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! ->

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! ->

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! ->

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! -> Onwards! ->

How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World: Networking

Introverts Guide To Networking: Networking as an introvert can be difficult, particularly in this extrovert world. So, when it seems like the mighty are favoured over the meek, how can shy people and introverts socialise in a way that makes them feel most comfortable?

There are few things more frightening than being an introvert in an extrovert world. (OK, there are lots, but allow me the alliteration.) It’s hard to keep your candle burning when everyone else is beaming their headlights directly into your eyes, dazzling and distracting you.So, in a world that seems to value the mighty more than the meek, how can us introverts not only survive but thrive?Consider this the ultimate guide to networking as an introvert.​ Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

Christmas Gift Ideas (That Are Clutter-free!)

Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas

Gift ideas (or lack thereof) got you in a tizz? Fear not, HowToGYST is here to help! Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! Deck the halls and decorate the tree! Sing carols and hang stockings! Ring the bells and wrap the presents! Or, at least, that’s what it’s supposed to be like, right? Instead, it’s more of a panicked frenzy when you can’t find the perfect present for your loved one, so you end up getting more or less the same thing you got last year. (Bath & body lotion set, anyone?) But all that’s about to change! AND, because… Onwards! ->