What is your weapon of mass distraction? I know you have got one (we all do!) Is it Netflix, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook? Maybe it is your emails, You Tube, gaming or chatting on your phone. How much time do you think you spend (or waste) each day? I was recently horrified to find out that…

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Here’s a question for you…. Would you say that most of the time you react or you respond? What’s the difference you might ask? Well, a reaction is instantaneous, unconscious and usually emotional. It happens in the moment without much (or any) thought going into the long term consequences. A response on the other hand…

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Who likes making mistakes? Any hands up? Not many, I’m guessing. Because most of us really hate making mistakes and try to avoid them at all costs. It is not hard to see why. Mistakes can be super embarrassing. They can create messes that have to be cleaned up. They can make you feel silly…

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For some reason, being busy makes us feel important. Like we are doing something, going somewhere. It is a cultural badge of honour that so many of us proudly wear. But the funny thing is, few of us actually like being busy. No-one ever said to themselves “when I grow up I want to be…

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Language is incredibly powerful. If you have been reading my Monday Mindsets for a while you will know that I am fascinated by the power of words to shape our feelings and even our lives. Semantics. It matters. Consider this description from a book I am reading by Lisa Feldman Barrett about emotions. “Imagine the…

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We humans are so negative sometimes. (actually, a lot of the time!). In part, it is because we are wired that way. In evolutionary terms it makes sense to pay particular attention to things that may harm you. It’s much more useful to notice a snake on your path than a spray of daisies, right?…

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There are a lot of things that drive me just a little bit crazy. Many of them, at the moment, revolve around the habits of teenagers. (I am blessed with two 😀) The mountains of laundry that materialise every day. The boxes of cereal left out on the bench. The empty snack wrappers stuffed between…

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What is the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? Seriously, can anyone tell me? You may argue that cupcakes usually have more icing, and muffins tend to have a little less sugar or fat. But when you get down to it, essentially they are pretty much the same thing. They both have the same…

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