When You’re A Night Owl Who Needs To Get Up Early

When a night owl needs to get an early start | not an early bird? Here are some tips to help your morning go a lot smoother

If you’re like me, you’re a night owl. You get some of your best work done when the sun goes down, and your motivation is at its highest when the clock chimes midnight. But real life isn’t always very accommodating of your personal preferences which is why, whether because of working hours or wonderful children, you find yourself getting up at a time that doesn’t feel natural to you. What’s a night owl to do when an early start is required? Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Declutter Your Email Inbox: Effective Email Management

Declutter Your Email Inbox with these 7 tips for effective email management | Inbox zero | Gmail | Outlook | Yahoo | Hotmail

Last week on YouTube I shared a video about how to cut down on your social media consumption (video embedded below). Today, to complement that, I want to talk about how to declutter your email inbox by streamlining your processes and reducing the amount of time you’re spending there. I’m including 7 practical tips, including a free service that will do some of the work for you. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Block Scheduling For Increased Productivity

Use block scheduling to save time & get everything done | Block schedule | Increased productivity | Get more done | Get things done | weekly schedule

Block scheduling is a huge time-saver that could literally knock hours off your working week. It helps you get “in the zone” and structure your week so you’re working on all the urgent and important stuff without neglecting the nitty gritty.In short, it helps you complete a huge amount of work in one go that you might otherwise spread over the course of several days, weeks or even months!Let’s look at what it is and how it works so you can start implementing it and seeing the benefits for yourself. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Work-Life Balance: How To Restore The Equilibrium

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! -> Onwards! ->

Planning Your Ideal Day (When Real Life Gets In The Way)

How to plan your ideal day when you've a 9-5 and bills to pay.

You know those quizzes that ask you to describe your ideal partner? Well, have you ever wondered what your ideal day would look like?Maybe you’d be lounging by a beach, cocktail in one hand, cabana boy in the other. Maybe you’d be on a shopping spree with an unlimited credit card. Maybe you’d be hiking the Inca trails of South America with nothing but a backpack and your best friend. Maybe you’d spend it curled up with a good book in a corner of your own personal library.But what’s a gal to do when that lottery win never comes to pass … Onwards! ->

How to Ditch Distractions to Improve Focus & Concentration

Improve Focus

Have you ever gone to bed thinking there was still so much more you wanted to get done? Or been in a frenzy and rushed off your feet, but still feel like you didn’t really accomplish anything? This post will show you how to get rid of that feeling once and for all. The fact is that, even on our good days, most of us aren’t nearly as productive as we’d like to think. And that’s down to productivity killers — those little time-stealers that snatch five minutes from us here and there so that we can’t get any momentum … Onwards! ->

Morning Routine: How to Take On the Day with Energy & Enthusiasm

Morning routine

Mornings, especially when you have kids, can be frantic affairs. And, if you’re anything like me, your bed becomes particularly magnetic when the sun comes up, meaning it takes a monumental effort just to unstick yourself. Then there’s breakfast to cook, bags to pack, teeth to brush, hair to tame, buses to catch, and clocks to beat. Instead of easing ourselves into the day, most of us spend our time sprinting to some finish line. Is it any wonder, then, that we don’t have the stamina to make a roaring success of the rest of our day?What, then, would your … Onwards! ->

Paper Clutter: How To Get Rid Of It For Good

Great advice on dealing with paper clutter

I know from all the comments I get that paper clutter is a big problem for a lot of you so, seeing as I’ve just completed the ‘paper’ category of the KonMari Method (watch the video here: The KonMari Method — Papers), I thought I’d share some of my tips on eliminating paper clutter once and for all. Onwards! ->

Delegating: How To Draft In Helping Hands

Delegating.

Delegating isn’t something reserved for executives or fat-cats. If you have any form of responsibility, whether it be for a Fortune 500 company, a family, or a few four-legged friends, you have an opportunity to take some of the pressure off yourself by asking others to help out. But I know how hard it can be to ask for help, so I’ve compiled some of my top tips for ensuring there’s no awkwardness, and that everyone chips in so the work gets done and you stay sane. As a self-certified control-freak, I find it difficult to let go of the reins … Onwards! ->