In our crazy world of information overload, it’s not just our favourite box sets that we’re bingeing on. There’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Medium, and that’s before you open your inbox to a daily serving of news, business, politics or retail briefings. (Yes, I just called ASOS’s spam “retail briefings” to make them sound relevant and important. You’re welcome.) My relationship with information is very similar to my relationship with sugar. Like sugar, information can be both a delicious escape...
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Quick quiz: You’re in the Quiet Coach on the train and someone is on the phone. Do you: A) Give a quick eye-roll and move on. Orange is the New Black isn’t going to watch itself. B) Spend the duration of that call brooding about how you would go and tell the lucky caller exactly what you think of their laissez-faire attitude to Quiet Coach etiquette. C) Rip the phone from out of their hand, thrown it out into the...
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There are lots of clichés about the difficulty of breaking old habits and forming new ones. You’re stuck in a rut. Old habits die hard. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Annoyingly, when it comes to changing habits the catchphrase dictionary is stacked against us. When you want to kick something that doesn’t serve you into the long grass, we can describe the frustration of being weighed down by a bad habit, but not the attitudes and methods...
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I found about Northern Power Women through a very good friend of mine, who has always encouraged me to be true to myself and follow what I believe in. Although I can come across as a very self-assured and confident person in work, life and in social situations, I think I was at a point in a relationship where I had lost belief in my ability and had someone putting me down for the choices I made, and who clearly...
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I like new year resolutions. The beginning of the school year often feels even more like a fresh start than 1st January. What’s your resolution for the (unofficial) new year? A lot of the conversations I have in my work life centre on this, and a repetitive theme is time. “More time for myself.” “More time for development.” “More time with other people.” “Keeping within my hours.” “Maintaining a good balance on my flexitime so I get good quality time...
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