Is your smartphone ruling your life?

Is your smartphone ruling your life? It’s a question I’ve asked myself frequently as a parent. When you child is passing you your phone unprompted or if it’s one of their words, it’s hint there might be a problem. Being too attached to your mobile phone is very easy these days. They do everything for us now. They’re our e-reader, internet search, mail processor, messenger service, camera and more. In fact, we seem to rarely use our devices for making or taking calls anymore. I often find I’ll “just check this quickly” whether it’s email or my social media. It’s also hard when you have children as there’s a pressure to always been taking and sharing photos of them. It’s…

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Flossie and the work grenade

Flossie – name of a new, super cool band? No, although if anyone wants to adopt it as a band name I’m copywriting it here. What I’m actually referring to is the “Flossie” trap, a situation which many people find themselves in both in their work and home environments. It’s when you’re the reliable go to person that always says yes and does any task thrown at you. You never let people down. It sounds like a good thing right? No, it’s not. It’s the doormat end of the spectrum of getting it done. I first heard about the concept when I undertook the Springboard Development Programme for women, an inspiring series of workshops for women who want to reach…

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