Are you a sloth? It’s time to get up and move!

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I’ve got nothing against sloths. I think they are amazing creatures but let’s face it, sloths are well known for their sedentary ways. They sleep for up to 20 hours a day and even when they are awake they don’t move much.
Interestingly, new research suggests that we are adopting the sedentary ways of our gentle sloth friends.
Thanks to technology and […]

Overcoming Writer’s Block: How to Outsmart Your Inner Critic

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Have you ever left writing an essay until the last minute because you didn’t know what to write? Or perhaps because you were overly harsh and critical of your writing?
An empty word document can bring up all kinds of uncomfortable mental and physical states such as anxiety, self doubt and overwhelm.
“Is it going to be any good?”, “Can I do it?” […]

Improve Your Focus: Outsourcing Self Control

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Image by Ruby RoseA few months ago I came across this picture that several friends had shared on Facebook (courtesy of Ruby Rose). Many people identified with this image making comments along the lines of –

“So sad but TRUE!”
Sites like Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr are incredibly addictive.
Deep down we all know we should be working towards our long term goals. But […]

Get Organised: Creating Workspaces that Work

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Students often tell me that they work in a state of “organised chaos”. My desk in 2008 – Before discovering the joys of being organisedWhilst their desks are piled high with papers and stuff, they insist that this doesn’t affect their productivity. I beg to differ.
Let me explain it this way. Imagine that you need major surgery. You go to your local […]