2020 goal setting – and how to stick to them!

As we turn to the end of the year and the beginning of the next one inevitably we start to think about goals and resolutions for the year ahead.  So I just wanted to share some tips with you for 2020! 1. Spend time really thinking about your goals. One good way to do this is an “audit” of the previous year. What were the … Continue reading 2020 goal setting – and how to stick to them!

Mental toughness versus self-care

Because I’m committed to self improvement and planning, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what could have gone better. I’m a perfectionist, and the ‘action replay’ part of my brain is well developed and sometimes hard to shut down. I think a lot of what’s out there, whether harmless Pinterest quotes or fitness guru insta live chats, portrays self improvement or development as … Continue reading Mental toughness versus self-care

The productivity tomato… how Pomodoro technique helps me stay focused

When I have a heavy workload I sometimes struggle to stay focused. Basically the monkey part of my brain takes over, and I alternate between being stressed about how much there is to do, and getting distracted – neither of which actually helps me to achieve anything! I came across the Pomodoro technique when I was googling “how not to procrastinate” a few years back … Continue reading The productivity tomato… how Pomodoro technique helps me stay focused

Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads: How to Set Up Your Weekly Plan

Ryder Carroll doesn’t really work with the weekly spread in the formal Bullet Journal method, but personally it’s probably the most key part of my goal setting and planning routine. Partly this is because I am a total perfectionist and have a real tendency faced with the first few ‘imperfect’ days of a month’s achievements to lose focus – basically, I love a fresh start … Continue reading Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads: How to Set Up Your Weekly Plan