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Random ideas and observations from Rob Watson as he travels about and does mostly mundane and ordinary things. The anti-influencer!

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Random ideas and observations from Rob Watson as he travels about and does mostly mundane and ordinary things. The anti-influencer!

    Distraction Therapy Podcast 007 – Jon Prest aka Brandmaster Flash

    Distraction Therapy Podcast 007 – Jon Prest aka Brandmaster Flash

    It was great to catch up with Jon Prest, aka Brand Master Flash, this evening, and chat about how we are coping under lockdown, and what we are doing to keep our routines going, while also thinking about adapting. Jon introduced me to the concept of ikigai, and how we can use it to manage our flow and improve our mindfulness. We chatted about running, and whether we will ever be able to get back to the pub any time soon. Jon is passionate about design and branding and explained how he is reviewing his design agency, Seed Creativity to ensure that it follows the principles of customer centric planning by improving conversion centric design flows. We also talked about removing the gubbins from our working lives, and making things easier by working more efficiently.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Lockdown Sounds – Doorstep Sounds Sunday 3rd May 2020

    Lockdown Sounds – Doorstep Sounds Sunday 3rd May 2020

    While I didn’t get up this morning to listen to the dawn chorus, because that would have meant dragging myself out of bed at 5am, I did spend some time sitting on my doorstep listening to the sounds of my street. It’s amazing how the birds have really gained space to be heard during the lockdown, and the variety of sounds from them was captivating. I had placed my recorded on the top of my wheelie bin, but it wasn’t solid enough for a clear recording, and I didn’t realise it was raining, so the little clicks are the sound of light rain on the bin lid. I’ve taken the gain level up as much as I can, so there is a fair amount of hiss. I’ll keep practising and see if I can capture some more effective recordings.

    • 7 min
    Distraction Therapy Podcast 006 – John Halker Psychotherapist and App Developer

    Distraction Therapy Podcast 006 – John Halker Psychotherapist and App Developer

    This afternoon I’ve been chatting with John Halker, who is a psychotherapist and app developer. We chatted about how we are keeping busy during the lockdown, and what media and music we are distracting ourselves with. John explained why he dislikes joggers who can’t social distance, and I talked about how the praise for heroes misses the point about having proper systems of social support in place. 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Distraction Therapy Podcast 005 – Jay Sykes on Cats, Haircuts and Finding Time to Write

    Distraction Therapy Podcast 005 – Jay Sykes on Cats, Haircuts and Finding Time to Write

    I’ve been chatting with my friend Jay Sykes, who is an audio drama producer and writer, who is based in Sunderland. We chatted about how he is coping with the lockdown, what he’s been watching on Netflix, how he’s getting on with his cats, and how he’s managed to find some time to get some writing done.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Distraction Therapy Podcast 004 – Jackie Crawfords Beatles Selection

    Distraction Therapy Podcast 004 – Jackie Crawfords Beatles Selection

    There are many different ways for us to cope with the lockdown. I wanted to find out how my sister, Jackie Crawford has been coping. It’s a mixture of Beatles songs, Carry On movies and gardening apparently.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Distraction Therapy Podcast 003 – Leon Barton in Innsbruck and Russell Todd in Cardiff

    Distraction Therapy Podcast 003 – Leon Barton in Innsbruck and Russell Todd in Cardiff

    This evening I’ve been chatting with Leon Barton and Russell Todd about how they have been managing during the lockdown, and what they have been doing to keep themselves occupied while they are based at home. Leon is based in Innsbruck in Austria, and Russell is in Cardiff, Wales. We chatted about our coping strategies, what music we are listening to, and how we are keeping connected with our families and friends.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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