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During this time of year in Australia, most locals are getting excited to put up their Christmas tree, exchange gifts and celebrate the end of another year with a few drinks. However, as our workplaces are becoming more and more diverse, it is important to remember all cultures, and how differently some people might (or might not!) celebrate.

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While many people look forward to the Holiday Period at this time of year, for others, it can be a stressful time. The added expense of buying gifts for loved ones, attending celebrations as the year wraps up, or travelling back home to see family can be a massive burden on some. However, it is also important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, with conflicting priorities between your work and your personal life, how do we achieve this balance?

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Carving out some time to take care of yourself will put you in a better mental position to do what you need to do, and achieve your goals. Find out how my 15 favourite techniques help to recharge myself in the hope some will work for you!

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The true key to happiness is to stop comparing yourself to others especially when it comes down to your career. Comparing ourselves to others is a habit that most of us fall into quite easily, and so it is important to consciously make an effort to cease that behaviour.

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Have you ever started a new course or school and been faced with the daunting reality that you don’t know a single person in the room? This is a scary thought for anybody at any age of their life – little children starting school for the first time through to mature aged students going back to university, or even starting a new Work Integrated Learning placement or job. It happens to all of us at any time of our life. So how do we combat this?
 

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Staying fit and healthy is often a priority most have. But how do we ensure that our mind and body stay healthy and strong during the cold and wintery months? The cold and flu season is here and it's common for people to fall sick, which can be dreadful and means missing out on things.

But not to worry - there are a couple of things that you can do to prevent the sniffles.

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Stress is defined as a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your personal or professional lives. I think we can all agree that we have all felt stressed at some stage in our lives (for those who don’t agree, lucky you!). It’s an uncomfortable feeling, and it can affect your performance and wellbeing. Learning to manage stress in a healthy way is extremely important to your quality of life. Here are five top tips to help identify and manage stress:
 

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So now that you’ve successfully secured your Work Integrated Learning placement, what’s next? It’s time to start preparing to get the most from the experience! While it can be daunting to start in a new company, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you settle in quickly. 

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