How to love Mondays

From the day we start school, Monday to Friday represents the daily grind. Early starts. Hard work. Routine. Living for the weekend, waiting for those two precious days with family and friends. Sunday nights bring a familiar feeling of dread and the Monday morning alarm is the low point of the whole week. But it doesn’t have to be this way, what if we were to learn how to love Mondays? Start the week with something you love To learn how to love Mondays, the first step is to do something you enjoy on the first day of every week.…

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How to increase productivity by using time wisely

Over the past few weeks, I’ve increased my productivity levels exponentially. Up until that point, it had been an ongoing battle to get everything done. There was nothing I wanted to give up and yet I couldn’t cope with everything I had to do. I needed to start training for a triathlon I’m doing in June but I was ready to pull out because I couldn’t find the time to do it. Reaching crisis point Back in 2015 things had reached crisis point. I was working from home and fitting my hours around the children. I was there for all their milestones and I was…

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The health benefits of work-life balance

Blood pressure is often cited as a factor associated with your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.  It is also widely accepted that exercise is a key factor in lowering blood pressure. And over the past few days, the European Society of Cardiology has revealed the results of a study about daytime sleeping.  It turns out that napping during the day can lower your blood pressure significantly. In turn, this lowers your risk of having both a heart attack and a stroke. And yet, when it comes to both sleep and exercise, life tends to get in the way. I know…

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I haven’t got time

I hear a lot in the media about work-life balance. It’s often based around parents. Balancing work, childcare, family time and time to yourself is virtually impossible as a parent. I’ve interviewed seven amazing people now in my Inspirational Parents series. I’ve asked them all about their theories around work-life balance. Sadly nobody has come up with a miracle solution – other than asking for help. That’s really not my style so when I need to take on more work, something else has to give. Now that I’ve stopped everything else, the only way I can fit more working hours…

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