That’s right, you heard me. That chair you’re sitting on is holding you back. It’s making you less productive and it’s probably causing bad posture. I might sound like I’m talking utter madness here (I’ll leave that for you to decide), but even studies (albeit tenuous studies – but that doesn’t make them invalid) have [...]

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Dealing With a Mountain of Work

by PAL on February 6, 2014

Drowning in Work

Let’s set the scene. You’ve got an almighty, skyscraper sized, stack of work to go through, but you’re not really feeling the love. As it stands, this unreasonably sized pile of work is your enemy. It’s causing you stress, it’s constantly at the back of your mind (and probably the front), but you don’t really [...]

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Do it There and Then

by PAL on December 12, 2013

We’re always putting things off till later (I definitely do), no matter if the task takes 10 seconds or a few hours, we just tend to think “I’ll leave that for now and do it later”…. The problem with doing this is that; These “things” build up in your mind’s to-do list, whether consciously or [...]

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Must Do It!

It’s easy to put stress & strain on yourself. I often find myself thinking “I must do this and that later”. All these thoughts build up in my mind and cause unnecessary stress. Ultimately they make the jobs that “I must do” seem like a chore, rather than what could actually be an enjoyable and [...]

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Use Your Time More Efficiently… 5 Minutes is a Long Time!

December 5, 2013

When you’re standing about making a cup of tea, waiting for the kettle to boil, what do you generally do? If you’re like most people, you’ll probably just stand there, doing absolutely nothing. Consider for a minute, that you could fill that time with stacking up your dishwasher, cleaning a few plates or sweeping the [...]

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Stop Procrastinating & Just Get Started

December 2, 2013

Do you ever start the day fresh, full of high hopes and knowing exactly that you need to get done. But then as the day goes on slowly, but surely, you find┬áthat you’re not actually getting any of the work done that you need to, because you’re doing other little things, and ultimately putting off [...]

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The Temporary ToDo List

November 28, 2013
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I’m going slightly against one of my main principles here……. not to use to-do lists. Actually it’s a direct violation of the principle, because that’s exactly what I’m going to tell you do to…. But (and this is important) only in certain situations, where you need to restore order and just get shit done. Don’t [...]

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Banish Your Negative (Lizard) Voice… It’s Holding You Back

November 25, 2013
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Do you ever settle down for work and have thoughts such as; “It’s too late for work now, just leave it until tomorrow” “Just watch a bit of television first” “Before doing anything, I should probably grab a coffee” “I’d better not do this as Charlie wouldn’t approve” That my friend, is your “Lizard Voice” [...]

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Eliminate Stress & Confusion with 3 Words

November 15, 2013
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If you’re the sort of person that easily labels certain types of advice as nonsense, put that part of your personality aside for a second and read this… it works. These are probably the three most important words that I can provide you with; Relax, Now, Decide These three words will help you overcome confusion, [...]

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Focus on Tasks, Not Concepts

November 13, 2013

I often find myself thinking “I need to do some work, I need to do some work” over and over again, and I’ve been thinking about this lately, and come to the realisation that rather than motivating me to get work done, it actually has the opposite effect. The problem is, that rather than focussing [...]

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