xIn this week’s round-up we take a look at a few cleaning hacks for the items you might not want to clean that often (Microwave anyone?!), we also look at whether a smartphone or an “old fashioned” flip phone is best for productivity and whether we’re trying to live up to too many ideals and in fact should just be embracing our mediocrity.
Kitchen Cleaning Hacks – DJI Best Buy
I have a cleaning routine set up, but I must admit it’s not as robust as it could be! This article from DJI Best Buy aims to make our cleaning chores easier by giving us some simple tips to clean those items we tend to put off.
Sticking with cleaning, how about sweeping your floor with your socks instead of those expensive dust wipes? And #6 – lining everything in your grill or oven saves so much cleaning it’s unreal!
About 15 years ago I always wanted a flip phone – I figured it would be like having a communicator from the original Star Trek series! Fast forward a few years and I’m constantly trying to come up with new ways to make myself more productive on my Smartphone it turns out I may be better going back to a flip one!
Quiz: What’s your productivity style? – Marie Claire
Did you like to take those quizzes in Cosmo when you were younger – the one where you mark your answer A, B and C? (And guys, we all know you used to do them too!). This is the productivity version of one of those quizzes so print it out and figure out your productivity style!
What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life? – A Life In Progress
We’re always being told to push ourselves, to become better and achieve more. But what if we’re happy with our lives as they already are? I wouldn’t say my life is “mediocre” but do I want to become a billionaire? Not really to be honest! CEO of a big company? No, thank you! Perhaps we should learn to be happy with our lives and understand that where we are is where we’re meant to be.
What do you think? Drop a note in the comments and let us know if we should always strive to achieve more or be content where we are.
To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind In Life – Huffington Post
Following on from realising it’s okay to live with the life we have, it’s also important to realise that we don’t always have to measure up to other’s expectations – especially those portrayed in websites and magazines. You don’t have to be super-rich, super beautiful or super productive to have an awesome and fulfilling life.
Too often we try to live up to these ideals we see in the media (See: Reality TV) and it’s just not workable or, more importantly, worth it.
If you’re a fan of Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits Of Highly Effective People” then you’’ll know Empathic Listening is a big thing in understanding people, and being understood by them. Apparently though Superpower Listening is a thing and this article tells you how to use listening to your advantage.
13 Ways To Improve Your Morning Routine And Have A More Productive Day – Little Coffee Fox
It’s nice to find someone else who openly admits that they’re “not a morning person”. These tips will help most of us that like to stay in bed of a morning – although I don’t think I “could give up my snooze function (as much as it causes me problems!)
5 Ways To Plan Better – Creating Mary’s Home
Finally, there’s some interesting advice in this article about planning – I especially like the first point “Plan even when you think its pointless”. Planning helps you formalise your thoughts and sort out what’s truly important. So, when you’re noting down those random to-do items in your head you’re doing yourself a big favour!
Have A Great Weekend
Until next week, Stay Productive!
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