ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
01.12.2022.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…well, regular members of Plankind will know that here at Make Me A Plan we are super keen on looking after yourself first so that you can be secure, resilient and capable enough to then care for others. We also...
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ACHIEVING THE SPARKLE

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
30.11.2022.
Hello there, Fans of Plans! I don’t know about you, but I think this year’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants are marvellous. I love the weekly dose of sequins and sparkle as the winter nights draw in. But what does Strictly have to do with this fortnight’s...
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ON MAYBE

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
17.11.2022.
Many of you will have noticed the proliferation of pronouns in recent times, which has led this Philosopher-in-Residence to consider more deeply her relationship with gender. I’ve spent much of my life describing myself as a woman, but is this just a habit, or...
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WHAT’RE YOU DOING FOR CHRISTMAS?

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
16.11.2022.
Ah, that question that starts to come around this time of year as people start to firm up plans for the festive season. But what about your workplace – what are you doing for the festive season?  Many businesses have at least some time off over the festive...
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A SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

The Make Me A Guest Blogger Series, with thanks to Chelsea MacGillivray, Freelance Writer
09.11.2022.
Whilst promoting her new Netflix thriller on The Kelly Clarkson Show last week, global superstar Mila Kunis cheerfully revealed that she does not use any social media sites. In 2022 this is an almost foreign concept, particularly amongst us ‘90s...
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It’s OK not to do it all.

The Being Yourself Series, from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Jane Studd
08.11.2022.
Sometimes, life can feel very busy.  What with work, education, family, friends, hobbies and general life admin, it can feel like our days are divided into one-hour windows from when we wake up to when we go to sleep.  As we live more of our lives online,...
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ON LANGUAGE

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
03.11.2022.
Regular fans of plans may have noticed our not-so-subtle On Strike blog a fortnight ago, where this Philosopher-in-Residence downed tools in solidarity with the workers who have found themselves in the position where they need to strike due to their pay and conditions...
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DO YOU SKETCH NOTE?

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
02.11.2022.
We all have our different ways of taking notes in meetings, workshops or on courses; but have you ever tried to take sketch notes? This technique fires up both the visual and verbal parts of your brain to help you remember what you have jotted down.   Let me tell you...
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HUG SCIENCE

The Being Yourself Series, from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Jane Studd
25.10.2022.
How do you feel about hugs?  Some people love them. Some people stand awkwardly with their arms tensed around the other person, waiting for it to stop.  For me, hugs are 50/50.  I was originally a bit hesitant to write about this topic, because...
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ON STRIKE

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
20.10.2022.
This page is intentionally blank in solidarity with all the workers who feel their working conditions are such that they have no alternative but to go on strike.
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