In this week’s round-up we look at why some of your apparently healthy habits may be bad for you, a notebook that doesn’t run out and how curling can help you get things done.
As it’s the New Year you may be taking the opportunity to take a look at your finances. Whether you want to save some money on your Internet or Cell plan then take a look. If you’re in the UK the check out uSwitch for information on energy providers, mobile operators, broadband and more advice.
12 “Healthy Habits” You’re Better Off Giving Up – IFL Science
As well as your finances you may be looking at your health for the New Year. This article from IFL Science tells you about 12 habits that may not be as healthy to give up as you may believe.
PDF management is all the rage at the moment and the guys at Able2Extract asked me to highlight their product for your guys. You can convert your PDF into a variety of formats, as well as being to annotate documents too – which is really useful if you’re working on a group project.
The Everlast Notebook – Rocketbook
If you like the idea of writing in a notebook but hate the fact that they keep running out then perhaps the Everlast Notebook is the solution to your problem. It works like a normal notebook with Pilot Frixon pens, the pens don’t erase – until you rub the page with water. Magic! View the kickstarter project here.
How Important Is It For Professionals to Have Empathy? – Team Gantt
Can you be effective at your job without having any empathy? It would seem that some people can rise to the top without caring about those around them, but what are the effects of having empathy?
With the new trend of homeworking and the growing “Gig economy“ it’s becoming more obvious that out 9-5 working style just doesn’t cut it any more so, what will the working week of the future look like?
How I scare the crap out of myself to avoid feeling like a zombie the next day – Rescue Time
I don’t know about you but I’m terrible for getting caught up in something late at night. One minute it’s 10pm the next things I know it’s 3am and I’m going to get next to no sleep. This nifty trick from the Rescue Time team will give you a kick in the backside to remind you it’s quitting time – and I’m sure you can adapt it to work with additional services too, if you do then drop up as comment to let us know what you did.
This is a great reminder of what the Pomodoro technique is and how you can use it to become more productive. You can also read my Ultimate Guide to the Pomodoro Technique here.
The Health Benefits Of Remote Working – WorkFrom
If you need to convince your boss to let you work from home (or work from home more) then forward this article on to them. It covers all of the benefits of working from home from the lack of a stressful commute and other health benefits, to better relationships with family and co-workers.
15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity – Fast Company
From a clutter free desk to high value activities, these 15 tips will really help you to up your productivity game. If you’re looking for something to help kick-start your productivity trip.
The Curling Sweep Principle – Weekplan
Did you know that the sport of Curling could teach us a great deal about productivity? No, neither did I! This post shows how the winter sport can help you get more stuff done.
Have A Great Weekend
I hope you have a nice relaxing time (please spare a thought for us poor souls that have to work!). As always, if you have any articles you think I should add to a weekly round-up then please contact me