April Challenges Evaluation

April Challenges – Evaluation

In April, I ambitiously took on 5 challenges for the month! Here’s a reminder of what they were: Get up 4 minutes earlier each day, starting at 8.30am and ending at 6.30am. Cut down on internet procrastination. Work on solo piano pieces, and make notes on them, for 45 minutes each day. Do the Daily …

Setting ‘Micro Tasks’ for Improved Productivity

Each morning (or sometimes the evening before), I write up a to-do list for the day. I list all the tasks I would like to achieve, in roughly the order of priority. Lately, some common items I have added to my to do list include, ‘blog promotion’, ‘blog improvements’ and ‘tidy’. What is the problem …

June 2017 Challenge – Cut Internet Procrastination

In June 2017, I challenged myself to cut down on the amount of time I was wasting on the internet. I was aware that this was adding up to a significant amount of time. These are the rules I set myself: Check and blitz emails 3 times a day maximum, after mealtimes. Check Facebook once …

Alternative Uses for Cosmetic Products You are Not Going to Use

Do you have half-used perfumes, makeup, hair products and other cosmetic products that you are not going to use, for whatever reason? Maybe the product is years out of date, maybe you don’t like the scent, or the product doesn’t work for you. You’d love to clear some space and get these half-used products out …

Activities for Re-Energising Yourself

Do you sometimes feel unmotivated, and struggle to get yourself moving to get on with tasks? Do you get drawn in by the temptation to procrastinate? Sometimes in these situations, it’s wise not to keep pushing yourself to get on with the tasks that you ‘should’ be doing, because if your energy and motivation is …

Do I Keep Something, or Give It Away?

Do you have far too much stuff cluttering your surroundings? Do you sometimes have a clear out but find it hard to part with certain items?  Here are some questions you can ask yourself, to help clarify in your mind whether you should hold on to the item, or give it away (to somebody else, …