Do you have a To-Do list?
There’s no doubt: lists help us get organised.
But I’m now convinced there’s a better way…
I’ve been running a standard To-Do list (using Nozbe) for a long time. Recently I devised a “fix” that has completely transformed my task management system. You can use this hack to to boost your motivation, increase Continue reading
No matter where you live, you’ve probably heard about the Referendum in the UK. On 23 June 2016, Brits will decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. What you might not have realized is that this vote is about YOU too! Whether you live in the US, India, South Africa, Canada, Nigeria, Australia or anywhere else…
The Self-Improvement Guy blog is not a political website. But the current UK political climate is a warning to us all: even if you have no interest in UK politics, read on Continue reading
Do you have enough time to do everything you want to do? If so, you’re extremely fortunate (and probably some sort of superhero!) But for the rest of us, here are some ways to claw back those extra precious minutes and hours…
photo: public domain
“Time and tide wait for no man…”
Can you “create” time? Strictly speaking, no, which is Continue reading
Do you write a journal or diary? For some, it’s a natural part of their daily routine. For others, it’s an ongoing struggle or a failed project. Or maybe you’ve never even thought of it. But perhaps you should…
When I was just seventeen I had a girlfriend who wrote a daily diary of her life. I never got to read it: she kept it secret (but I hoped she had written at least some nice things about me). What astonished me most of all was not that she wrote every single day, but Continue reading
What happens when you get out of bed in the morning? Do you stumble into the shower? Reach for the coffee? Trip over the dog? The things you do first in your day, and the way you do them, can set you up for success or failure…
As part of my Self-Improvement I have taken time to analyse how I use my time, how much I get done each day and what techniques I can use to enhance these.
“Have you seen the …?”
“How do you ever find anything?”
“Why do you keep all this?”
“You need a system!”
Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve had similar things said to you, or said them to yourself. Effective personal organisation is part of being a “grown-up” and yet so often we revert to being the teenager with the messy bedroom…
photo credit: Flohmarkt
You know, life is complicated. We’re surrounded by “stuff”. Stuff we’ve bought, stuff we’ve been given, stuff we’ve been sent, stuff we wear, stuff we use, stuff we love and stuff that’s just “stuff”. More stuff arrives daily on our doormat or in our inbox; every week or month we buy more stuff and every year people give us more stuff for our birthday and Christmas. Continue reading