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Blue Monday and Why it Matters

Blue Monday is the name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using …

Monday Mojo – Balance Your Busy

How busy are you these days? On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being enough time to kick back with a boxset and a brew, and 10 being “seriously, I’m that busy I’m forgetting to breathe” have a think about where you are on a busy-ness level. Last week, I talked about reinventing your time, exploring your …

Monday Mojo – Reinvent Your Time

How is your relationship with time? You might have noticed it’s hard to escape it in our Industrial Age. There’s the clock on your ‘phone. Your FitBit if you have one. Your computer. The car dashboard. You might have an online calendar.Maybe a meal or fitness schedule. Everything, it seems, is controlled by time.  That’s …

New Year Mojo – Take Up Space

How are you feeling? It’s been a tense week for some, and in the next couple of days we will say goodbye not just to another year –   but an entire decade; and wow, what a decade it’s been right? In some ways, 2019 has been a year of national positives that we can all be …

Christmas Mojo-Ho-Ho – Ease the Pressure

How are you doing? It’s all a bit frantic out there isn’t it? People doing last-minute shopping. Not being able to look at one more mince pie.Asking yourself if it’s too early to take the decorations down yet. Even if you’re not gripped by the festive season, you might still be feeling The Pressure. And by …

Monday Mojo – Let It Out

Have you been holding things in lately? Sometimes we stay quiet because it feels like the right thing to do.It might also be better, now and then, not to rock the boat.And occasionally, because life is just easier that way, you might decide to keep shtum. I totally get it. There’s even some science behind …

Monday Mojo – Risk Forward

How do you cope with not knowing?  In a digital age where we can have answers at our finger tips, there’s something unsettling about situations where we just. don’t. know.  21st century living has been described as VUCA:• Volatile• Uncertain• Complex• Ambiguous.  One of the reasons, Margriet Sitskoorn explains, may be that on a daily basis, we …

Monday Mojo – Drop the Rock

Have you been beating yourself up lately? It’s easy to fall into the trap of perfectionism:• Questioning your decision-making• Saying yes when you mean no• Setting your sights on getting it right, all the time And when we feel we’ve fallen short, lost our way, or slipped up somewhere along the line, we throw rocks …

Monday Mojo – Return to Simplicity

How complicated does your life feel today? If you can sit back where you are in a joyful glow that life is a piece of cake right now, then genuinely that’s wonderful. Please celebrate the win with at least one cup of tea and a rich tea biscuit. (Gretchen Rubin explains why it’s scientifically important …

Monday Mojo – Find Your Word

What word sums up how you’re feeling today? It might be:Tired.Frustrated. Motivated. Or all / none of the above. The thing about feelings is they can change in an instant.  For example, you arrive at work full of the joys of spring, only to find a snotty email from someone that sets the tone for …