Know your strengths. This tip is useful in a range of situations. Whether it’s going to a job interview or when being asked to complete a task; knowing your strengths is a massive bonus and will always help you feel better about yourself as you think about them. It could be “hard working” or “resilience”, … More Pips Pro Tip #4
You always have time to breathe. Seems silly, but taking a few deep, deliberate breaths can do wonders to calm you down and help you focus. Make sure you breathe all the way in to your diaphragm and fill your lungs. Then exhale slowly, concentrating on nothing but the slow inhale and exhale. 5 truly … More Pips Pro Tip #3
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
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
Getting critical feedback is a vital part of developing your craft as a writer/creative. I personally find it critical for other parts of my life too, but we’ll stick to writing for now. I was meant to post this about two weeks ago, but life got away from me and I had no idea how … More Dealing with critical feedback
I’m a bit of a stress head. While some people think I’m a pretty chilled and laid back person, they’ve probably only known me a short amount of time and haven’t yet realised that I have no idea how to relax. Sure, I can have fun and I can let loose, but I don’t “chill” … More Managing Stress in the Workplace (or wherever)