culture

1) Model The Behaviour You Want To Encourage

Many of my clients report that they feel under huge pressure to match the hours at work demonstrated by their line mangers. People will take their lead from you. If you work very long hours made even longer because of the socializing expected with clients your team will feel pressurized into matching your hours at the office.

Ask yourself why long hours are necessary. Involve your team in identifying how work can be completed more effectively within a reasonable time frame and show them that you value the life they have outside work.

If people have quality time to spend with families and friends where they can recharge their batteries you will have the benefit of an energetic and healthy workforce.

2) Make a clear distinction between being busy and being productive

When staff spend their working hours being highly focused and productive rather than just being busy it is possible to get through vast quantities of work. Just observe over the next few days just how much time your team spend being “busy”. How much time is actually spent in general chat, looking at emails or the Internet? Are all the meetings necessary and productive? Consider whether the right people are doing the right jobs. I find very often that highly paid staff are busy doing activities which should be undertaken by less experienced and expensive staff.

Many people who are feeling overwhelmed by stress identify the cause of their difficulty as overwork. The reality is often more far complicated.

Create Criteria For Success

Make sure you have a clear understanding of what you are expecting your team members to do within their role generally and for each individual project.

Ensure that the success criteria by which you will judge performance is clear and understood by all. Make sure there are measurable outcomes. When people know what is required of each individual and of the team it is far easier to plan, monitor progress and celebrate success. Ask yourself “What is it we are trying to achieve? How will we know when it has been achieved?

3) Ensure Your Staff Have The Right Skills and Training

Stress is often generated when staff are asked to undertake work when they feel unprepared and lacking in the necessary skills and experience. Sometimes this is the reality at other times it is their perception. In reality it doesn’t matter if the rift is real or imagined the stress is just as great. The skill of a good manager is to get the level of challenge just right. Enough challenge to avoid boredom which can be incredibly stressful, but ensuring that staff have the necessary training and support to ensure that they are not floundering.

Matching the right people for the job apportioning roles appropriately throughout the team takes time and thought; it is really worth the effort.

Consider - It might take you or a member of your team three days to do something another would take two hours to do. Be clear about the difference in investing time on a skill which will be useful and save the person time in the long run and when it is far more effective to buy in expertise for technical things or for things done as a one off or infrequently.

Stress is often caused because a person is either too well equipped for the role and without any challenge they become bored and disillusioned, equally someone who is constantly out of their depth will be stressed because of the fear of failure. Are your team appropriately placed?

4) Provide The Right Resources For The Job

It is important that your staff have the necessary resources to get on with the job at hand.

Huge amounts of stress are created when people are under pressure to deliver but the It infrastructure is inadequate or there is no technical support available.

Resources include time, money, equipment and an infrastructure which can support them in fulfilling their role. Anticipating needs and planning effectively to ensure that the right resources are in place can significantly reduce stress for all concerned.

5) Ensure That Your Staff Have The Necessary Levels Of Authority And Accountability

Effective delegation where there are clear lines of delegated authority enables everyone to get on with the job at hand. Managers should be on hand to provide support, to monitor and give constructive feedback. It frees managers up for strategic thinking and gives less experienced staff the opportunity to grow.

Failure to get this right causes great levels of stress to managers and team members alike. Does your staff know to whom are they accountable? Are they sure how often and how they need to report progress or difficulties? How do they know who they should they report to and in what circumstances?

If the goal posts keep changing and decisions keep being overturned it creates havoc

6) Involve your staff in planning and development – create ownership

People generally respond well to a challenge particularly if they are involved in creating or something they find exciting. Where those involved believe, what they do matters and they feel they have some ownership and control over their situation there is a positive payback even when working extremely hard, over long hours.

7) Avoid Unnecessary Frustration And Stress

We like to think of ourselves as well down the evolutionary path yet many of our responses harp back to a time when saber toothed tigers and wooly mammoths ranged the Earth. When a caveman – or woman was threatened by danger the body.

When we perceive a threat or undergo any emotional or physical trauma our bodies release a hormone designed to help us run away from the danger or fight it. This happens significant life threatening in situations. The impact of the hormone can last long after the perceived threat has gone.

Where stress is detrimental people are often in situations where they feel they have little control, feedback is non existent or overly negative, failure, humiliation, lack of support results in the person feeling that what they do has little value or they themselves are not valued. Sustained exposure to such negative situations can have serious implications for the health and well being of the individual and ultimately for the organization as a whole. It also happens in any situation which we find frustrating or different. When the threat is small we may be entirely unaware of the impact on us.

If we are exposed to negative stress over the long term it can impact on our physical health compromising the immune system, causing high blood pressure with the threat of heart attack or stroke, insomnia and fatigue. It has the potential to harm our mental well being causing problems such as depression.

There are very few situations where the caveman response is useful. In the vast majority of situations a calm, measured, sensitive approach based on clear rational thinking is not only more effective but far more healthy.

