Planning

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…

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7 Ways to Create Resolutions and Habits for the Year

Create resolutions and habits

So how are your New Year Resolutions going?  We’re three weeks in to the year and no doubt, like many other people you’ve started the year with good intentions. Perhaps you’re going for a dry January and giving up alcohol or you want to kick start your health by joining the gym, giving up smoking…

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Is your to-do list full of projects?

Many people add tasks to their daily and weekly to-do lists which are actually a major project in themselves. This is one of the reasons those particular items often get left.  They’re just to big to manage in one go. Are you having difficulty prioritising what’s on your list? Is it difficult to work out…

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The More Time You Have, The Less You Do

There are many reasons why we procrastinate and it’s not always due to fear, laziness or having too much time. Some people work better when there’s the pressure of a deadline to meet – even though meeting that deadline puts them under enormous stress and they end up working long hours to meet it. If…

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And now it’s Wimbledon

I might not have been glued to the World Cup but now Wimbledon is on – I have something to watch. There’s potentially more of an impact to office productivity, because the games are on during the working day. Here’s how I organise my time when I can, so that I can watch a few…

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How To Double Your Hours

If you could increase the number of hours,  you could increase your productivity. You’re workload is limited by the amount of hours you have available. One hour of your effort achieves one hour of results. Delegate a task and one hour of effort can achieve several hours of results. You have your own skills and abilities…

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The simplicity of pen and paper

There are any number of apps available that promise to organise your to-do list, capture notes, help you to be more productive, plan your day … While technology is great, it can tie us down or even make us less productive, as you spend time attempting to get the latest app to sync with the…

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But I already know this stuff …

Of course you do.  It’s all pretty obvious but for one reason or another: – you’re too busy, – you feel out of control, – you’re not sure where to start, – you’re just so overwhelmed, – you need to get organised first, – you’ll do it later … Whatever the reason … you just…

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The importance of planning ahead.

You’re working on an important report or piece of research and then you discover that the one person critical to you being able to complete the work is away on holiday and won’t be back until after it’s due. It’s not their fault – it’s due to lack of planning ahead on your behalf. Other…

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Forward planning for Christmas

Now’s the time to plan for Christmas. Yes really!  Get a head start and get out to the sales – stock up on wrapping paper, Christmas cards and decorations that are now going for a song. Plan your present lists for family and friends – buy them in the sales – either now or as…

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