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Tall Hobbit Takeaway – Anticipated moments of joy for 2021

Well, here we are in 2021 everyone! New year, new us! That’s what we often tell ourselves at the start of a new year anyway. If we’re being realistic, we know that everything doesn’t magically reset at the stroke of midnight, and a lot of the challenges and issues of 2020 are far from over and may well get worse before they get better.

I say this not to put a downer on the optimism that can come out of starting a new calendar year, but to recognize the realities we face, and the need to manage expectations and look after ourselves as we continue to grapple with uncertain times. In my previous blog looking back at my ‘top picks’ of 2020 that have kept me going, I’m now going to look ahead through 2021 at the same categories. No resolutions, no pressures, just things I’m looking forward to. All too often, when Christmas and New Years is over, we’re left with not much to look forward to, as we get back to work and try and get back in shape, so feel free to join me in creating some joy and anticipation for the near future.

The road goes ever on and on…
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Lockdown Lowdown – 3 ways you can make the most of Learning At Work Week – 21st May 2020

It turns out there’s a lot going on this week! As well as being Mental Health Awareness Week (click here for a little exercise you can do for that), it is also Learning At Work Week. Whilst many of us are currently either off work, or at work but swamped with essential duties to carry out, I believe it is still well worth taking advantage of. These themes actually ties in quite nicely with Mental Health Awareness Week, as lifelong learning is a core part of promoting good mental health.

If you are on furlough or waiting until things settle down before looking for work, now could be a great time to think what skills you’d like to develop by the time this is over to help you in your current job, prepare yourself for another role you’ve had your eye on or just engage in the joy of learning something new that interests you. And if you’re working at this time, asking your employer about learning at work, if appropriate, could be a good way of keeping your spirits up and refining your skills.

Here’s a few things I’d recommend checking out if you’re keen to make the most of this special week – though it’s worth pointing out, they aren’t looking to go away once Learning At Work Week is over so keep a cool head as you consider your options!

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Lockdown Lowdown – 6 great console games to connect with friends over – 13th May 2020

It’s been a little while since my last Lockdown Lowdown. This is partly because of other projects I’ve been working on, but also, not going to lie, it’s because I’ve been indulging in a few choice video games.

Video games have had a reputation of being quite solitary activities. However, as time has gone on, the medium has evolved to become more social and attitudes towards it have changed, making it more of an acceptable pastime. Now, with the lockdown still in full swing, people are turning to games as ways of staying connected with one another.

I have been doing just that lately and I would like to share with you my suggestions for games you can use to connect with your friends, and tips on how to get the best social experience out of them:

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Tall Hobbit Takeaways – a new offering

Just a quick post to introduce a new bite-sized, interactive feature, giving you short activities and mental exercises for dealing with any challenges you might be facing personally or professionally; the Tall Hobbit Takeaway!

Tall Hobbit Takeaway

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