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.

Time Management Tips

Time Management Tips

Many small business owners struggle to find enough time in the day. A recent study from the New York Enterprise found that small business owners tend to work twice as much as standard employees, and nearly 50% report feeling stressed and worrieddue to time management issues. Thankfully there is still hope for small business owners. You can […]

How To Manage Time When You Work From Home

Many people think working from home is the dream. In fact, a recent study found that nearly 90% of people would love to work from home, and it isn’t hard to see why. No commute, no colleagues interrupting you while you work and no boss hovering over you. However working from home isn’t as easy as it […]