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…]

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…]

Create Your Perfect Afternoon Routine

Develop a post-work or post-school afternoon to mentally reset and prepare for your evening

Morning routines, as well as bedtime routines, are having a bit of a moment in the wellness world, and for good reason. But there’s another one that is often overlooked that is, in my opinion, just as important. After-work routine, after-school routine, before-the-kids-get-home-from-school routine – call it what you will, it’s crucial for that transition … [Read more…]

Make the Most of a TINY Freezer

Tips and tricks to make your tiny freezer work for you

Whether you’re trying to save money on your grocery bills or make healthy eating simple, chances are you’ve come across more than one article extolling the virtues of the humble freezer. This is all well and good, but when your freezer is the size of a postage stamp then chances are you’ve thrown your hands … [Read more…]

The problem with “should”

Stop telling yourself you "should" do things and live life with less guilt and more joy.

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve shared advice on how to develop an exercise routine and on how to enjoy cooking. In both cases, I emphasised figuring out your motivation for both of these things. I’d go a step further and say that if your motivation is “because I should”, then it’s time to … [Read more…]

How to Start a Bullet Journal

How to start a bullet journal | A summary of the core bullet journal concepts and how to start using this planning method

If you’ve spent any time on productivity or time management websites lately, you’ll likely have heard of the bullet journal. It is hands-down my favourite tool for goal setting, time management, stress relief, self-care, gratitude log, and just generally organising my life. I’ve always been the planning type, and I’ve habitually favoured paper planners over electronic … [Read more…]