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  1. Ep 361 How to Have a Calm Christmas

    In today’s episode, Psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher Padraig O’Morain is on hand to help bring a little calmness into our lives this festive season. With the constant rushing around, the frantic shopping and the pressure to achieve the "perfect" Christmas, it’s important to take some time to look after yourself too. He spoke to Róisín Ingle about preparing yourself for stressful family gatherings and the easy mindfulness techniques you can use to inject some calm into your Christmas.

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  2. Guardian columnist Oliver Burkeman on overcoming procrastination and how to trick yourself into a flow state | How I Work on Acast

    Oliver Burkeman is a Guardian writer based in New York. He writes the weekly psychology-based column “This Column Will Change Your Life”. He is also the author of “The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking”.

    In this interview, we cover:

    • Oliver’s tips for parenting in the age of COVID

    • Oliver’s personal method for time management

    • How Oliver decides which projects to prioritise

    • Oliver’s personal Kanban system to planning his time

    • How to overcome procrastination using self-talk

    • Strategies for overcoming writer’s block

    • How Oliver tricks his brain into getting into flow

    • How Oliver finds new ideas for his columns every single week

    • Oliver’s go-to sources for inspiration and information

    Get Oliver’s book “The Antidote”, follow him on Twitter @oliverburkeman, and check out Oliver’s column for The Guardian.

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  3. Professor Olivier Sibony on Mistakes — The Human Risk Podcast

    Why do even the smartest and most savvy business people make mistakes? It’s not because they’re stupid. Instead, it’s because of the way our brains work. That’s what Professor Olivier Sibony, my guest on this episode, explores in his latest book “You’re About To Make A Terrible Mistake”.

    In that book, he highlights how cognitive biases that underpin our thinking, can lead us to make terrible mistakes. Using fascinating case studies, he explores how we can fall into what he calls decision-making traps and how we can mitigate those. Not by re-programming ourselves, but rather by using collective thinking.

    In our discussion, we explore the ideas in his book, and we look ahead to his next book “Noise” which he’s writing with Daniel Kahneman and Cass Sunstein.

    For more on Olivier see his website:

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  4. Building Better Worlds (Cennydd Bowles, New Adventures conference, 23rd January 2020)

    Presented by Cennydd Bowles at New Adventures, 23rd January 2020, Nottingham, UK.

    We can’t go on like this. In the face of climate crisis, deepening inequality, and widespread automation, our infrastructures and imaginations aren’t ready for the changes ahead. But this is no time for mourning. Designers can rebuild our outdated institutions and prototype better futures to come. Along the way, we’ll reimagine design itself. User-centred methods have blinded us to social and ecological harms; we now need speculative and critical approaches to the world’s biggest challenges. Design in a world on the brink means embracing our moral duties, becoming planetary custodians, and giving the many, not just the few, a stake in the future. Better worlds are possible, if we wish them.

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