What can you do in 25 minutes?

What can you do in 25 minutes?

I have been heavily into productivity ever since my multi-tasking, overstretched, Office Manager days and just this week, while re-exploring the Pomodoro Technique it got me thinking, what can you do in 25 minutes? What I have discovered is that you can actually do WAY more in 25 minutes than you would think! Take today for example.  I have been meaning to show myself some self-care but it has been falling to the wayside much more than I would have

Planning for a better future

Planning for a better future

I know that planning can be met with some resistance, but I really swear by planning for a better future because you have a clear idea of what you are aiming for and some clear steps on what you need to do to get there.  No it may not be a quick fix to getting you to where you want to be, but it will definitely get you there miles quicker than if you just wish and want for something.

Knowing when to step away

Knowing when to step away

January can be a bit bi-polar in the way that people will be feeling.  Some will be all motivated and plunging themselves into new adventures and habits (just look through the window of any gym at the moment!) and others will be feeling the January blues after having time off from work and time to relax. The thing is knowing when to step away for a bit and reassess where you are and where you are heading.  Which is what

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you!  Wow, I simply can’t believe how fast the time has been going and how quickly we seem to be going from year to year – not that I am complaining, it has been an excellent ride and I have done so much in one year! How was your Christmas and New Year?  What did you get up to?  Have you made any changes? I had a fantastic Christmas spent with my family and then new

Coping with a stressful work environment

Coping with a stressful work environment

I’ve had my fair share of stressful working environments through my working life and I know that it can be a painful place to be. So I thought that I would share some tips for coping with a stressful work environment. There are many factors that make a work environment stressful, it can be bad communication, uncertainty or even dominance from other workers.  Things like funding cuts or looming redundancy can make work a stressful place to be. Having said that

Welcome to Should Land

Welcome to Should Land

Welcome to Should Land. You should have lots of fun here because you should enjoy the rides, should like the people here and should get on with what you are doing because everyone else does. The whole problem with ‘should‘ has come up very regularly with my clients lately.  They have been doing things because they have a feeling that they should – because someone has told them they should or they feel like they should because of ‘such and

Procrasti-knitting

Procrasti-knitting

So yeah, I’ve been drawn into a world of procrasti-knitting over the past few days!  I have been getting my work done and of course have all the preparation and designated time for my clients, but I have been drawn to a new knitting project rather than doing some of the tasks that need doing around the house. I have discovered both yesterday and today that there are two sides to procrasti-knitting, one is good and one is not quite so

So you have a dream…

So you have a dream…

So you have a dream…but you want someone else to make it happen for you… Today is perhaps going to sound like I am ranting a little bit (and perhaps I actually am) because it is something that really irritates me. At the moment, my Facebook feed is being littered by one of my friends wanting a change in career.  He wants to go back to something he did many years ago. Sound OK, right?  Sharing your dreams with friends?

Overwhelm – how to over come it

Overwhelm – how to over come it

In the fast paced and busy world that we live in today, it is all too easy to become overwhelmed and want to step off the planet for a while until things get better.  Today I want to share with you some information on overwhelm and how to over come it. I can remember many times throughout my life when I have felt overwhelmed and it is most certainly not a pleasant feeling.  It makes you want to hide or

3 Things to Make Today a Good Day

3 Things to Make Today a Good Day

You know, there is just 3 things to make today a good day, not matter how bad it may have been (or seemed!) The simple method if to think about three things that you are grateful for that day (see, that is all the 3 things to make today a good day) I told you it was simple! …and what’s more, they don’t have to be HUGE things that you are grateful for, they can be as simple as the