How I Plan My Days

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how I plan my days, including why I do it, and what I use.

I talk a lot over here about the importance of scheduling to ensure you’re not only getting your daily tasks done but also that you’re making progress towards your “big picture” goals. Today I thought I’d give you a little behind-the-scenes look at how I plan my days and weeks, so you can see if I’m walking the walk.I’ll share the exact process I go through to ensure I’m making the most of my time and always progressing towards my personal and business goals, including the tools I use and how I break down my days. Onwards! ->

Planning Your Most Productive Day: A Step-By-Step Guide

Planning your most productive day: a step-by-step guide

How much more would you get done in a week if you could ensure that, each day, you were at maximum productivity levels?Instead of just waiting for one of those magical moments to come along, let’s look at the steps to planning your most productive day so that you can get shit done in much less time than it would normally take, and then go put your feet up. Onwards! ->

The Best Productivity System To Ensure Your Days Run Smoothly

Is your productivity system helping you get the most out of each day? Here's a big mistake you might be making...

Do you have a productivity system in place to get the most out of your day?Most people just sit around waiting for motivation to strike. And, when it does, they beaver away at whatever pops into their head until they run out of steam… and then go back to waiting.Is it any wonder we rarely make serious progress towards our dreams?With an effective productivity system, you can plan your days so that they run smoothly, and so that you never forget a meeting or miss a deadline. Or, heaven forbid, come home without the milk! Onwards! ->

Work-Life Balance: How To Restore The Equilibrium

Work-Life Balance

One of the biggest challenges people tell me they face is finding a work-life balance. As a parent to a three-year-old, and as a fiercely independent person, I can certainly see the struggle in my own life. So I thought I’d share the secrets that have helped me grow a business while staying sane(-ish).Here’s the first thing you need to know: you don’t have a work-life balance problem. Onwards! ->

August 2016 Wrap Up

Here's what happened on the HowToGYST site, YouTube channel, and at home in August 2016

August 2016 was very much an unusual month here at home. Sam was away for the first half, I was invigilating the law exams for the second half, and Scout and I took a week’s holidays with my family. So yeah, in the whole month, we didn’t have a single “regular” week.Let’s have a look at the site and stats first to see if there was anything “regular” there. Onwards! ->

Today is Day One

Today is Day One of whatever you. Read on... howtogyst.com/day-one

So often I hear people talk about their big goals and dreams, only for them to dismiss them in the very next breath.After all, lofty ideas are for people with lots of time and even more money. They’re for those more skilled, successful, driven, confident, and talented. Right?So we dream amongst the stars but still we stay upon the soil.But every so often, one of us steps forward and spreads our wings. Today, it’s your turn. Onwards! ->

A Simple Goal-Setting Exercise When You Don’t Know Where To Start

When it comes to goals, what happens when the hardest part isn’t getting started, it’s not even knowing where to start? Here's a simple exercise to help.

We’ve talked about how to set goals and the best way to achieve them, but what happens when you can’t seem to come up with good goals for yourself at all? What happens when the hardest part isn’t getting started, it’s not even knowing where to start?Thankfully, there’s a simple exercise you can do when you’re having problems locating the starting line. (And hey, I’ve provided a free printable for it too.) Onwards! ->

July 2016 Wrap Up

Here's what happened on the HowToGYST site, YouTube channel, and at home in July 2016

I was hoping to settle comfortably into the second half of the year but no, July 2016 was full of transition. With a total change of pace and scenery, I’m still struggling to re-find my feet. On The Site — July 2016This month, I talked a lot about self-care for introverts, all about the best ways to ensure us asocial types are looking after ourselves and not feeling overwhelmed. (Easier said than done, right?) It’s a sad fact of life that it’s usually the ones who shout loudest who are listened to, regardless of the quality of their message. As … Onwards! ->

How To Achieve Goals (& Enjoy The Ride)

To achieve goals, you may have the "what" and the "why"... Here's the "how"…

I mean this with love so bear with me: You’re too narrow-minded and stubborn. When it comes to our big goals, we all fix our eyes on the prize and draw a straight line between us and it. It’s a target that’s right in front of us. All we have to do is pull back the bow and we’ll shoot our arrow straight and true to the bullseye.Right? Onwards! ->