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My Pocket Psych is all about the psychology of the workplace. Each episode, we'll examine the world of work and explore a topic through the lens of psychology. We'll aim to give listeners tips to help improve their experience of work - moving from surviving to thriving! My Pocket Psych is brought to you by WorkLifePsych Ltd and hosted by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti.

My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon

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My Pocket Psych is all about the psychology of the workplace. Each episode, we'll examine the world of work and explore a topic through the lens of psychology. We'll aim to give listeners tips to help improve their experience of work - moving from surviving to thriving! My Pocket Psych is brought to you by WorkLifePsych Ltd and hosted by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti.

    Ep 124: Zombie tasks

    Ep 124: Zombie tasks

    In this episode, Richard takes a look at a common (and frustrating) experience - the tasks that just won’t die! They keep appearing on our lists, just like zombies. There are a few potential causes and thankfully, a few ways we can deal with them.
    It might be how we prioritise, how we feel about the tasks or the lack of an agreed deadline. But seeing them pop up on your task list every week certainly isn’t motivating!
    Get in touch with you own experience of ‘zombie’ tasks and how you’ve dealt with them. We love hearing from listeners and you can drop us an email to tell us more: podcast at worklifepsych dot com.
    Thanks for listening!
    Resources for this episode
    Learn more about Community Plus: https://www.worklifepsych.com/communityplus
    Join Community Plus with a 50% discount via this link: https://www.worklifepsych.club/plans/249856?bundle_token=2eb8d1df9cc95e64161436524e13a8c4&utm_source=manual
    Ep 049: The Challenges of Task Management -https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-049-the-challenges-of-task-management/
    Ep 050: Choosing a Task Management app - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-051-choosing-a-task-management-app/
    Ep 118: Your Productivity Toolkit - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/118/

    • 20 min
    Ep 123: Reflections on my four-day week

    Ep 123: Reflections on my four-day week

    This time round, Richard and Pilar discuss Richard's experiment of working a four-day week. We look at why he decided to trial it, how it worked for him and how he benefitted from this working arrangement. 
    The big question is: will he keep going with a four day week now the experiment is over?
    There are no one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to flexible or alternate working arrangements, and this is very much a personal reflection. We'd love to hear your thoughts: are you considering a four-day week for your team or organisation? Have you trialled it? What questions or feedback do you have? Drop us your thoughts via email: podcast at worklifepsych dot com. 
    Thanks for listening!

    • 24 min
    Ep 122: Why you’re not reaching your goals

    Ep 122: Why you’re not reaching your goals

    In this episode, Richard and Pilar explore some of the reasons we don’t achieve our goals. Even when we are clear where we want to get to and go through the goal-setting process carefully, we still might get in our own way when it comes to progress.
    We might set goals that are too demanding, or aren’t even something we want to achieve. We can fall prey to popular bandwagons and sign up for something we don’t believe in. We might set a goal too far in the future, or just set the goal because others think we ‘should’.
    As we explore, goal-setting is just one part of the journey. Understanding how our goals align with our values and having clarity on the first few practical steps we need to take - this makes all the difference.
    Resources for this episode
    ‘Goals and when to let them go’ - Post on WorkLifePsych Club https://www.worklifepsych.club/posts/27831626?utm_source=manual
    Community Plus - worklifepsych.com/communityplus

    • 25 min
    Ep 121: Community Plus

    Ep 121: Community Plus

    A very special episode! Richard and Pilar discuss the recent launch of the latest initiative from WorkLifePsych: Community Plus. 
    It's the premium level membership of our existing WorkLifePsych online community and features a plethora of events to address all aspects of your personal development journey. 
    In this episode, we look at why Richard launched it, who it's aimed at, and what you can expect from it. You can find out more by visiting worklifepsych.com/communityplus or, if you're already a member of our online community, just click on the 'Groups' menu and you'll see the Community Plus button. 
    Please get in touch with your questions and comments - we love to hear from our listeners. You can message us on Twitter @MyPocketPstch or send us an email to podcast at worklifepsych dot com. 
    Thanks for listening!

    • 20 min
    Ep 120: Putting PERMA into practice with Lyn Lanka---

    Ep 120: Putting PERMA into practice with Lyn Lanka---

    Welcome to episode 120 where Richard is joined by Dr. Lyn Lanka for a further exploration of the PERMA model for human happiness and flourishing.
    Together, they explore the impact of small behaviours, why there’s no need to make huge disruptive changes and how you can treat the PERMA model like your very own recipe.
    Big thanks to Lyn for her expertise and input into this episode. And don’t forget, if you’d like to more about positive psychology and the concept of flourishing, check out episode 113 of the podcast.
    Please get in touch with any questions either via Twitter (@MyPocketPsych) or by email: podcast at worklifepsych dot com
    Thanks for listening!
    Resources for this episode
    Dr Lyn Lanka: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/people/dr-lyn-lanka-32551017
    An introduction to PERMA https://positivepsychology.com/perma-model

    • 42 min
    Ep 119: How you’re sabotaging your sleep

    Ep 119: How you’re sabotaging your sleep

    In this episode, we return to the vital topic of sleep. Sleep really is the bedrock of our wellbeing, and if we're not getting enough quality sleep, it undermines all the other things we do to stay healthy. 
    We look at sleep through the lens of our daily habits and explore some of the ways we might be unintentionally depriving ourselves of the sleep we need. 
    Resources for this episode 
    'How to have a good day' by Caroline Webb
    'Why we sleep' by Matthew Walker
    Why your wellbeing initiative needs to include sleep 

    • 42 min

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