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Learn to be Effective Working Out of the Office

In this age of ever increasing flexible working, we are often left to our own devices. Sure working from home sounds great but do you ever find yourself struggling to stay focused? There’s always more washing to do after all. As you move up in your career, there is less and less supervision so learning […]

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Making the Most of Your New Planner

Hands up who is constantly buying a new planner, subscribing to a new app or changing project management tools in an attempt to be more productive? I have definitely been there! I get so enthusiastic about new shiny things – this is the tool that is going to be the game changer. I start off […]

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What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Working

We all have times where we hit the wall and being productive is the last thing we feel like doing. For me, it’s really important to honour how we’re feeling, which is why I focus on aligned productivity rather than productivity in the traditional sense. However, there’s no getting away from the fact that as […]

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Seven Quick Habits to Boost Productivity

Life is busy. We all want to do better but it sometimes it feels like we just don’t have the time. The reality is becoming more productive doesn’t need to be an onerous task. One simple change to your daily routine or a new habit to keep focused can have a major impact on how […]

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What does Productivity look like?

Productivity isn’t being busy. Productivity isn’t being exhausted. Productivity isn’t about maximising every single millisecond. Productivity isn’t even about output or how much you achieve or how quickly. You could do the crossword in your fastest time yet but for what? Why does that matter? You could complete a hundred crosswords a day which certainly […]

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What They Don’t Tell You About To-Do Lists

The biggest shock when I started my first professional job was learning you never get it all done. At university, your to-do list is finite. There are classes and course work. Essays to hand in. Exams to study for. Each of those deadlines pass and you’re done. Sometime in the middle of juggling research and […]

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Top Productivity Tip to Slay Everyday

Each day presents so many chances to refine your approach to maximise productivity. Moving a regular meeting out of your most productive time of day. Being more discerning about what extra work you volunteer for so you can remain focused on your most valuable projects. Managing interruptions by working in a different part of the […]

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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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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 […]