The art of writing a *good* list
Every feel like your brain is ready to burst with tasks begging to get done? You’re not alone. There’s plenty of evidence to show that anxiety rises with your number of outstanding tasks. A study by professors Baumeister and Masicampo from Wake Forest University showed that our brains focus on outstanding tasks, causing levels of […]
Melissa’s Planning Series: Part 3 – Journals & Planners
This is the final part in our series on the best ways to plan. To round off the series I want to focus on the benefits of using a productivity planner or journal to help bring order and efficiency to your day. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know I wax lyrical […]
Melissa’s Planning Series: Part 2 – Time Blocking
Ever feel like you are only productive for 2 – 3 hours per day despite having an 8-hour workday?
That’s because “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion” – otherwise known as Parkinson’s Law.
When this happens we need to create internal barriers for our brain, helping us to refocus on the task at hand. What we need to do is plan…
Melissa’s Planning Series: Part 1 – Spider Diagrams
This is the first blog in a new three-part series on Planning. Prioritising and planning go hand-in-hand but they are not one and the same. Planning encourages you to think about all the tasks you need to complete. Prioritising encourages you to focus on the most important tasks first. Whilst both are essential, planning helps you make judgements. Forward planning releases time from your day.