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Why all the fuss about careers is misleading

Tasha Horton People

The concept of a career has plagued generations for centuries. We all seem to have this obsession with finding the perfect “career”. It has to be something we love, it has to have progression opportunities, it has to be long term. With all this criteria it’s easy to see how people could become overwhelmed particularly in this limited job market. …

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To work hard, you have to play hard!

Tasha Horton Advice

We’re all familiar with the phrase “work hard, play hard” its become a bit of a cliché, a joke, something you’d say casually, but not something we ever actually put a lot of serious thought to. But behind that one silly phrase sits a lot of truth. Our new workplace culture The instantaneous and all-encompassing nature of our workplace has …

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Finding Flow. You’re not at your happiest when it’s easy. 

Tasha Horton People

What is Flow?   The notion of Flow was proposed by Csikszentmihalyi. It’s a state of total immersion or “being in the zone”.  You lose all sense of space and time and become totally absorbed in what you’re doing. I’m sure you can think of a time when you’ve been doing a task and eventually you snap out of it and can’t believe you were …

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Stress: are we coping in the workplace?

Tasha Horton People

This week is mental health awareness week (14th-20th May) and it’s time to start looking at the big questions. The statistics around mental health have become impossible to ignore. 1 in 6.8 people suffering from a mental health problem in the workplace and 1 in 6 people worldwide. Mental health conditions are estimated to account for 12.7% of sick days. In …

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Get up, get out, and get active

Tasha Horton Advice, People

Technological revolution  In the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed a staggering surge in technological developments. Most of us carry smartphones wherever we go. We own fantastically fast laptops and desktops, which provide accessibility wherever we go. Whilst there is no doubt these are fantastic developments, these developments hold their own risks.    For many of us, our jobs involve sitting all day, every …

Be More like a plant, keep growing

Be more. Don’t sit in a rut.

Tasha Horton People

One of my universities favourite phrases is “Be More”. They have a series of events at the end of the year that all start with Be More. Be More inspired, Be More professional and even Be More duck – don’t even ask what that is. But the point of this “Be More” mantra is that you don’t ever have to settle …

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Gratitude, the key to happiness this Christmas?

Tasha Horton People

 What is gratitude?  Gratitude is many things to many people. It’s wonder, appreciation, looking on the bright side, thanking someone in your life. It’s not taking things for granted, savouring the moment and being present. For me, it can be something as simple as sending a thank you note or as awe-inspiring as standing atop a cliff and marvelling at the wonder …

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Curiosity didn’t kill this cat

Tasha Horton People

Curiosity is a fantastic thing! From the constant questioning of young children to the deeper ponderings of adults. I constantly find myself asking weird and wonderful questions. One of my more recent questions was “why do we even have eyebrows!?” or one of my favourites “why do we exist?”. Perhaps these aren’t the most pressing or answerable questions to be asked but the point remains the curiosity and questioning are greatly beneficial.  What …

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You and your employees could be happier!

Tasha Horton People

The formula for happiness  We all want to be happier, right? What if I told you that there was one simple formula for unlocking the key to happiness. Well, research has found exactly that! Jonathan Haidt and Sonja Lyubomirsky developed a formula for happiness that looks like this:   H=S+C+V  Right now, that doesn’t look like much but let’s break it down. H is the level of happiness you experience which is determined by a combination …