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My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace

Jan 25, 2023

in this episode, Richard Pilar take a look at the different kinds of future-oriented thinking we can do. As not all of it is helpful, it's useful to distinguish between our planning, our predicting and our 'playwriting'.

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Jan 11, 2023

Welcome to episode 126, where Richard is joined by Dr. Sarah Strohmaier, an expert in the science of mindfulness.

In this episode, they look at the practicalities of adopting mindfulness practices and how even very brief mindfulness exercises can be beneficial.

Despite the term being over-hyped in recent times, the...

Dec 14, 2022

In this final episode of 2022, Richard explores how we can reflect on the year gone by to better help us plan for the year coming. 

It doesn't have to mean big, demanding goals, but the reflection can help us be more realistic and practical about what we want to achieve. 


Nov 23, 2022

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...

Nov 9, 2022

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...