Welcome to this week’s round-up. This week we take a look at how great historical figures might inspire us if they were to use today’s technology, what VPNs are and how they can improve your security (and Netflix viewing) and why you shouldn’t be swayed by all of those bullet journal instagram accounts you’re following.
The Daily Routines Of 8 Great Minds As Instagram Stories – Headway Capital
We’re often told to take inspiration from other people and this article puts a twist on the usual daily routines of the rich and famous by imagining how the likes of Jane Austen and Ernest Hemmingway would put their day on Instagram!
Best And Worst Places To Start A Business – RS Components
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few years you’re bound to have heard of the hit TV series “The Office”. The original UK version is set in Slough which has been the butt of many a joke for years but now it’s second in the UK for the highest number of start-ups – what a turn around in only 10 years!
Online security is obviously a really important factor you need to consider and while you may have heard of firewalls and anti-virus you may not be aware of what VPNs are and their uses. This guide from Zapier breaks down what a VPN is, and why you should consider using one to protect you when you’re online.
Now that you know what a VPN is, how about being able to get those shows on Netflix that aren’t available in your country? The Best VPN looks at some VPNs that will help you get access to that new show you’ve been craving. It’s important to remember though that Netflix do block the use of VPNs so the tools listed in this article may not work for long!
How many Google services do you use for free? Gmail, Google+, Maps, Youtube – and probably a lot more that you don’t realise are Google Owned. What about Facebook which includes Whatsapp, Instagram and more? As the saying goes “you don’t get something for nothing” so it’s only fair that you share your data with them, right?
How To Stay Sane Working From Home – Into The City
Having worked from home for quite a few years, I know how easy it is to fall into a rut of getting up and going to bed late, slobbing about in Pyjamas and not seeing another living human for days (as much as I love my cats their conversation is a bit limited). Into The City looks at a few ways you can keep your sanity whilst keeping the freedom you get from working from home.
You’ve probably heard of Bullet Journaling by now but it not, it is [a system developed by Ryder Carroll] in order to categorise and keep track of your tasks, notes and other items – although I have been using a similar icon driven task tracking system since 2007. Getting started can be a bit daunting so if you’re interested in knowing more then check out the Huffington Post’s quick start guide or, if you’d like a more indepth getting started guide, sign up to our newsletter below and receive our ultimate guide to bullet journaling.
10 Bullet Journaling Mistruths You’ll Never Believe Again – Page Flutter
If you’re still not sure about bullet journaling, and are maybe put off because you think you have to make every page instagram gorgeous, journal every day and generally be “perfect” – then don’t be! At it’s heart, Bullet Journaling is a system to track items, so you don’t need to write in it everyday or doodle on every page as Megan from Page Flutter explains.
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts – Including Why They Are Not Antisocial Or Lazy – IFLScience
If you’re not sure if you’re an introvert or extrovert you can take a quick personality test here or a more indepth one with the option to pay for a full set of results at Psychology Today here. In most tetst i tkae I come out as an ambivert which I think is quite accurate – I can socialise quite happily but I then need some major alone time to recharge and relax. Just because you want to be alone – whether you’re an intorvert or recharging ambivert – doesn’t mean they hate people, honest!
Have A Great Weekend
Until next week, Stay Productive!