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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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Supporting Yourself Through Transitions & Change

Recently I qualified as a life coach. As I headed towards the end of the six month course, I was a little nervous. How would I manage without the structure of the course? Can I maintain the momentum I’ve built? What if I just stop and all this effort is for nothing? Sound familiar? It’s […]

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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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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 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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What to do When Feeling Stuck in Life

Whether work is getting you down or you’re out of creative ideas for your side hustle, we all get stuck sometimes. It could be a general feeling of malaise. Or the winter blues. Maybe your best friend just moved to the other side of the world and life feels a little empty without your regular […]

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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 […]