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Some brand new National Gallery branded merchandise has just landed. We want to give 5 lucky people one of these items each. They're reusable, bilingual and €3.50. All you have to do is guess what they are (pictured below) in the comments section of our Facebook post. Easy peasy. Complete the following sentence:
We now stock National Gallery ____ ____.
The winners will be announced in next Friday's blog post.
Because we're a group of book lovers here in the gallery shop, we've decided that we're going to start recommending a new book each week.
Book of the week #1
Slow at Work
How to work less, achieve more and regain your balance in an always-on world
by Aoife McElwain
"The way we work has changed. We need new tools to help navigate this world of work - not only to achieve career success, but to stay sane while doing so - and this book can be one of them.
Our jobs can become such an important part of our identity that we walk the treacherous line between loving our work and speeding towards burnout. An always-on culture, the cult of busyness and blurred boundaries mean that work and life can become seriously out of balance.
So if you are burnt out, anxious, feel like an imposter or caught in a cycle of procrastination, this life-changing book contains all the advice you need to restore your balance and get back on track."
Aoife McElwain is a food writer, Irish Times and Totally Dublin, and creative events planner. She is the founder and creator of the slow:series, a talk series delving into different aspects of the slow movement.
This is a fantastic and well-timed guide to reclaiming your own pace in the modern world. We loved this book!