Sleeping on the job: how a quick nap makes us more efficient

While working from home have you had a cheeky nap? Don’t feel guilty. Research shows a brief kip boosts productivity. But will it catch on in the office? Naps need to hire a publicist. Not in China, where desk-side snoozes are a constitutional right; Japan, where inemuri (“sleeping while present”) is a sign you’ve been…

Blog: Self Deprecation Achieves Nothing. Lets stamp it out!

I am worthless. I am pathetic. What Am I doing here? I am an imposter. I cannot do this. Do you tell yourself these things? Its called self-deprecation.  And let me tell you one thing, self-deprecation solves nothing and will only make you feel down / sad / bad / worthless. The way you talk…

Article: Why You Eat More When You’re Bored

Pandemic apathy or actual appetite? Dieticians explain how to tell the difference. As the monotony of lockdown life sets in again, many of us have found ourselves reaching for snacks more often. Whether we’re working from home or back in the office, furloughed or recently redundant, looking after children or dependents, or living through another…

Article: 39 Totally Free Gift Ideas

With all the gifting that comes with the holiday season, your bank account is probably in need of some out-of-the-box ideas that don’t involve more shopping. Besides, creating gifts for the ones that matter most always gets a better reaction than say, that seriously expensive gift you splurged on at the last minute that you…

Back to Running, week 3

New running shoes have really helped make a difference for me. I was rinning before in a more general pair of gym trainers. Which are great for weight lifting, but not so supportive for running. I have always struggled to find comfortable shoes, especially for fitness activities. To add to it, England is currently in…

Back to running, week two

I have just started my third week of running. I’ve been enjoying the variety it has added to my workout schedule. Last week an old ankle injury flared up, so I took a couple off running. Having a fairly diverse workout schedule means I can be flexi and adapt my plans when my ankle is…

Blog: Challenging the lie of perfection

Perfection? Sounds great doesn’t it. It sounds ideal, relaxing. The thing is perfection does not exist. Chasing perfection is a journey with no end. You cannot achieve perfection, there will always be something that changes. The myth of perfection really damages people. The burden of never feeling good enough can wreck us. Life is supposed…

Blog: It is good to talk

Happy Friday. How are you? Had a good week? Love to hear how everyone is doing today, good, bad, indifferent, or even MEH. Lets hear how you are doing.  Its good to talk and chat. Any weekend plans? This is not an in depth blog today.  I just wanted to touch on the idea that…