It is so easy – too easy – with the busyness of the working world winding by, to forget to make meaningful contributions to what you enjoy.
To tackle this, I’ve come up with a few rules and routines to make any habit achievable, even in a profession as busy and full-on as teaching. … More How I make time for writing as a teacher
Next to planning ahead, batching activities is the #2 activity in saving time, getting organised, and feeling more productive every day. … More The brilliance of batching and why you should do it too
Here’s my simple routine that fits alongside any day spent teaching. It could revitalise your health and help you take back time for yourself each day. … More Exercise for teachers | Simply staying in shape
Let’s fast forward to early 2021, and I’ve already exceeded last year’s total, well on the way to exceeding this year’s goal. What’s my secret for making so much reading progress this year? … More The Joy of Speed Listening | Productivity Hacks
A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, lists your Actions, detailed Results, and is Time-dependent. Giving SMART answers at interviews meant that I rarely got rejected while hunting for graduate jobs (that happened at the other stages), but why would we want to apply this thinking to our goals?
Because SMART thinking is the ultimate productivity hack. … More The ULTIMATE productivity hack | Making SMART goals
Motivation is a wonderful tool for getting started, but it never helps us to finish our projects. In reality, we need to internalise our motivation. Here’s why (and how). … More Motivation is a myth (I promise)
[3-minute read] “I’ve been using BuJos every day for six years, so have fine-tuned a system that I’m happy with. It might not work for you, but it’ll be a great start as you leap into a world geared around maximising productivity.” … More The Bullet Journal’s Hidden Productivity Hack
[4-minute read] “Ever since I revived Hardly Hamilton all the way back in May 2020, things have changed. Here’s how I produce content and why I plan ahead (and why you should do too).” … More Creating content: why I plan ahead
[4-minute read] “For me, OneNote is a game changer.” Get the low-down on why. … More Why I’m using OneNote in 2020
[3-minute read] “…as a freelance writer and blogger, I can work wherever I please. I’ve worked from home, in coffee shops, libraries, Universities and even on trains, but completely understand how difficult it can be to stay productive outside of an office. These are my tips and tricks to maximising your productivity while working from home.” … More Maximise your productivity while working from home