What’s your optimum speed?

I was chatting to a lovely VA last week, who said that she knows she has capacity for more clients when she finds herself taking longer to do everything. She finds herself procrastinating, idling, skirting around decisions, spending all morning doing something that frankly would only...

5 ways to create rest

Well I’m a week into my 10 days of rest experiment and while it’s not been plain sailing it has been working. Not in a dramatically obvious way - I haven’t been suddenly bouncing out of bed feeling on top of the world (yet). But...

10 Days of Rest

Are you ready for Christmas yet? This is probably the most common question I get at this time of the year. From friends, family, and complete strangers. What does that even mean? Ready for what? Ready for all those presents you’ve painstakingly picked, bought and wrapped to...

3 Survival tips for crazy season

Are you in crazy season right now? Or about to go into one? There are definitely seasons where life speeds up. I’m in one of those right now. Never mind Christmas. November has been full on crazy busy with workshops. I’ve been working in London, Darlington, Tamworth,...

Take Your Time

As a Productivity Ninja, I have many conversations around time.  “Not enough time, too much to do” is how most of my conversations start. We talk about good use of time, about how to work faster, smarter, how to not get bogged down in detail, paralysed by...

Planned Sponteneity

My husband laughed when I suggested this.  When we first got together we were pretty spontaneous. Meeting friends, going out, what’s for dinner, driving over to Italy for the weekend - all that just happened, when we felt like it. We didn’t do much planning. We...

Forget balance. How’s your work life rhythm?

I haven’t had a 9-5 job for a long time. But I don’t think many people do these days, even if they are supposed to. Ever since I became a mum 9 years ago, I’ve been juggling and experimenting with different working patterns - from 2...

The real reason I don’t get enough sleep

There’s been a lot in the news about sleep this week. I must admit, this isn’t one of my better habits. I know sleep is important. I know it affects my capacity, my thinking, my wellbeing and my mood. I even consider it a luxury - I...

What’s on Your Pick Me Up Playlist?

What do you do when you’re feeling fed up? When you look at your to-do list and feel a bit ‘meh’? Do you find yourself stuck in limbo land, trudging away halfheartedly, not really working but not not working either? Do you drag yourself to your...

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