How exercise can boost your happiness

How exercise can boost your happiness

I know that exercise is good for me, but that doesn’t mean I always manage to do it.  Some mornings the very last thing I feel like doing is getting out of bed and heading outside to run.  But as hard as that first step is, I don’t think I’ve ever regretted going –...
Some thoughts on how to stay sane

Some thoughts on how to stay sane

How are you?   I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that our lives, and our work, fundamentally changed in March.  Now that the Easter holidays are here, I’ve been reflecting on the approaches that I’ve found useful, and I thought I’d share some...
Do your habits make you happy?

Do your habits make you happy?

A habit is a behaviour that has been repeated enough times to become automatic.  They’re reliable solutions to recurring problems.  Your brain loves them because they require very little thought or effort on its part.  In fact, that’s the ultimate purpose of habits:...
Give yourself the best gift this Christmas – self care

Give yourself the best gift this Christmas – self care

  How is it already December?  If you’re anything like me it seems like just a few weeks ago that we were updating our displays, writing class lists into planners and trying to learn everybody’s name and now suddenly it’s mock exams, carol concerts or nativity...
Would you like to join me for a coffee?

Would you like to join me for a coffee?

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that flourishing at work is not a solo endeavour.  The number one predictor of happiness is strong social connections, and what’s one of the best ways to connect with your colleagues?  Sharing a cup of coffee....
Do you suffer from Monday-itis? This might help cure you.

Do you suffer from Monday-itis? This might help cure you.

How do you feel about Monday’s?  I always rather dreaded them. My Monday routine used to be – hit snooze more times than was sensible, put off leaving for work by prevaricating over what I was going to wear and whether or not I should make my lunch, and then...

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