How to be productive After your Summer Holidays

How to Be Productive After Your Summer Holidays

The nights are drawing in, the schools will soon be starting back for the Autumn term and most of us will have had our Summer holidays.  Whilst we may not work within Education, the chances are that our work will have been affected by the School holidays. We might have reduced our hours to cover […]

3 ways to help prevent Burnout

….learnt whilst walking 500 miles to overcome Burnout.

Burnout

A few years ago I found myself walking the Camino de Santiago to “regain my sanity”.  If that sounds counter-intuitive, all will be explained. Walking 500 miles from France over the Pyrenees and across Northern Spain to deal with burnout may seem extreme to some, but to me at the time it was the perfect […]

How to Stop Your Bad Mood Dampening Your Productivity

How to Stop Your Bad Mood Dampening Your Productivity

Have you ever thought about how your mood affects your productivity? We are all complex creatures, who are prone to changes in mood. Our state of mood in turn can influence our productivity, both positively and negatively. When our mood is in a negative state, we can struggle to focus and produce sub-standard work. So, […]

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 […]

Sometimes Multi-Tasking Is the Only Option

Multi-Tasking

Having the luxury of being able to focus on one task at a time, often ensures more accurate work and can lead to greater productivity.  However, sometimes time constraints and situations out of our control mean that we have no alternative but to multi-task.For example, a chef in a busy restaurant is unlikely to have […]

How to Worry Less and Achieve more

Concentrate on what you can influence and control

How to Worry Less and Achieve more

How would your life improve if you could worry less and achieve more in the daily 24 hours available to you? People only have so much time and energy to spend each day. Does it really make sense to spend your time worrying about things you can’t influence? Worrying about the weather won’t change it. […]

How to Get ahead of the Half Term Holiday

How to Get ahead of the Half Term Holiday

The Half Term Holiday is upon us and it represents the first break since Christmas for a lot of people.  If you’re a Teacher, work in a School or just plan to take some time off to spend with your Family. You’ll need to get yourself organised this week to enable you to enjoy your […]

How to Overcome Procrastination at Christmas Time

Overcome Procrastination at Christmas Time

At this time of year more than ever, we need strategies to overcome procrastination. Do you have too much to do at this time of year? We all lead busy lives and then suddenly, we’ve got even more to do such as Christmas shopping, wrapping, writing and posting Christmas cards, buying a tree, decorating. The […]

One Simple Hack to 10x Your Productivity

or: how a content strategist took control of her time and got her life back

One Simple Hack to 10x Your Productivity

Would you like to increase your productivity levels? Do you ever feel that your time is not your own? That you’re always dancing to someone else’s tune (they never ever have the same taste in music as you.. why is that?) and you know something has to shift so you can finally get things done? […]