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There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise… Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise… Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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Better For Balance International Women’s Day 2019

In his book The Wisdom of Crowds James Surowieki talks about how decisions made by groups are more reliable and better than those made by individuals.

But just having a group of smart individuals coming together isn’t the answer – it’s not the smarts that counts but the number of women in the group.

Research by MIT Carnegie Mellon and Union College discovered it is the level of cooperation between all parties that matters. Led by Anita Williams Woolley the research team found that groups can perform consistently well across different tasks in just the same way as an individual and that the general effectiveness was determined by the group’s level of social sensitivity, that is increased by the presence of women.

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How to Use Optimism To Boost Smarter Sharper Thinking

Ever had those days where everything seems to go wrong and you’re wondering how you’re going to clean up the mess without falling further behind in all your tasks?

How quickly you sort everything out and how much impact it has on your emotions and energy will be strongly influenced by your level of optimism. This isn’t about looking at the world through rose tinted glasses, it’s about resilience, perspective taking and managing adversity well.

While we all have a tendency towards optimism or pessimism, learned optimism provides an alternative way of thinking that can help us get out of a jam.

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How to schedule in time for self-care in an over busy schedule

Too much to do and too little time is the modern day catch-cry. Everyone is so busy, there’s precious enough time to juggle all our work and family commitments let alone schedule in time for ourselves.

And when we do, we bear the burden of guilt, feeling selfish as if we’ve committed some kind of social sin.

It’s time for a reframe because it is our lack of self-care that is resulting in poorer lifestyle choices leading to a loss of energy, drive and fulfillment. Catch-22.

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Are You Celebrating Love at Work?

It’s Valentine’s Day this week and love is in the air. It’s time to reconnect with those we love in life and work. “Jenny did you just say at work?” I sure did and for the following reason. We love our partner, our kids, the dog and our family (most of the time)....

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What’s the Third Item on Your Priority List?

A friend recently shared about a conversation they had had with someone else about this and it got me wondering. Firstly, because it took me a couple of moments to work out “What IS the third item on my priority list for today?” Secondly, “Why should this matter...

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Finding work that’s rewarding; the human-centric workplace

Traditionally perks and bonuses have been seen as the way to incentivise employees to work harder, this research demonstrates money doesn’t activate our intrinsic motivation to do great work. It’s more effective to tap into what does, which Ariely summarises as, make the work rewarding, build trust and provide challenge to build pride i.e. treat people as human, and say thanks.

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