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    Get inside our heads

The Mindapples blog has been our outlet for our thoughts, inspirations and company announcements since 2008. It’s actually how Mindapples started, just blogging about mental health and wellbeing, and inviting people to share what they do that’s good for their minds.

Now we use it in two ways: for occasional announcements and updates about what we’re doing, and to post articles about psychology and health research that could help people get to know their minds better. Browse the recent posts below, and get in touch if you find something interesting that you think we should be reading.

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How to recognise and manage our emotions.

  Mindapples trainer Anna helps us all to notice when our emotions are getting in the way of us managing our responses and shares some top tips into how we can all keep our cool.

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Mindapple-a-day: Set personal goals

Mindapples trainer Amanda shares a mindapple about goal setting. Have you set yourself a target or a goal which helps you focus your mind?

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How to communicate with others whilst working remotely

Mindapples trainer Anna discusses how to communicate with others whilst working remotely. This video shares lots of top tips on how you can improve collaboration within a team and encourage better communication.

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Mindapple-a-day: Swimming

Amanda shares one of Alans 5 a day. What exercise do you do regularly that’s good for your mind?

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Mindapple-a-day: Eating chocolate

  Amanda shares one of Gitas five a day for her mind. Why is chocolate such a comfort? Robert Thayer talks about moods being a relationship between energy and tension, when we have high energy and low tension  this is our ‘happy place’, or state of flow. Completing tasks feels easy, we’re motivated and in […]

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Please welcome the Mindapples app

We’ve very pleased to announce the launch today of the Mindapples smartphone app! The Mindapples app is a new way to learn about your mind. Based on our popular “5-a-day for your mind” campaign and proven training programmes, the app gives you fascinating insights about how our minds work, and helps you apply them to […]

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Mindapple-a-day: Calling friends on Zoom

Mindapples trainer Amanda shares Nigel’s mindapple, chatting to friends on zoom. Feeling related to other people is an important psychological need, the self-determination theory explains that relatedness is an absolute basic need in order to feel good. So although Nigel’s zoom call is ‘just for a chat’, he’s providing an absolute basic psychological need for […]

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Mindapple-a-day: Amanda’s winter mindapples

  Mindapples trainer Amanda shares her winter mindapples: Cosy nights in by the fire with a good book A glass of red wine More zoom chats with friends A run, even when it’s grey and drizzly And a bracing swim in the sea!!!!

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Mindapple-a-day: “remind myself I only need to be good enough”

  Mindapples’ Head Gardener Andy Gibson shares Naomi’s Mindapples about “reminding herself that she only needs to be good enough.” We put a lot of pressure on ourselves, particularly if we’re high in conscientiousness, if you’re the kind of person that thinks there’s a correct way for things to be done and who cares a […]

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Mindapple-a-day: Write lists

List writing is a very popular thing that people say they do partly for their wellbeing but also for productivity. It’s good to have a list of all the things you need to do, things that you don’t want to forget, to be organised – it can help to feel more in control of things. But also, […]

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