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January 17th is “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day”

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January 17th is popularly thought to be the day when lots of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions and has, it seems, been nominated “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day”.

If you are struggling with your New Year resolutions or working towards any other changes in your life, and you don’t want to ditch them, you might find some of the ideas in my Blue Monday post helpful.

Alternatively, I find these two quotes inspire me and they might do the same for you:

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

Chinese Proverb

Blue Monday … ?

numbers-1768348_640How is 2017 going for you?

I’m writing this on ‘Blue Monday’, the third Monday in January.emoticon-937608_1280

According to Caroline Webb’s article in The Telegraph, those of us who are in the UK today are “experiencing the bleakest day of the year … so named for its potent combination of cold nights and post-Christmas melancholy.” Continue reading “Blue Monday … ?”

Why We Work – and What Motivates Us?

office-594132_640Two TED talks I’ve watched lately have some interesting views on why we work and what motivates us and to what extent our approach to this is based on outdated (and even disproven) ideas. Continue reading “Why We Work – and What Motivates Us?”

The Psychology of Unwritten Rules

I enjoyed the episode entitled ‘Morals and Norms’ from the BBC Radio 4 series ‘The Human Zoo’. It’s about ‘the way we do things round here’, how we learn this, and the consequences of breaking those rules.

The process starts early – even at school there are ‘rules’ about where we hang our coats, put our shoes, how we talk to our teachers, how we play a particular game. Continue reading “The Psychology of Unwritten Rules”

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