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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 […]

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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 Overcome Procrastination Once and for All

Ah, procrastination. The bane of many of our existences. Once upon a time, I thought I would grow out of it. Proper adults don’t procrastinate. How wrong I was. True, sometimes it doesn’t look like procrastination because we’re busy. But we’re still avoiding the most important item on our to-do list. And to me that […]

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How Can I Make My Day More Productive?

We all struggle with feeling like there aren’t enough hours in a day. With getting to the end of a busy day and thinking our to-do lists aren’t any shorter. And we get the golden days where it all clicks into place and we finish the day actually satisfied with what we’ve accomplished. But it […]

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Make Monday Your Favourite Day of the Week

Who here gets the Monday morning dread? You wake up, know you need to get a million things done but don’t know where to start. You drag your feet or switch between half a dozen tasks, underutilising precious time. Sound familiar? Monday’s don’t have to be this way. The secret to making Monday’s your favourite […]