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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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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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For how many minutes today have you let your mind wander… without doing anything else? Not driving your car, running into the shop, sitting in front of your computer or eating your food?
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Every week I give you a summary of a book that I found valuable (and possibly even life changing). The aim of the summary is not to replace the book (as a bibliophile I recoil at the thought) but to help you to decide whether you would like to read it, or to spring avenues...
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As many of you who “speak foreign” will know, pomodoro means “tomato” in Italian. Have you used the method before? Francesco Cirillo struck upon the technique in 1992 when studying, and named it after his kitchen timer, shaped like a tomato. (He couldn’t very well call it the “tomato technique”!) Since then the theory has become...
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