About that mental load

There have been some great articles recently highlighting the mental load and emotional labour involved in managing life outside of work. I have to say, for every man I’ve had in a workshop who has said: “I don’t have to think about anything at home - my wife...

Are you getting too involved?

I’ve had some interesting conversations recently about trust, delegation and involvement. Specifically how being too involved can get in the way of your productivity. Here are 5 signs that you might be over-involved: You constantly have a backlog of unread or part-read emails you never get round...

Why decisions drive you crazy

What does writing a book, going through a divorce, starting a company and buying a house have in common? They all involve a high level of decision making. Ever since I started writing this book, I’ve noticed two things: 1. The number of unmade decisions in my head Writing...

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...

Are you the default person?

An article caught my eye this week. The first line asked “Are you the default parent?”, followed by “If you have to think about it, you're not. You'd know. Trust me.” It gave a humorous and somewhat bleak account of all the things you scope,...

5 time wasters that are actually highly productive

I’ve been running a lot of Stress Less, Achieve More workshops lately, and one of the lightbulb moments we often have, is that what feels productive isn’t always the case, and what feels like time wasting, can actually be highly productive. Here are five examples: 1. Thinking time...

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