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Why technology is making us less productive

January 22, 2019
technology making us less productive

Is always being on affecting productivity? I got my first job in communications back in 2001. I worked hard, no doubt moaned about my long hours, but once I left work, that was it. I couldn’t physically do any more work. I couldn’t answer emails because I didn’t have WiFi at home and regardless, there wasn’t the technology to log in remotely. Our mobile phones only made phone…

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The lost art of being bored

March 24, 2018
The lost art of being bored

When did you last feel bored? I remember as a child feeling bored a lot. Time seemed to tick by very slowly and there just didn’t seem to be enough to do to fill the day. I remember minutes felt like hours and I had to try really hard to entertain myself. These days I feel the opposite is true. Admittedly, I have a far fuller life with…

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What does self-care mean?

February 20, 2018
what does self care mean

What is self-care? Nowadays, it seems there is a whole lifestyle being sold on self-care with scented candles, luxury bubble bath and turmeric based drinks all designed to improve our health and wellbeing. Posts on Instagram portray carefully curated images of must-have products all selling the self-care dream. But if we strip all of this away, what does the phrase self-care actually mean? Is it just candles and…

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Why rest is so important

January 10, 2018
rest is so important

Burning out By the end of 2017, I felt sluggish, run down and started to question where my energy had gone. And then I remembered: I have a child, a house to look after, oh.. and I also work full time to a job I commute to. I would finish a day’s work, catch the train home, pick my son up from nursery, bath and put him to…