There are three approaches to dealing with challenging situations:

a) Deal directly with the problem which is actually causing the stress. This requires identifying what the root cause actually is and either changing it or removing it altogether.

b) Where there is a situation which cannot be changed you need to change the way you react to it and feel about it. This can have a very significant impact on how much stress potential the situation has. Changing your response to a situation has the power to remove the negative charge of the situation.

c) In situations where we have no control physical or emotional control over what has happened, the emphasis needs to be focusing on surviving the stress and accepting the situation. This should only be a very short term solution.

8) Listen Actively And Be Observant

An important part of any manager’s role is to take care of staff. Leaders who value their staff and know their strengths and weaknesses are highly attuned to the state of their staff.

Actively listening to what is said and to what is left unsaid, to tone of voice, and the choice of words, to body language and to the energy of each member of their team can give you an enormous amount of useful information about how your staff are doing. Be aware and mindful of the wellbeing of yourself and your staff.

Picking up potential stress early on and looking for ways to minimize any negative impact needs to become a natural part of a manager’s daily routine.

9) The Power of Anticipation, Planning and Prioritizing

Organizations which constantly have a kneejerk reaction to situations create a very stressful working environment. Anticipating future needs and planning to meet them enables your team to work to their strengths and to plan effectively.

Prioritize carefully, to ensure things are done in a sensible sequence, to avoid having to go over things again later.

Plan for efficiency, for you and your team as individuals and as a group. Think about the impact each person or team has on the other.

Make sure you clear about what really needs to be done and what constitutes duplication or “jobsworth” activities? (We have done it this was because we have always done it this way)

Ensure that interruptions or other people’s priorities, phone calls or emails are given the right levels of precedence. All too often they are given too much priority because they are immediate. They can cause a significant amount of stress as staff find themselves getting less and less done during the day.

Create clear lines of communication between you and your team, and between your team and others both inside and outside your department?

10) Constructive feedback

Acknowledge the positive contributions within your team and support development and growth where it is needed in a constructive and supportive way.

Stress is minimized when people feel they are making a valuable contribution to their organization. Significant job satisfaction is created when their role is recognized and there is public recognition of the part they have played.

“Thank you and well done!” must come from the heart. It serves no purpose to go through the motions.

Give your staff a voice. Encourage your team to share their thoughts with you and the rest of the team. Sharing their information, strategies and ideas can reduce stress and motivate team members. Create an appropriate protocol for people to do so on a regular basis. Remember that the collective skills, talents, creativity and facility to solve problems is far greater than any one person. As a manager consider how best to harness these resources and empower the team as a whole.

Finally if you want to create a culture which minimizes stress think about how much does your style of leadership impacts on the stress levels of individuals and the team as a\whole?

Remember:
Stress can cause major health problems or in extreme cases be fatal. All of the information included is for guidance only. If you are experiencing any health problems brought on or made worse by stress or if you are feeling significantly unhappy it is extremely important that you seek professional health advice. You should always seek the advice of your medical practitioner before any significant change in diet or exercise routine.

If you would like to work with an Executive Coach contact us at
info@recoveringworkaholics.com or through
info@graduatesolutions.co.uk


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Part 7 - Support for Partners of Workaholics

We publish a monthly newsletter designed for the partners of Workaholics.

You can subscribe to this by going to
www.recoveringworkaholics.com/partners.php
.


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Part 8 - The SaVVy Club®

The Bane of Business Travellers - LHR Syndrome

A well known but little talked about ailment is affecting many business travellers. It’s something often suffered in silence. But finally, there is a cure for Lonely Hotel Room Syndrome. 

Your friends are probably envious of your work induced wanderlust. "What are you moaning about?" they ask as you look crestfallen when yet another trip looms on the horizon. They don’t understand that the only sight seeing you get to do is through the grimy window of a train or taxi cab dashing from one meeting to the next.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

There is a simple cure - go out and experience the wealth of culture around you. A pre-organized social event is perfect. No organizing to do, just turn up and enjoy. They are the ideal way to meet likeminded travellers. Just think of the networking opportunities.

Next time you’re heading to London for a volley of meetings, don’t spend your evenings alone with only the remote control for company. Get out there and enjoy what the City has to offer.

Kim Rix
Founder and CEO of The SaVVy Club®  
London’s first boutique social events club.

For more information, please visit
www.savvyclub.co.uk
or call 0870 005 6225.


Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

If there are any topics you would like covered in future issues please let me know on info@recoveringworkaholics.com or complete the feedback form at www.recoveringworkaholics.com/enquiryform.php.

What do you think?

Warmest wishes,
Gina Gardiner

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phone in the UK 01708 703959 (or International +44 1708 703959).

Gina Gardiner recognized by "Investors in People" as creating an "innovative and exemplary training program for emerging and middle managers" and by Ofsted as an “inspirational leader”. Her experience includes that of “Change Management” and in supporting organizational leaders in developing strategic vision and creating a “can do” culture.

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