Ep 127: Are you Planning, Predicting or Playwriting?
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by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
6d ago
in this episode, Richard Pilar take a look at the different kinds of future-oriented thinking we can do. As not all of it is helpful, it's useful to distinguish between our planning, our predicting and our 'playwriting'. Let us know if you have any follow-up questions or comments Email us at 'podcast at worklifepsych dot com'  Thanks for listening! Resources for this episode Community Plus: worklifepsych.com/communityplus Blog post: Planning, Predicting or Playwriting? Podcast: First steps in Mindfulness: https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/126/ Podcast: Seeing thoughts for what they ar ..read more
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Ep 126: First Steps in Mindfulness
My Pocket Psych | The Psychology of the Workplace
by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
2w ago
Welcome to episode 126, where Richard is joined by Dr. Sarah Strohmaier, an expert in the science of mindfulness. In this episode, they look at the practicalities of adopting mindfulness practices and how even very brief mindfulness exercises can be beneficial. Despite the term being over-hyped in recent times, the evidence for its impact is quite clear. They also discuss the upcoming masterclass Sarah is running for the WorkLifePsych online community. If you have follow-up questions, you can drop us an email: podcast at worklifepsych dot com Resources for this episode Follow Sarah on twitter ..read more
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Ep 125: Preparing for the year ahead
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by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
1M ago
In this final episode of 2022, Richard explores how we can reflect on the year gone by to better help us plan for the year coming.  It doesn't have to mean big, demanding goals, but the reflection can help us be more realistic and practical about what we want to achieve.    ..read more
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Ep 124: Zombie tasks
My Pocket Psych | The Psychology of the Workplace
by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
2M ago
In this episode, Richard takes a look at a common (and frustrating) experience - the tasks that just won’t die! They keep appearing on our lists, just like zombies. There are a few potential causes and thankfully, a few ways we can deal with them. It might be how we prioritise, how we feel about the tasks or the lack of an agreed deadline. But seeing them pop up on your task list every week certainly isn’t motivating! Get in touch with you own experience of ‘zombie’ tasks and how you’ve dealt with them. We love hearing from listeners and you can drop us an email to tell us more: podcast at wor ..read more
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Ep 123: Reflections on my four-day week
My Pocket Psych | The Psychology of the Workplace
by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
2M ago
This time round, Richard and Pilar discuss Richard's experiment of working a four-day week. We look at why he decided to trial it, how it worked for him and how he benefitted from this working arrangement.  The big question is: will he keep going with a four day week now the experiment is over? There are no one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to flexible or alternate working arrangements, and this is very much a personal reflection. We'd love to hear your thoughts: are you considering a four-day week for your team or organisation? Have you trialled it? What questions or feedback do ..read more
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Ep 122: Why you’re not reaching your goals
My Pocket Psych | The Psychology of the Workplace
by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
3M ago
In this episode, Richard and Pilar explore some of the reasons we don’t achieve our goals. Even when we are clear where we want to get to and go through the goal-setting process carefully, we still might get in our own way when it comes to progress. We might set goals that are too demanding, or aren’t even something we want to achieve. We can fall prey to popular bandwagons and sign up for something we don’t believe in. We might set a goal too far in the future, or just set the goal because others think we ‘should’. As we explore, goal-setting is just one part of the journey. Understanding how ..read more
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Ep 118: Your productivity toolkit
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by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
3M ago
In this episode, Richard and Pilar look at the essentials of any productivity toolkit: a place to keep tasks, a place to keep track of commitments and a place to keep notes.  With so many apps available, we'll look at some of our favourites and explain how they can support your productivity. They go from the totally free through to apps that need some investment.  We'd love to hear about your productivity app recommendations and why they help you get your important stuff done. You can get in touch on Twitter @MyPocketPsych or send us an email at podcast at WorkLifePsych dot com.  ..read more
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Ep 119: Are you sabotaging your sleep?
My Pocket Psych | The Psychology of the Workplace
by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
4M ago
In this episode, we return to the vital topic of sleep. Sleep really is the bedrock of our wellbeing, and if we're not getting enough quality sleep, it undermines all the other things we do to stay healthy.  We look at sleep through the lens of our daily habits and explore some of the ways we might be unintentionally depriving ourselves of the sleep we need.  Resources for this episode  'How to have a good day' by Caroline Webb 'Why we sleep' by Matthew Walker Why your wellbeing initiative needs to include sleep  ..read more
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Ep 117: The importance of rest
My Pocket Psych | The Psychology of the Workplace
by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
6M ago
Welcome to episode 117, where we take a look at the importance of rest - for our productivity, our effectiveness and our wellbeing. It’s easy to take it for granted and ‘squeeze’ if in where we can. But being intentional about rest and breaks from work can pay dividends.  Rest isn’t optional, it isn’t the last thing we should think of. Or only consider when we’re too tired to continue or when everything else on our todo list is done. Rest doesn’t have to mean sleep, either. We can take a break from work activities and engage intentionally with leisure activities. Going for a walk. Gardeni ..read more
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Ep 116: What’s in your in-box?
My Pocket Psych | The Psychology of the Workplace
by Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon
6M ago
Welcome to episode 116, where Richard and Pilar explore the importance of getting intentional about managing our inbox. Rather than live in our email inbox, Richard outlines the benefits of another, separate inbox, accessible without delving into your email. Why? Because even in 2022, not all work comes to us via email! We look at how to get clarity on the tasks that come our way, apply some form of prioritisation to them and the importance of differentiating between individual tasks and projects. All in an attempt to focus on the right things and avoid the habit of 'busy'. Thanks for listenin ..read more
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