Remember falling asleep in your spaghetti as a kid? I don’t, but there’s certainly photos of it happening. As kids we run around til our little hearts and heads can’t handle it any more, overwhelmed with the busy day of other kids, toys, cartoons, and cake, we shut down wherever we happen to be sitting. … More I don’t remember falling asleep
This tip seems strange at first, but trust me. Positive psychology has a lot to say about the words we use and the impact it has on those around us and their moods. Never apologise for being late. Flip the language and thank the people/person for their patience. It’s a simple Jedi mind trick to … More Pips Pro Tip #2
Let’s put a disclaimer on this before anything else is said. I’m not a professional in anything other than business – and even then, it’s only because I’ve worked in business for several years, had/have my own business, and have a qualification in business. I also feel super awkward about using the term “professional”, despite … More Introducing “Pips Pro Tips”
I work in an office. As such, there is always the little dramas, gossip, stories, and the rumour mill running rampant. Anything you say “in confidence” will more than likely be told to someone else by the end of the day, if not by the end of your sentence. It’s the risk you take day-to-day, … More Defending the women you work with
Recently I picked my guitar up again, and bless my housemates, they haven’t complained. I’ve been playing with startling regularity recently that I decided to get a full set up done to my guitar. This meant having the action lowered, neck reset, fret and machine heads cleaned and new strings put on it. Everything my … More Trying to get back in to habits
My workplace is currently undergoing a mental health awareness and respectful relationship overhaul. We as staff are taking all manner of tests to gauge our unconscious bias to better understand what it is and how it affects the judgements we make, without realising it. The tests have been amusing, and every time I gain a … More Unconscious Bias and Respectful Relationships
I was recently offered an ongoing position at my job until December. With this came a slight pay increase which was a huge relief. Having made minimum wage my entire life, a slight reprieve from financial terror is enough to make me want to cry. While I’m pretty good with my money, I am planning … More Trying to find a side hustle
Wow. I was not anticipating Managing Stress in the Workplace (or wherever) to go as well as it did. I had an overwhelming response from people! The likes, comments, emails and even friends texting me to say it was a helpful post was lovely and overwhelming. Well, the good news is I’m here with Part … More Managing Stress PART 2!
I’m in my late 20s. Closer to 30, really, and while getting older doesn’t bother me, my financial state, my feeling of a lack of adulting awareness and the feeling like I’m behind everyone else does bother me. Last week I woke up with this intense compulsion to get my life together and feel like … More Finances should be taught in schools.
While going through my digital files I came across a folder from 2016 when I was attempting my third (maybe fourth) degree. This one was Writing, Editing and Publishing. Something I gave up after the first semester because I was sick of being given low grades because the lecturer disagreed with my views on morality … More The Responsibility of Writers – Finding an old assessment journal