• Side Note

    What Comes Next?

    If you sit down and think about it, I mean really dig deep and think, how different is today’s world to when you were a child? If you say “No different” then you may not be paying attention, or you live on another planet Just watching the news nowadays is like a lucky draw, will it be about a virus or war or a political spat that is destroying lives or endangering our future? It is hard to be a “glass half full” type of person with the world being the way it is. Now you might say, “Just don’t watch the news” or “Don’t be so melodramatic, we have…

  • Side Note

    Motivating Yourself & Others

    Motivating yourself is one thing, but having to motivate others is particularly tricky. That saying about leading a horse to water but not being able to make the horse drink becomes especially true when you have to deal with another person’s personal or emotional challenges. My knee jerk reaction is to say that you can’t force others to do what you think they should be doing. You can work on your own goals, critical tasks, work related commitments. Remember something, don’t make a colleague’s job your own, the stress of trying to juggle their work as well as your own may be more harmful to you than you think, it…

  • Declutter,  Organising,  Planning

    The Art of Distraction

    Your country may or may not be on lockdown currently, or it was on a full lockdown which has now turned into a watered down version.Either way, if you don’t know what COVID-19 is then you have been living under a rock. I am not going into the “ins and outs” of what the virus is or what it may or not be cured by etc etc… This post is not about that. What I have noticed is that people are suddenly cooking at home more, or they have decided to finally sort out their garage or office or study, because they have the time to do it. With the…

  • Planning,  Scheduling,  Side Note

    The Great Ideas Black Hole

    Sometimes we have a great idea for a blog post and sometimes, well we just don’t. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Work, and your home responsibilities, sometimes take over, and you are unable to get to that all important blog post that you wanted to get out there for your readers to peruse. Sit down and plan, create a list of things you want to share. Watch some relevant YouTube content, just don’t get sucked into the YouTube black hole. Listen to a podcast or read a book that is relevant to your particular blog. Just don’t give up. When you have your topic, write it down on your…

  • Planning,  Routine,  Scheduling

    The Benefits of a Routine

    Each day we wake up and wash our face, make the bed, clean our teeth, and have a hearty breakfast… Or do we? Routines have become a luxury for a lot of us. Whether you are single, or in a relationship, or married you may find it difficult to get into an all-important routine. While I am generalising, I do know that a lot of us struggle to stick to a routine. A lot of the time we can start one, but it can be very challenging to follow through every day. Why is this such an important issue? From a personal perspective I find that not having structure to…