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Productivity and workflow
So you maaayy just be aware that Instagram has introduced a feature much like Snapchat: Instagram stories (yip – that’s what all those little round pictures above your feed are). Clueless as to if or why you should be using it? How it compares to Snapchat? What social media influencers are saying? We’ve rounded up...
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Want to achieve the revered “Inbox Zero” status? Here’s how I did it in five minutes: Archived the thousands and thousands of emails in my Primary tab. Although these were all read and responded to, I didn’t need the mental and visual clutter of seeing them there every day. Now, if there’s an email in...
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So… have you ever wanted to write a book, learn a new language, do a set of unassisted pull-ups or read War and Peace? Of course you have. And if not these, then other things. Although there’s no magic about the number 100, there is magic in consistency. There’s power in small gains, day after...
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During centuries past, information was controlled by the rich and the powerful. Before printing presses, books were hand-written, paper was expensive and only the rich or monastic could read. Access vs. curation – there is an argument for many of us reading less. Related: A data point of one Now, in the western context we...
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Want to have more confidence at work? Suffering from impostor syndrome? Related: 7 things that helped me to overcome workplace anxiety If you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re constantly checking to see that your pencil skirt isn’t hoiked into the back of your underwear, and you think everybody’s staring at you,...
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Your experiences, or those of any other person, represent a data point of one. One fact, one data point, is one point in support of a fact. Therefore, if you lose a significant amount of weight by following a certain eating plan, that represents a single data point (a single piece of proof) that that...
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It’s not rocket science, is it? We all know that the healthier we are, and the more healthy habits we have on the go during our work day, the better we’ll feel and the more we get done. And yet – we so often don’t implement them. That’s the magic of consistency – if you...
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I spend a lot of time sending emails to people I don’t know, to people who all receive many, many emails from someone like me, wanting something from them. Although I don’t always receive replies, I usually do – from really cool, busy people (like the Features Editor of Vogue, included at the end of...
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Wikipedia defines time management as “the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.” Related: Setting a bedtime alarm Not your forte? Here are three possible reasons why. 1. You plan out some activities, but fail to plan for...
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1. Get ready You may have guessed that preparation would be key – but I’m talking even earlier. While the only thing on your mind on Friday may be hitting the bar or running out the door, take five minutes to finish clearing your inbox and prioritising the next week – it’s a shutting down...
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