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In a Slump? It’s Just the Broken Window Effect

It’s been your typical bank holiday in the UK. A bonus day off, a little light daytime drinking, and a whole lot of relaxing. It also means an additional day of my child and husband creating chaos, and me, quite frankly, not being all that bothered to do anything useful. I have piles of laundry that have come out of nowhere, dried-on toothpaste on the sinks, clumps of cat-floof on …

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Decision Fatigue: You May Even Have it Right Now

If you’re reading this in the afternoon or later, I’d bet you have decision fatigue. Especially if you’re reading this while you’re meant to be doing something important. Lets check: when was the last time you experienced any or all of the following: Irritable or angry Fuzzy or vague thinking Lacking in confidence Impulse decisions Bad spending choices Decision avoidance Depending on the time of day, your job, and the …

Happiness Mind

Mindfulness Moment: Embrace Your Commute

I genuinely look forward to my drive to work. The more traffic, the better. I like to arrive feeling calm and relaxed before the chaos hits me. I’m a big believer in your mood affecting the way people respond to you, so I know that if I arrive at work feeling calm, happy and creative, I’m off to a good start. I’m aware that I’m a little odd in this …

Mind

The Dunning-Kruger Effect… Or Why is my Boss an Idiot?

Darwin said “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge”. If you’ve ever missed out on a promotion or job because of inflated claims on a CV, this is probably painfully familiar. If you know someone who on the outside is very successful, maybe talks a good game but is based on little actual substance, again this is probably familiar. If you’ve experienced work stress because of management decisions that …