Planning

Six hour work day – does it work?

It was first introduced in Sweden, now France have adopted the six hour working day. It’s appeal is spreading with more companies in the UK taking up the idea. While most Britons work 40+ hours a week, there’s a compulsion to stay in the office and work long hours but is this really necessary? Just because [...]

The final countdown to Christmas

In the remaining few days of the run up to Christmas, there are even fewer hours in which to get work done. You’re probably already feeling torn between trying to finish off projects before the end of the year and wanting to spend time with family, friends or just enjoying the festive season. You have all the [...]

Planners and Journals

Do you use a planner or journal? Planners and journals are so much more than just a diary. They often include pages and layouts for goals, checklists, daily planning. Enabling you to organise your day, your work and your life. Even though I'm technically minded, I love the organic nature of using pen and paper for my [...]

5 ways to deal with transport delays and strikes

Public transport is often unreliable and subject to delays and cancellations, whether they’re on strike or not. There’s a limited amount you can do when your usual commute is disrupted and subject to long delays that are out of your control. You can make your commute easier, stay productive and keep working with a little planning and [...]

Countdown to Christmas

You’ve just about recovered from your Summer holiday, Autumn has only just begun but retailers are already reminding us that Christmas it’s on it’s way with seasonal gift aisles, adverts, offers and Christmas party reminders. 1 in 8 people will end up in debt as a result of over-spending at Christmas. If you’re worried about [...]

How to leave work on time

It's Friday, you've had a busy week and you really don't want to be leaving late today. Here are a few tips to get you out of the office and finishing work on time or even early. Start by giving your work colleagues and your boss a heads-up that you need to leave early. This [...]

Make sense of your to-do list – Part 2

Your to-do list can quickly become overwhelming. Here are a few more ways to help you keep control of your list. Apply the 80/20 rule You’ll get 80% of your results from 20% of your activity. Remember this when prioritising your list. How will this task contribute to your end goal? Use an App There [...]

Make sense of your to-do list – Part 1

You’ve got 50+ things on your to-do list. You’re feeling totally overwhelmed and don’t know where to start or how on earth you’re going to get everything done. You’re too busy to write a list. It’ll take too much time, you’d rather just get on with it. You could spend all your day planning instead of 'doing'. [...]

How to Survive Christmas

Christmas can be stressful - particularly with all the added pressure that gets piled on at this time of year. You've fought your way through the crowds of Christmas shoppers to grab the best bargains and stressed over the size of the gifts and whether you have enough. Families who rarely speak to each other [...]

Start Your Day With A Morning Routine

Whether it's a daily ritual of your morning tea or coffee, reading the papers, meditation or a morning run, how you start your day is important. A good morning routine will help you to be more organised, more productive and more focused for the rest of the day. Here are a few ideas to get [...]