Productivity Hacks: Do 3 Tasks Every Day

Feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list? Limiting your task list can help you regain control. Click through for details.

I love to-do lists. They’re practically my lifeblood. I’d be totally lost without having a handy list of tasks to refer back to every day. But sometimes they’re a secret source of anxiety. When the list is too long, or full of too many large tasks, I get overwhelmed. When this happens I get stressed … [Read more…]

My October Bullet Journal Setup

Bullet journal monthly spread ideas

It’s the last day of September! For us bullet journalists that means it’s time to get our October spreads set up. I’m at the six-month mark in my bullet journal journey, so I’ve gotten into a bit of a groove but I’m still experimenting to figure out what works best for me, so I thought … [Read more…]

Why You Don’t Need an Empty Inbox

Find emails faster without needing to file them away under labels. Click through for more information.

The phrase ‘Inbox Zero’ is a common goal in productivity and self-development circles these days. While I find unread emails in my inbox can cause anticipatory stress (and I’m not alone), I have no problem leaving opened emails sitting in my inbox. At the time of writing this, my personal email account has 19 302 … [Read more…]

How to Effectively Batch Your Tasks

Batching is a fantastic productivity tool that helps you manage your time effectively. Click through for tips and tricks to get the most out of it.

It’s a pretty open secret nowadays that humans are bad at multitasking. Every time you ALT+TAB to Twitter or your phone beeps, your concentration is shattered, and, depending on the kind of activity you’re doing, it can take you a while to regain your focus. For instance, if you’re writing a paper and you’re interrupted … [Read more…]

3 Ways to Reduce Stress Every Day

Life can get pretty stressful. Click through for three easy habits you can add to your routine to stop anxiety in its tracks.

Life can get pretty stressful, and while one of the most important things you can do to reduce stress is to avoid or limit stressful situations (for instance if your job is stressful and unrewarding you might start looking for another one) sometimes stress is unavoidable, for instance if a family member falls ill. And … [Read more…]

Productivity Hacks: Setting Time Limits

Setting time constraints can boost your productivity with both short-term tasks and long-term habits. Click through to find out more.

Ever feel like you never have enough time to get things done, even when you think that logically you should? You’re not alone. You and I might not be freelance writers, but the same principles apply. Whether you’re trying to muster up the energy in the short-term to clean the kitchen, or in the long-term … [Read more…]

Preparing to Pack: Clothes

How to pare down and declutter your closet in preparation for moving to a new home

You may have seen me mention this on social media, but after living in Scotland for nearly a decade I’m moving back to Canada in December. Before we move, the Scotsman and I need to sort through the five years’ worth of belongings we’ve accumulated in our current home and decide what we want to … [Read more…]