Are you being worked to death?

work overwhelm and your health

In the UK the average working week is 40 hours. We’re spending longer in the office, sitting at a desk and less active than a decade ago. Over 50% of people work more than 40 hour and 8% are working 60 hours or more. People are under pressure, overloaded, more stressed. They have less time…

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The importance of sleep on productivity

The importance of sleep

“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Science is now backing up how important sleep is to our overall health and our productivity. It affects all aspects of our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Loss of sleep costs the UK economy over £30bn a year in lost revenue, or…

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Peace and Tranquility

calming and finding balance

Early morning peace and tranquility … In an increasingly busy and stressful world the natural environment provides a refuge: a place to recharge our batteries so we can emerge refreshed and renewed, ready to face the world. Taken on my recent fund-raising Canoe Adventure in Sweden.

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Not showing up


  Working in the area of time management it’s inevitable that people occasionally don’t show up for a call. I make allowances for life happening or the unexpected coming up and usually people let me know, even if it’s at the last minute. Every now and then someone simply doesn’t show up for their call.…

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Where Do You Spend Your Time?

Balance Your Productivity – Where do you spend your time? What are the choices you make and how much do you and others really value and respect your time? Valuing your time is about knowing where your time adds value, where and when you’re wasting it. What are the choices you make throughout the day?…

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Charge What You’re Worth

Valuing your time series

Balance Your Productivity – How to charge what you’re worth. Know your hourly rate and how to appreciate the real value of your time. Do you value your time? Even if you don’t charge for your time or have an hourly rate – your time still has value. How much time you spend on a piece…

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Money can’t buy love …

value time

…but it could buy happiness. At least according to the results of a recent survey it can. What they’ve confirmed is in the busy world in which we now live and work with so many demands on your time, if you truly value your time and want to be happier, some things are worth paying…

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A Perfect Technology Storm

a perfect storm

More people are now working from home and rely more and more on technology to enable them to do so. We expect broadband, phone and mobile to be available so we can stay connected, make and receive calls, upload and download files, send and receive email, connect with our cloud apps and everything that enables…

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Need to shift a few pounds for the Summer?

lose weight

Have you been ‘battling’ to shift a few pounds? I know I have and yes, ladies, it’s definitely harder as you get older! Here’s what’s worked for me … finally! Working from home, in front of a computer or on the phone for most of the day, it became obvious I definitely need fewer calories than compared to a…

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Relax, de-stress and improve your mood

Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Get out into nature. Research has shown that the sights and sounds of nature can calm you down, help you to relax, de-stress and improve your mood. This time of year is a great time to be outdoors. Days are getting longer and warmer. There’s more daylight at the beginning…

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