Daily Bulletin


  • Written by Tess Sanders Lazarus

Jodie Brenton, managing director of Australia’s largest psychology and counselling franchise brand, Life Resolutions, today said leaders and managers need to keep well in order to be effective, but sometimes this can be easier said than done.


“Owning and running a business, and being a manager in today’s environment can be challenging and stressful,” Jodie said today.


“It seems as though everyone is working longer hours, taking on more responsibility, dealing with more issues, and having to manage more challenges.  All of this takes its toll on everyone, particularly, the people responsible for leading and managing through these challenges and yet, it is these people who need to stay mentally healthy and well to deal with all of the stress and pressures associated in order to provide guidance and help support everyone else.  


“This is why I strongly recommend to managers to take care of yourself.   Don’t take your health for granted.  


“Taking good care of your mental health and overall wellbeing means you will sleep better, think more clearly, feel more confident and less stressed, help to keep your blood pressure at lower levels, have more energy and feel better overall.   All of this means you will be more effective as a leader and a manager.”


Jodie has put some top tips together to help leaders and managers take good care of their mental health and wellbeing.


  • Turn your phone off at the dining / dinner table.   This rule should never be broken


  • Take time out and spend time with friends, family and others.   Be present mentally and ensure you fully immerse yourself and don’t think or talk about work


  • Reduce your intake of alcohol.   Alcohol affects your sleep, blood pressure and other elements of your health.   Avoid any type of inappropriate drug use


  • Talk openly with those you trust and do it often.   This helps to process, share and reduce the weight of problems


  • Exercise regularly.   Make sure you find time to do this no matter what.   If you don’t have time to go the gym, go for fast paced walks at least four times per week


  • Get enough sleep.   Avoid doing things before you go to bed that may affect your sleep patterns.  Sleep is very important for our body because it gives our body time to restore itself


  • Plan your time well and set realistic targets.  Scheduling is important in keeping things organised and reducing last minute and unnecessary stress


  • Get a hobby, take up an activity that is not work related and enables you to switch off completely


“Finally, and most importantly, ask a friend or loved one to help keep you accountable to these things.  Sometimes a gentle reminder from a caring friend or loved one can assist to keep you on track with your mental health and wellness.   Your health depends on it, and so does your job.”


Established in 2001 by respected industry duo Mary Magalotti and Jodie Brenton, Life Resolutions is a national brand of psychologists and allied mental health practitioners with a strong commitment to providing Australians of all ages and backgrounds with the highest standards in counselling and professional care.     Jodie Brenton is the group's national managing director. 



Writers Wanted

Virgin sacrifice: boardroom bloodletting signals a classic private-equity hijacking


COVID won't kill populism, even though populist leaders have handled the crisis badly


The Conversation


Prime Minister Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

KIERAN GILBERT: Kieran Gilbert here with you and the Prime Minister joins me. Prime Minister, thanks so much for your time.  PRIME MINISTER: G'day Kieran.  GILBERT: An assumption a vaccine is ...

Daily Bulletin - avatar Daily Bulletin

Did BLM Really Change the US Police Work?

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has proven that the power of the state rests in the hands of the people it governs. Following the death of 46-year-old black American George Floyd in a case of ...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer

Scott Morrison: the right man at the right time

Australia is not at war with another nation or ideology in August 2020 but the nation is in conflict. There are serious threats from China and there are many challenges flowing from the pandemic tha...

Greg Rogers - avatar Greg Rogers

Business News

3 Ways to Keep Your Business Safe with Roller Shutters

If you operate your business in a neighbourhood or city that is not known for being a safe environment, it is not surprising if you often worry about the safety of your business establishments o...

News Co - avatar News Co

Expert Tips on How to Create a Digital Product to Sell on Your Blog

As the managing director of a growing talent agency, I use the company blog to not only promote my business but as a way to establish ourselves as an authority in our industry. You see, blogs a...

Adam Jacobs - avatar Adam Jacobs

How to Find A company with Tijuana manufacturing

If you have decided to launch a business in Tijuana, there is a need to know about the manufacturing companies. The decision to choose a manufacturing company is not so easy as it looks.   The rig...

News Company - avatar News Company

News Co Media Group

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion