4 Big Distractions and How to Minimise Them

Distractions

Modern technology, open plan offices, instant messaging, the list of distractions is endless. They’ve all contributed to our poor concentration levels and ability to be distracted easily.  We seem to find it difficult to focus on one thing for very long and this plays havoc with our productivity. Research by the University of California Irvine […]

How to get everything completed in a 4-day working week

4-day working week

For many of my readers we are approach Easter. We can look forward to a 4-day working week, and not just one but two!  Whilst most of us will welcome our first Bank Holiday since Christmas and New Year, some of us will no doubt be worrying about how we’re going to get everything accomplished […]

Spring Clean your Time Wasters

Spring Clean your Time Wasters

We’re just about to head into March, which signals lighter mornings and evenings. This extra daylight boost should lead to an increase in energy and productivity. However, if we don’t address the time wasters in our lives, it’s unlikely that we’ll be as productive as we could be. Certain activities are so disruptive to our […]

How to Deal with Some Common Time Stealers

How to Deal with Some Common Time Stealers

Time stealers are the biggest reason that the words “I just don’t have the time” are heard all over the world. Uttered by millions of people who struggle to fit everything they want to do into 24 hours.  Whilst we can’t extend our days, we can eliminate some of the time stealers that take up […]

How to Get the Right Balance Between Work and Family Life

How to Get the Right Balance Between Work and Family Life

For many parents the last few weeks have included the Half Term holidays. Some parents are fortunate enough to be able to negotiate working hours that fit in with the School holidays. Whilst others struggle to balance their work and family life. This constant struggle to fit it all in can lead to feelings of […]

How to Manage Your Time Whilst Dealing With Clients

How to Manage Your Time Whilst Dealing With Clients

If you work with clients, you will know it can be a challenge trying to balance the need for responsiveness with the need to manage your time effectively and efficiently. You will have some clients who are a dream to work with, others can be extremely hard work; stealing both your time and energy. You […]

7 Simple Steps That Will Generate More Free Time

7 Simple Steps That Will Generate More Free Time

One of the most common things I hear from people is “I just haven’t got the time”. Everyone would like to have more free time but don’t know how to go about achieving it. When I work with clients, I help them to discover free time by getting them to take seven simple steps. Create […]

5 Drivers That Keep Us Stuck and Impact Our Productivity

5 Drivers That Keep Us Stuck and Impact Our Productivity

In the world of psychology there are certain things called drivers that get in the way of our progress. Most of us have one or more of them, but we are unaware of them. The 5 Drivers The five drivers are “be perfect”, “hurry up”, “try hard”, “please others”, and “be strong” They are the […]

Distractions Are the Enemy of Productivity

And 10 Steps to Eliminate Distractions in Your Life!!

Distractions Are the Enemy of Productivity

Let’s get serious here. As the title of this article indicates, distractions are detrimental to how productive we can be. We’re under a lot of pressure to get things done both at work and at home. Our jobs and businesses require us to be more productive than ever, and there never seems to be enough […]

How to Eliminate Social Distractions When Working from Home

How to Eliminate Social Distractions When Working from Home

Why is it no one ever believes you when you say you’re working from home? Instead taking it as an open invitation to drop by for a coffee and a natter. Their assumption is that we just spend the day lazing around watching day time television. We are social creatures and we deal with other […]