Weekly Round-Up #326: Gardening, Compost & Stopping Burnout

Weekly Round-Up #326: Gardening, Compost & Stopping Burnout


This week we take a look at how you can get into gardening, how you can turn your food waste into compost to help your new garden grow and we also take a look at burnout – why it’s damaging to your health and what you can do to avoid it (hint, you can maybe take up gardening which will help!)

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Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you have had a fun and productive week.

This week we take a look at how you can get into gardening, how you can turn your food waste into compost to help your new garden grow and we also take a look at burnout – why it’s damaging to your health and what you can do to avoid it (hint, you can maybe take up gardening which will help!)

A Beginner’s Guide To Basic Gardening: Tools, Soil, And More – Handyman Reviewed

Gardening can be a bit of a daunting hobby to get into – don’t you need lots of equipment? A lot of space? Special knowledge of plants? Well no, not really!

There are basic types of gardening and you can choose the one that best fits your available space or gardening style. Once you figure out your soil type you can then choose plants that will grow successful – and you don’t have to panic, Handyman Reviewed has all the information you need to know to start on your gardening journey.

Composting 101: Making Composting Understandable For Kids – LightAndCozy

Food waste is a big issue. I am lucky enough to live in an area where they supply us with a food waste bin which is collected weekly and then gets either composted or turned into bio fuel.

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But what if you don’t have that luxury – it seems such a waste of great food items from carrot peelings to coffee grounds so what can you do with them? Compost them at home of course!

Whether you have a container garden, vertical garden, allotment or flower posts, compost can help your garden grow and bloom – and it’s not as hard as you think!

How To Recognize And Cope With Burnout At Home – Porch

It’s common these days to feel the need to be constantly busy and that any downtime is unproductive and not progressing us or our work.

The problem is that this “always on” mentality can lead to us not being as productive as we could be. Stress leads to a mental fog, fatigue, we’re more prone to illness and just aren’t as on top of things as we could be.

Recognising the start of burn out before it goes too far is key to maintaining a healthy work/life balance but what are the signs, what are the issues with burnout and how can we stop it from happening?

The Best Project Management Software – SimpleReview

If you’re working on a project that has a lot of steps and dependencies, or if you’re working with a team and need to keep track of who is doing what and when it’s due then you’ll need a project management tool. With so many on the market, where do you start? SimpleReview takes a look at 5 project management tools and breaks down their pros, cons and features so you can pick the one that best suits your needs.

The Trends That Interior Designers Are Following – Hoolnn

While this guide is geared towards 2022 you’ll still be able to pick up some style tips in this article from Hoolnn. From flowing shapes to study nooks (and my personal favourite – the return of houseplants) there are many different types of trend that any sized space will be able to adopt to keep your space up-to-date with the latest trends.

Women And Money: Challenges, Successes And Strategies – Annunity.org

Money can often be the last thing on women’s minds as they try and juggle work life, fight the gender pay gap, look after kids, manage the home and more. But ignoring finances can lead to issues down the line such as reduced retirement funds, missed savings opportunities and more.

This article from Annunity has some startling facts that might hopefully make you take a second look at your finances and make more secure plans for the future.

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NHS Interview Questions – WikiJob

If you’re in the U.K I am sure that you’re away of the massive issues that are affecting the NHS at the moment – one of the main one being huge levels of staffing shortages.

You might be considering taking one of the many job opportunities now available in the UK’s National Health Service what are some of the questions you can expect to be asked during your interview?

Of course, the type of questions will vary depending on the exact role you are applying for but WikiJob has some great pointers on the general type of questions you can expect so you can get prepared for them and ace that interview.

How To Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe From Online Scams – iREVIEWS

During the pandemic our older relatives (maybe relutantly) moved online so that they could Facetime, Skype and Zoom with relatives. This meant that they didn’t miss their grandchildren’s milestones and were able to have some company during what was a very lonely time for many.

But this new found internet freedom also brings with it the possibility of coming across scams online. This article from iREVIEWS covers a variety of scams that your elderly relatives might come across and discusses how to spot them so pass this on to anyone you think could do with a little extra help in understanding what they need to look out for.

Content Marketing Statistics – Everything You Need To Know To Boost Business Growth – Expert Market

with 5 billion people having access to the internet you would think that the world is your oyster when it comes to finding customers but unless you market your business you’ll just be another website in a sea of competitors.

This article from Expert Market explains what content marketing is, why it’s important and how you can use it to get your website and content in front of the right audience.

Materialism Vs. Experientialism: What’s The Key To Happiness In Retirement? – Royal London

As they saying goes “Money can’t buy you happiness” but when you have worked all your life and have now retired, surely money goes quite a way towards making you happy.

Of course you could argue that multiple holidays, a fancy car and the latest gadgets are just materialistic, surely experiencing new things that you were unable to do so while you were working – maybe due to a lack of time or disposable income – is better than holding on to your money to pass on as inheritance?

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Royal London takes a look at both sides of the argument, whether spending this money is just being materialistic or whether the experience itself has additional value that we may not realise.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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