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! ->

Monthly Review — Why It’s Important & How I Do It [+ FREE printable]

Monthly review

It’s the last week in January so I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you to the monthly review. I’m going to assume you’re a ‘writing things down’ rockstar by now but, even if you’re not, this week’s post will still benefit you. The monthly review is all about reminding you of your achievements, flagging areas for improvement, and keeping you on track towards your goals, both big and small. It only takes me a few minutes on the last day of each month, but it helps me focus on what’s important and forget the rest. (And… Onwards! ->

How To Get Shit Done & Reach Your Productivity Peak

I’m going to assume you’ve already done a “mind sweep” to stop forgetting things, and that you’re breaking down your master list into categories to make it more manageable. Today is step 3 — how to get shit done. If you haven’t knocked a few things off your ‘to do’ list after this, you’re doing it wrong. 😛 Strap yourselves in, folks, ‘cause shit’s about to get serious. So, assuming you’re all caught up on previous posts (links above), you should now have a good handle on your calendar and your ‘to do’ items. Today’s the day we start taking… Onwards! ->

How To Break Down Your Master List (To Make It More Manageable)

Break Down Your Master List

This week, we’re taking your productivity to the next level by looking at how to break down your master list or brain dump into something much more manageable. (If you missed last week’s post, where we actually did a full “mind sweep” and got everything written down into a trusted system, you can catch up here: How To Stop Forgetting Things.) Assuming you were diligent with last week’s exercise, and kept it up in the interim, you should now have a pretty long list of random thoughts and tasks. It’s time to move them on, or move them out. Onwards! ->

Stop Forgetting Things… Today!

This month, I’m showing you how to get all your to-do’s out of your head and into an efficient system so you stop forgetting things. Sound good? After all, your brain should be for analysing and feeling and creating and connecting… It shouldn’t be concerned with crap like endlessly reminding you to buy milk or mend your bike. So let’s sweep the cobwebs off that poor, overworked cranium and get cracking, shall we? Your thoughts can be very scattered things. There’s no sheepdog up there corralling them together into a pen — they’re free to roam the wilds of your… Onwards! ->

CHALLENGE: 16 Things I Want To Do Before 2016

16 things I want to do before 2016 -- challenge

I don’t want to worry you but the end of the year is just around the corner. *gulp* Having said that, these last two months are my favourite time of year (with the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day being the pinnacle) because the new year brings new promise and new opportunities. I feel excited and motivated, and eager to challenge myself so I can round out the current year on a high. So when I saw that Kara over at BohoBerry.com had posted a picture of her “16 before 2016” list, I knew it was perfect for me.… Onwards! ->

How To Remember Everything — Use A Bullet Journal

17 things I learned in 2017 | Leuchtturm 1917 notebook Bullet Journal edition, front cover, black | Stationery addict

How many times have you forgotten something important? Or even something trivial? How many times have you had a great idea in the shower or in the middle of the night and foolishly told yourself you’d remember it? How many times have you forgotten an appointment or a piece of information? How many times have you come home with a bag full of groceries, and then had to go back for the milk? Yup, yup, yup, yup, yup. Been there. For me, I’ve never been able to keep a journal or a scrapbook for any prolonged period of time, but… Onwards! ->