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Category: Work-Life Balance

Take Time to Play

Take Time to Play

How many of you live for the weekend? It’s a common feeling for professionals whose main goal is simply to get through the week. At 5pm every Friday, you’ll see the predictable exodus from the office. You can even sense the relief in the train stations, the supermarkets and the pubs that the weekend is here having survived another week. It’s not just this weekly cycle that drives us. From around early September, professionals have been counting down to the…

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Commuting

Commuting

For many people, commuting is the worst part of their day. Unreliable trains, heavy traffic, the British weather – all these can increase stress levels and put us in the worst of moods before the working day has even begun. There is, however, a secret movement out there. A group of people who arrive at work with a smile on their faces. For this group, the commute is an adventure – something to look forward to and, even better, something you get to…

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Be Less Busy

Be Less Busy

Small talk. Painful isn’t it? Particularly at work. Any conversation with someone you’ve not seen or spoken to in a while invariably starts with a discussion about how busy you both are. It’s so predictable. I quite like turning this into a game by trying to guess how long it will take before the conversation follows this path. It’s always much quicker than you expect. No-one is ever ‘not busy’ in the corporate world. Even if things are a little quieter than usual it’s “the calm before…

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