Summary

Wellbeing is important to all of us and is vital to the health and performance of any person. The term 'not just a job' could not be more accurate than when describing life in the military. Military life brings with it layers of challenges. Whilst highly rewarding, the military member will juggle extraordinary and often competing priorities. An individual will balance requirements for physical fitness, training and education schedules, long stints away from home, frequent relocations, and dedication to a service beyond reproach, just to name a few. This doesn't include the 'other' serving members - their family, without whom service would be less effective. The Runway focus is on reputable professional and academic sources that provide practical and authoritative guidance that can help motivate and inform your decision to reflect often, plan the changes necessary, and ultimately improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.  


Articles

367
Wellbeing

Building Resilence - Pack Up Your Troubles

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile.
PME Level All levels
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C2622087
364
Wellbeing

Suicidal Warning Signs

Air Force's Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing and Beyond Blue can help understand what to do when someone is not tracking too well.
PME Level All levels
362
Wellbeing

Why We all Need to Practice Emotional First Aid

Psychological injuries occur more frequently than do physical injuries, and self-limiting thoughts inhibit us from administering the appropriate emotional first aid required to reach our potential.
PME Level All levels
https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_the_case_for_emotional_hygieneVideo
151
Wellbeing

Wellbeing - R U OK? How to Ask

Living our values takes courage.
PME Level All levels
149
Wellbeing

The 3 things I need as a High Functioning, Over-achieving, Extroverted Mother with Major Depression.

High-functioning, Over-achieving, Extroverted Mothers are Human Too.
PME Level All levels
105
Wellbeing

Tips for Developing Good Habits

Habits and dealing with change positively is something everyone has in common and it takes leadership to help others change.
PME Level All levels
91
Wellbeing

Physical Activity - Setting Yourself Goals

Goal-setting and positive habits get you the results you really want.
PME Level All levels
387
Wellbeing

Can You Choose Happiness?

Happiness is viewed as a perspective or a journey, not a destination nor fate we are delivered.
PME Level All levels
https://andrewmatthews.com/can-you-choose-happiness/Podcast
383
Wellbeing

How to Deal with Trauma

Stress and traumatic events are perceived differently by each individual but are equal in importance for understanding.
PME Level All levels