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Monday Mojo – Pick Your Colour

What colour matches your mood today? Colours mean different things to people across cultures and traditions: some people associate red with love, others see it as a signal for danger or passion. Blue might be an indicator of calm or for sadness. The latter is one reason today has been labelled “Blue” Monday, when some …

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 …

New Year, New You? No need! Forget resolutions, and try this

It’s around this time of year that the “New Year, New You” push starts, and all the malarkey that it’s time for a “better” you is in every corner of your news feed. Honestly, it’s exhausting. People have enough to be dealing with in this day and age, without the impression that they’re not already …

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 …