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Productivity

November 28, 2014 By Katy Whitton

Too many times we can look at a task and become paralysed, almost fearful, at the thought of starting it. This website contains affiliate links. Purchasing items through these links won’t cost you anything but they will help me make a small amount of commission to help run my site. These links are marked with […] … Read Article »

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November 25, 2014 By Katy Whitton

I'm not talking about the "Dead Zone" as an episode of the Walking Dead (although that would be a cool title I think) but rather an area of time where nothing is done but could be filled by something useful no matter how insignificant that "something" seems. Recently, for some reason, I've been thinking a lot about filling dead time. By that I mean filling areas of activity that would otherwise be used by me to stand around looking like a gormless idiot. Dave Crenshaw calls this "Background Tasking" and in this article we'll look at how background tasking can increase your productivity. … Read Article »

Life Hacks

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November 21, 2014 By Katy Whitton

This website contains affiliate links. Purchasing items through these links won’t cost you anything but they will help me make a small amount of commission to help run my site. These links are marked with a * I have to admit I am the world’s worst person at getting up. No matter what time I […] … Read Article »

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November 18, 2014 By Katy Whitton

Looking for an early Christmas present from your boss? Ask them for an extra monitor. I’ve read a lot over the years about how a bigger monitor, or multiple monitors, can increase your productivity and it seems that research I’ve been reading recently still agrees with that sentiment. We’re multi-tasking more and more, running office […] … Read Article »

Tech Gear

iBody Activity and Sleep Tracker Review
November 14, 2014 By Katy Whitton

UPDATE: March 2017 It appears that the iBody website is no longer working, as a result the iBody device and app won’t sync properly. I’ve removed the links to the product in this post as I now class it as non-functioning or maintained. I’ve left the links to the website and app as I’m hoping […] … Read Article »

Android & iOS

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November 10, 2014 By Katy Whitton

Accidents happen. You may leave your phone in a cab, drop it down the toilet, have it stolen or (like me) decide to start tinkering with the operating system. Your phone carries as much (if not more) valuable data as your desktop and you back that up, right? … Read Article »

Apps

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November 7, 2014 By Katy Whitton

We're only a couple of months away from Christmas which is traditionally a time for over indulgence followed by a panicked decision to start afresh in the New Year. Because of this I thought I'd preemptively review a few health based gadgets and services to help you prepare for your get fit New Year's resolutions. … Read Article »

Life Hacks

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November 6, 2014 By Katy Whitton

It occurred to me while I was working on the rebuild and redesign of this website that quite often it's all too easy for us to get bogged down in the minor details of a problem. In this corporate, results driven culture we're quite often expected to been seen to be doing something, even if that something is not necessarily helping the situation. … Read Article »

Site News

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October 18, 2014 By Katy Whitton

Reports of this blog’s demise have been greatly exaggerated! I know I’ve fallen off the grid for the past few of years but there is a good reason for it – honest! So, a while back I had a few medical issues which lead to me leaving my job and taking some time off. After I recovered […] … Read Article »