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Productivity As Self Care

Self care is such a buzzword. I feel like it’s overused to be almost meaningless. Yet here I am writing an article on the relationship between self care and productivity. Two things that don’t seem like they go together. Which is the point. When did doing things to take care of ourselves and live a […]

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Throwing Out the Habit Building Rulebook

Over the years I’ve written a lot about the tactics of habit building. Which is not that surprising considering my first introduction to the idea of self development was Tim Ferriss, the king of personal hacking. Underpinning those strategies is the idea that building habits is hard. You need a game plan because otherwise you’ll […]

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The Essential Ingredients to Decision Making

When it comes to being in charge of your life, being able to make decisions is right up there with knowing what you want.  If you can’t choose, and then act on that choice, you have little hope of making serious progress towards creating your life. In fact, if you don’t decide, life has a […]

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What If We Can Succeed Without Stress?

This morning I sat outside savouring my coffee and writing notes on what I wanted to work on today. It felt delicious, sitting there listening to bees go about their day, hearing birds in the trees. So peaceful. So grounding. What really came through for me is we don’t think it’s ok to work this […]

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First You Build The Habit

I was scrolling Facebook the other day and noticed a post from a friend about getting back into a fitness routine. The post showed a schedule of daily at home workouts and classes. A workout and a class every single day. After starting from nothing. How long do you think she maintained this schedule for? […]

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Feel Motivated to Work Every Day

It’s amazing how easy it becomes to be motivated when you know what you’re doing every day. A lack of motivation is often a sign of not knowing where to start. The challenge is too many decisions about where to start. You get overwhelmed and do nothing. Remove the decision making in the moment. When […]

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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 productive flow (meaning, defining productivity for ourselves). However, there’s no getting away from the fact that as career women, […]

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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 […]