Posts by Clare Evans

Countdown to Christmas

budgeting for 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…

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21 Business days wasted annually

21 days wasted productivity

A new study released by Sharp today has revealed that office workers in the UK are wasting an incredible 21 days per year per employee. Wasted time is often due to issues with workplace technology and is the equivalent of an extra 4 week holiday for every member of staff. Technology is intended to make…

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How to leave work on time

Running late

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…

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Sitting at your desk all day is bad for your health

We spend 65-75% of our day seated and stationary according to a recent survey. Not just at work but again when we get home and collapse in-front of the TV for the evening. Even as someone who works from home, I spend much of my day either on the phone or at the computer ……

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Find time to exercise for an hour a day

find time for daily exercise

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness” A recent report in the Lancet says an hour of exercise a day can counteract the many hours we spend sitting at our desks, in front of a computer or watching TV. Long periods of sitting increase your risk of…

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Delegate don’t dump

delegate don't dump

Delegation is a great way to increase your productivity and achieve more, especially if you have limited time available. By delegating you handover or outsource tasks that someone else is better qualified, more skilled, can do quicker or has more time to do than you. When you delegate, not only do you free up your…

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The power of good health

power of good health

A great reason to look after your health and well-being. A testimonial from someone who was middle aged, relatively sedentary, overweight, diabetic and had high blood pressure. On visiting their doctor, they were told they would need medication to manage their blood pressure and insulin to manage the diabetes. They now had a choice. Either continue and even…

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Make sense of your to-do list – Part 2

Writing a to-do list

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…

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Make your voicemail messages more meaningful

The importance of better work communication

How to make your messages more meaningful and improve communication. When you make a call and get voicemail – don’t just leave a garbled message as you rapidly try to think of something to say. Be prepared. Speak slowly and clearly. If you leave a number repeat it. It’s often difficult to write down a…

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Bad habit: cancelling meetings at short notice

I recently had a meeting cancelled on me at short notice. Usually this isn’t a problem but unfortunately I was already on my way travelling up to London, so only found out when I got there after a two and a half hour journey. Two attendees had phoned at very short notice (two hours before…

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