The bumper-to-bumper busyness of December feels like a distant memory now we’re all doubling down for the annual January hibernation. But while your body and bank balance will thank you for some quiet time, positive social interactions are vital for your emotional wellbeing. So how can you build a social life that aligns with your health goals? How do you make plans you can’t wait to keep? And how can you make the most of your precious free time? In this episode, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane discusses all this and more, with Dr Jessamy Hibberd, Clinical Psychologist and author of The Imposter Cure (drjessamy.com) and Toni Jones, journalist and founder of Shelf Help, a personal development collective and book club (shelfhelp.club).
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