Quiet often after a holiday or a break it is difficult to get back into work and work habits. This affects us both physically and mentally, it is pretty normal!

Physically - we may be a bit out of condition due to the extra eating, drinking and relaxing rather than exercising. This may restrict our capacity to do some of our physical jobs so make sure you ease yourself into physical tasks if that is what your job entails. Plan out a daily routine which allows enough time for work, rest, exercise and play.

At the beginning of a new year and while we are perhaps having a holiday or looking forward to one, now is a good opportunity to reflect on the past year and look at all the things (good, bad and perhaps ugly) that may have happened to us.

CONTRIBUTORS TO WA RURAL AND REGIONAL MEN'S HEALTH RECOGNISED THROUGH THE LAUNCH OF THE WARRIOR AMBASSADOR AWARDS

December 2013 marks the launch of the Warrior Ambassador Awards which have been established by Wheatbelt Men's Health (WMH) to acknowledge all contributors - past, present and future - who have supported WMH as an organisation and the Regional Men's Health Initiative (RMHI) generally.

Winner - Mental Health Commission Good Outcomes Awards

The Mental Health Commission, mental health good outcomes awards are to recognize outstanding achievements, innovation and excellence in the field of mental health in Western Australia. The awards are a highlight of mental health Week which was from October 6th to 13th.

As individuals we all have a different capacity to handle stress.

Our own innate level of resilience is tested when challenged by change either on a personal front or in the workplace.  Our life's journey will have many unknowns and the only guarantee in that journey is that there will be change.