In today’s blog we’re going to explore how to manage your friendship admin, set expectations with your besties and say ‘no’ without feeling guilty. We all want to make time for our friends – they’re important people in our lives after all. However, we should not be sacrificing much-needed time for ourselves just so that we can make other people happy and not feel guilty. At our age, self-care is important and if your friends don’t understand that, then maybe they are no longer the right people to have in your life.
Category Archives: So Just Be … Geeky
Why Are We So Obsessed with True Crime?
From watching it, to reading it, to listening to it, true crime has become big business. But what is the obsession? Do we all just secretly want to be armchair detectives? Or is there something else going on?
Working Post Lockdown – How to Embrace the New Normal and Reboot Your Working Life
With lockdown due to lift in the UK within the next month or so, where does this leave our working practices? Many of us are expected to return to our offices but having proved that we can successfully work from home is that a realistic working model moving forward? If you don’t know where this leaves you then don’t worry, you’re not alone. We have also been pondering what the future holds and have put together some top tips to help you re-evaluate and reboot your career as lockdown comes to an end and we venture out into our new working lives.
Online Dating – How to Spot a Rotter and Stay Safe From Catfish
With the increased use of dating apps and online platforms, there has also been a rise in dating scammers – the unscrupulous catfish that target you for either amusement or with the aim to part you from your money.
Can you Spot a Liar? Top Signs of Deception
Tired of having the wool pulled over your eyes? Find it difficult to tell fact from fiction? Don’t fret, we’re here to help! As avid fans of detective shows and keen listeners of crime podcasts, we’re always eager to hunt for the twists in the tale. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the internet to find some of the key signs to look out for when you suspect someone is lying to you…
Lazy Brain: Is your mobile changing how you think?
Have you noticed your attention span is getting shorter? Do you find yourself picking up your phone more often? Turning to Google or Alexa whenever you have a question? If you have answered yes to any of these, then you might need to read on … Those of us of a certain age will rememberContinue reading “Lazy Brain: Is your mobile changing how you think?”
Alexa – Virtual Friend or Foe?
Do you have Amazon’s Digital Assistant, Alexa, lurking somewhere in your home? Was she a ‘fad’ gadget present that seems to have become a strange, virtual member of the family? Do you inadvertently find yourself having conversations with her by mistake? Do you treat her like a slave and find yourself feeling guilty about itContinue reading “Alexa – Virtual Friend or Foe?”
Expressing Your Inner Geek – Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself
Passions, interests, hobbies – whatever you want to call them, the majority of us have things that we love so much and know so much about that at times it’s almost embarrassing. My mother is a ‘collector’. Whether it be teddy bears, tapestries or flower pots, she gets geeky when she’s in full ‘collector’ hunterContinue reading “Expressing Your Inner Geek – Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself”
Book the Day Off
What a book to give teenage girls to read in school! I had many a dream about Mr Rochester welcoming me in from a raging storm and helping me get dry by a roaring fire…
Parents Online – Who’s Guiding the Silver Surfers?
When the pandemic hit in March 2020, the older generation were suddenly plunged into a whole new world of technology. We don’t know about you, but at SJB our experience of this was both terrifying and entertaining. All of a sudden, there we were trying to explain alien concepts such as Zoom, internet banking and click-and-collect.