Four Steps to Manage your Mood in Meetings

Ever sat in a meeting and felt frustrated, bored or irritable?  Wouldn’t it be better if instead you felt relaxed, curious and energised?  You can’t control what others say and do in meetings, but you can control your own responses, affect how you feel and influence other people.

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Four Questions to Find your Focus

There is plenty of advice in books, articles and apps on how to switch off to regain focus.  We know what we should do – reduce screen time, accept we can’t multi-task, practice mindfulness  – but something prevents us.  I think there are two factors in play…..

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Why we need to hit Pause

The clocks in the UK went back at the weekend and if you are like me, you were grateful for the extra hour in bed to make up for being up late the night before – if you are like my mother, you got up at your usual time and used the extra hour to get more done. 

Whichever, it got me thinking about sleep and rest – how much we need it and how how it’s becoming difficult to get enough of it in our busy, always on lives.

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Inbox Overload

The fundamental problem is that we cannot control the number of emails hitting our inboxes.  We are at the mercy of circumstances……email is a tool to do our work rather than the work itself…..

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Back to School?

September has that “back to school” feel about it, even when you don’t have school-age children.  It feels like a new beginning, particularly if you have just returned from holiday…..September is a good time to make changes in how you live your life.  Before the holiday feeling slips away, and you fall into your normal routine, resolve to make …

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