PRIORITISATION
The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert Mike Bourne
19.06.2019.
Although writing from a project background, I have become more aware of the need for effective prioritisation in almost every modern role.   When faced with dozens of work items, all of which are required ASAP, it is easy to become daunted by the tasks before you....
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WORKING RELATIONSHIP BUILDING - PART TWO
The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert Mike Bourne
05.06.2019.
You always remember great service, in fact with the correct level of attentiveness and rapport you are even willing to overlook short-fallings in other areas. Conversely you are likely to remember particularly poor service even longer.   A strong professional...
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FEAR
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
04.06.2019.
Fear is instilled in us. It has been that way for many, many years and by that I don’t just mean since the day we were born, I mean for millions of years, from the day we flopped out of the sea and started walking we have used fear to survive. Our sense of fear...
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WORKING RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Mike Bourne
20.05.2019.
The old adage ‘Don’t burn your bridges’ is advice that you should always strive to follow, both professionally and on a personal level. However this advice makes the assumption that you have bridges built to burn!   There are two main areas where...
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THE ART OF ORGANISATION
The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Mike Bourne
08.05.2019.
After upping sticks and relocating to the other end of the country recently, we are looking forward to welcoming the first visitor to our new home in Cornwall. With our son's impending arrival I began thinking about the importance of being organised…   My...
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MAKING YOUR HOME MORE MINDFUL
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
06.05.2019.
Having a quiet and calming space for you to relax and re-centre yourself is incredibly important. Whether the kids are driving you bananas today, there was one too many passive-aggressive emails at work  and you can feel yourself ready to explode, you feel like the...
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THERE'S AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
05.05.2019.
There’s an elephant in the room. He really wants you to talk to him, to acknowledge him.  The more you ignore him, the more destruction he’s going to make, he’ll be doing song and dances round the living room, acrobatics on a ball, anything...
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I'M TOO BUSY LOVING MYSELF
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
01.05.2019.
I wholeheartedly believe that we cannot receive love until we love ourselves. The relationship we have with ourselves is probably the most important and hardest one to maintain. “Often the relationship that needs the most work is the one we have with...
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MINDFULL OR MINDFUL?
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
30.04.2019.
A common misconception with Mindfulness is that if you are mindful you never have low mood, bad days (at least not that bad) but every person on this planet has emotions and is only human, we still feel heartbreak, loss, we still put unnecessary pressures on ourselves to be...
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MAYDAY - I NEED HELP.
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
29.04.2019.
There are plenty of times in our lives that we will need to ask for help. Whether that be help with moving a piece of furniture, help with our well-being or help to overcome an addiction. Below, I will list some useful contacts if you or someone you know needs...
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50 WAYS TO SELF-CARE
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
22.04.2019.
1.       Pay complete attention to something you usually do on auto pilot, e.g getting dressed, making coffee 2.       Be selfish, do something for you today! 3.       De-clutter your...
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GRIEF
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
15.04.2019.
Grief noun 1.       Intense sorrow. (in most cases this is caused by someone’s death)   We grieve many things throughout our lives. We grieve the loss of life but we also grieve the ending of relationships, the ending of a...
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A RECIPE FOR SELF-LOVE
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
08.04.2019.
Start off with a “10 minute rule” We can get ourselves so worked up and stressed out some days that we genuinely convince ourselves that we don’t have 5 – 10 minutes to spare. It’s important to create that time to set ourselves up in the best...
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31 QUESTIONS FOR SELF-DISCOVERY
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
02.04.2019.
31 Questions for Self-Discovery 1.       What am I feeling at the moment? 2.       What is causing me to feel that way? 3.       What do I need more of in my...
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INCLUSIVITY = DIVERSITY
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
25.03.2019.
At what point in life does it become acceptable to tell people their views are wrong? This is a question I don’t believe I’m going to be able to answer in one post. I struggle with this on a day-to-day basis. Being open and willing to listen to other...
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CHILDREN & MINDFULNESS
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
13.03.2019.
This week, I have had the privilege of parenting an (almost) 5-year-old with the most distaste for the world and anything that means “listening to the man”.   Shoes no longer belonged on feet, school was the most boring place in the world and anything I...
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LET'S UNPACK
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins.
06.03.2019.
Emotional baggage is often the heaviest and most times we don’t realise how much we are carrying. It’s only when entering new relationships, new environments or situations that we realise how much our past can affect our future. We hold on to fear that we are...
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MONEY
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins
03.03.2019.
“If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table not a taller fence.” - Anonymous Money, to most, holds the belief that with it, we will be happier, wiser, more beautiful etc and it is something that causes significant distress if you don’t...
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MENTAL HEALTH IS ALL TALK...
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins
19.02.2019.
So let’s talk about it. What some people don’t know is that as much as being down, wanting to be in bed all day and not eating much (or over eating) are signs of depression and other mental illnesses so is excessive happiness and a lot of other usual symptoms so...
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THE CALM AMIDST THE CHAOS
The Finding Happy Series from Make Me A Plan's Mindfulness Expert, Aria Robbins
13.02.2019.
When you are in the middle of chaos. You’re not sure what you’re going to do. That bill you were dreading has come through the door, your relationship just ended or your boss has requested a meeting with you… one of these things is enough to make your head...
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MAKE ME A MASTER PLAN RETREAT
Life lessons from the heart of the Cornish countryside
30.01.2019.
Day 1 of the Make Me A Masterplan Retreat will see the Make Me A Plan crew welcome you to The Orchard from 2pm, with a warm smile and some super-healthy refreshments to melt away the morning’s journey.   After an Introduction to Nutrition Planning,...
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