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Hey Hands Up - The Blog

 

Personal learning, reflections, experiences and ideas in the area of work management, mindset and wellbeing. I might not always get it right but I hope you'll have a laugh along the way! 

Anne-Marie

 

What Do You Actually Want? organisation psychology

After the busy and celebratory Christmas season, we tend to strap our boots and prepare to wage war on whatever bad habit or over-indulgent aspect of our life we feel needs addressing. In comes,...

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Loose Fences choices education leadership psychology wellbeing

Like many people I have learnt about boundaries the hard way. I have, on more than one occasion,over-booked, over-scheduled and overdone myself.  I have found myself being cranky and stressed...

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Yes and... Yes but.... communication education psychology reflection

Are you a 'yes and' person or a 'yes but' person?

It can be a little tricky to be a 'yes and' person when you feel confronted or challenged in a situation. It can be the case that the 'yes but' is...

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Predicting the Future education leadership psychology school culture wellbeing

I went from pre-school, to primary school, to high school, to university, to working in a school. Yep, I’ve never left school.

I love school!

There is something comfortable about the cyclical...

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The Grass is Greener Where You Water It choice gratitude psychology school culture

"the grass is greener where you water it." ~ Wolfgang Puck. 

 

Not a new expression but one of those ‘Oh yeah!’ ones. When listening to the Imperfects podcast recently and one...

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Atti-choose choice education management mindset psychology work

I am about to show my age but do you know when I was at university, we didn't have google? 
When the assignments came out everyone would run to the library and try to get the same few books...

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Child-like not Child-ish mindset psychology wellbeing

Have you ever seen those You Tube clips where adults act like toddlers? It is equal parts weird and wonderful as fully grown people stomp around, spin, dance and wave their arms like two year olds....

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Don't Let the Weeds Win mindset perception positivity psychology
As I go walking in the mornings, often I am amazed by the beautiful gardens in the local parks and in private properties. Whilst it would be great to think that gardens just look after themselves,...
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