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Thoughts On Trusting Your Intuition

At the start of the year, I found myself contemplating a goal around shopping and my possessions. Considering implementing a one in, one out policy. Or a shopping ban for January. Or fix it February focusing on repairing things I already own. As I evaluated different options and tried to figure out what was best […]

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Five Tips to Leave Work on Time

Do you find yourself staying at work later and later? In the struggle to stay on top of things are you squeezing in ‘one last thing’, only for it to take you an hour past clocking off time? Or finally managing to catch that colleague you’ve being trying to talk to all day at five […]

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6 Simple Tips for Planning Your Work Day

I believe in keeping things simple. As soon as I overthink things or it gets too complicated, life has a habit of going a little haywire. The antidote is always to go back to basics. Productivity is no different. When things feel out of control or overwhelmed, reviewing key principles and core habits is the […]

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2018: A Round-Up

Welcome to the New Year! How is it feeling so far? Hitting the ground running with clear goals or taking it a bit slower? I’m certainly easing my way into 2019 and feel better for it.┬áThe start of a new year provides an easy reminder to pause, reflect, reevaluate but the thirty first of December […]

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Self-Inflicted Stressors and How to Combat Them

Is it just me or is the end of 2018 feeling particularly stressful? Instead of winding down, reflecting and spending time with our most important people, if anything it’s ramping up. There’s definitely a lot to juggle with finishing our last work responsibilities, attending Christmas parties, finding the perfect gift and deciding how to ring […]

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A Guide to Simple End of Year Reviews

There is a lot of content out there at the moment about doing an end of year review. How to do one. When to do it. What questions to ask. Stand on your head and get a PhD in self-reflection first. It’s a lot of noise and it’s a lot of pressure to do something […]

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Four Motivation Blocks and How to Transform Them

Motivation is a funny thing. Elusive. Want it too badly and it tends to disappear. ‘I need to be super motivated today.’ Poof. Gone. It’s fickle. And then frustrating. What if I said motivation isn’t real? It’s a construct. An illusion. A story we feed ourselves and collectively agree on. Yoda was right, there is […]

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How to Proactively Protect Your Energy

Our energy is everything. It influences how we spend our days. How much we get done. What we get done. How we feel about what we get done. Clearly, it’s critical. But no one really walks us through how to look after it. How to be energised. How to feel good. And how to stay […]

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The Easiest Way to Know Yourself Better Today

I often say no learning is ever wasted. Nowhere is this more true than in our process of self-discovery. The more we understand ourselves, the more we can show up in the world fully. The more we can adapt circumstances to suit our individual needs. The more we can understand others around us and how […]

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The Single Best Thing I’ve Done for my Personal Finances

Once upon a time, not so long ago, money worries would keep me awake at night. Not all the time but sometimes. I didn’t spend more than I earnt but I didn’t really save either. If a big unexpected cost came up, cue stress and sleeplessness. Until this. I bought a Kaikebo. Which is what […]