ON SOMETHING NEW

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
23.01.2020.
Well, my little blog is not quite so new any more. This fortnight’s edition, the second of four in the winter of 2020 mental health series, marks the 10th time I have put pen to paper on these pages. So why does our mind often race, and fixate, about things new, at...
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SETTING INTENTIONS FOR 2020

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Danielle Clancy
15.01.2020.
As we start the New Year, now is the ideal time to set your career intentions. With this year not only being the start of a new decade but also a number that represents clarity of vision. What better time to build a plan that will take you to the next level of success?Start...
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SO, NOW WHAT?

The Relationship with Self Series from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Tamsin Cain
14.01.2020.
Christmas and the New Year have been and gone and if you're like me, you're not entirely sure how to feel about it.      I look forward to Christmas all year long and really struggle when it's all over. I plan for it for months, putting...
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ON SOMETHING OLD

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
09.01.2020.
If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard or seen the phrase “new year, new you” in the past fortnight, I certainly wouldn’t be a rich philosopher (we philosophers of course would never measure riches in cold hard currency anyway), but my...
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STAYING HEALTHY OVER CHRISTMAS

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Danielle Clancy
18.12.2019.
December is a time for eating, drinking and being merry as the festive season draws in. This also means the holiday period is notoriously difficult for our healthy eating habits and exercise regimes. Of course, Christmas is the time to enjoy yourself, so we’ve got a...
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TOO MUCH TO DO AND NOT ENOUGH TIME

The Relationship with Self Series from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Tamsin Cain
17.12.2019.
Think about all of the things you do in a day; going to work, the laundry, washing dishes, paying bills, cleaning the bathroom, looking after the kids, walking the dog, eating, shopping sleeping – it’s exhausting and with so much to do in just one day...
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ON PARTIES

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
12.12.2019.
As Britain goes to the polls today in the midst of the festive season, for the first time in a century, parties are hot topics even more than they usually would be in December. Life is all about the choices we make. Make Me A Plan has accordingly compiled a handy guide to...
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THERE'S NO I IN TEAM

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Danielle Clancy
04.12.2019.
In effective teams, people learn from each other, support each other, help each other. Among less effective teams we see conflict and clashing agendas, taking without giving, and lukewarm commitment.   What makes our teams work?   Good teams identify exactly...
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DISTORTION

The Relationship with Self Series from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Tamsin Cain
03.12.2019.
Distorted thoughts are those thoughts we have that are exaggerated or out of proportion to what is actually going on in our lives and are usually negative in tone. There are various types of distorted thoughts and they can seem confusing, frustrating or even scary but they...
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ON GENDER

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
28.11.2019.
As I sit at my laptop penning this fortnight’s edition, as it’s November 28th and I am a female, I have already spent the last two weeks working for free.   Let me explain. You’ve probably heard of the gender pay gap. That means that a man doing the...
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