January 2017 Wrap Up

January 2017 wrap-up post | HowToGYST.com

January 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag for me. Things veered back and forth between “Wow, this sucks” and “Well this is exciting!” Overall, though, I’d say I’m on the right track to a standout year.Hold your nose; it’s time to dive in! Onwards! ->

Top 10 Videos of 2016 — The Best Of HowToGYST

Top 10 videos of 2016

In 2016, the HowToGYST YouTube channel grew from less than 1,000 subscribers to over 10,000! In fact, of my top 10 most-viewed videos of all time, 8 of them were uploaded in 2016. So it’s fair to say it was a stellar year.I learned a huge amount in the process, and have seriously upped my editing game and production skills. And I can assure you, things are about to get bigger and better than ever, with some great new videos on the way, as well as some exciting collaborations! EEK!But, for now, here are the top 10 videos of 2016. … Onwards! ->

Review of “Get Your Sh*t Together” by Sarah Knight

Review of "Get Your Sh*t Together" by Sarah Knight | Book review | Self-help | NotSorry | The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k | bookshelf

Fancy a review of “Get Your Shit Together”, Sarah Knight’s new book? Of course you do. The press release describes it as “giddily profane, immensely useful, and surprisingly powerful”. Bang-on, or bullshit?Pull up a pew, friend, and find out how I rated it on a scale of Die Hard 1 (classic) to Die Hard 5 (utterly forgettable and downright unforgivable. You’re better than that, Bruce).It should go without saying but expect swearing.(This post contains Amazon affiliate links which means I may earn a teeny tiny commission if you buy through them. Thanks in advance for your support! For more info, … Onwards! ->

Top 10 Posts of 2016 — The Best Of HowToGYST

Top 10 Posts of 2016

I feel like 2016 was the year the blog really found its feet. I focused on providing quality content on a consistent basis. When a post wasn’t “just right” I held back on publishing it because, frankly, you deserve better than that. You come here for answers (and, hopefully, a bit of entertainment) so I refuse to churn out sub-standard work just for the sake of saying I’ve published something that week.As a perfectionist, I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% happy with a post, but I’m learning the point at which I still feel it’s quality work. And, frankly, … Onwards! ->

My 2017 Resolutions — All 12 Of Them!

Advance warning that some of you will be a little horrified by one of my choices. But hey, my body, my rules.What follows are 12 things I plan to achieve in 2017. Yes, you heard me, 12. And not in a one-for-each-month sort of way. Nope, I’ll be working on ALL of these ALL of the time.If you think 12 is too many, consider this: I whittled it down from 24. What can I say, I’m a goal-setter and -getter. 😉 Onwards! ->

How To Have Yourself A Minimalist Christmas

Minimalist Christmas | Simplifying Xmas | Minimalism | Simplify

It may come but once a year, but that doesn’t make Christmas any less stressful. Apart from all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc. there’s also all the extra “stuff” to deal with. This can be anxiety-inducing, particularly when you’ve been making a concerted effort to declutter. So how can you have yourself a minimalist Christmas in the midst of all the chaos? Onwards! ->