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Weekly Round-Up #41 – Learn the Languages of Love, Never Shake Hands Again and Are you a Time Optimist?

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Weekly Round-Up #41 – Learn the Languages of Love, Never Shake Hands Again and Are you a Time Optimist?

Welcome to this week’s weekly round-up. I hope this week finds you well!

This week we take a look at the habits you should develop if you’re sat down all day, how shaking hands can be seriously bad for your health and how you can organise your life with 9 apps (and Evernote).

6 Easy Habits When You Work On Your Computer All Day – Career Girl Daily

As we discovered in last week’s round-up, sitting is the new smoking and if you can’t afford a standing desk (or like me, don’t have the room – thanks sloping ceiling!) then check out these 6 tips from Career Girl daily about how you can make your working environment better if it involves a lot of being plonked down on your backside.

How the Five “Love Languages” Can Help You Win at Relationships – Lifehacker

You may have heard of the “5 Languages Of Love” which has been doing the rounds for a while. Basically there are 5 different ways that you and your partner operate and in order to build a happy relationship you need to speak (and understand) your partners “Love Language”. If you can get past some of the sappy language (not one of the 5 languages fortunately) this may help you build a better relationship with your partner – there’s a free quiz to help you out (just call me Cosmo!)

Don’t Shake On It: Because your next handshake could kill you – Ozy

When I wrote about the need for a great handshake as part of good communication it seems I failed to take into account the personal hygiene habits of others – which is a big mistake apparently! This post looks at the health implications of the handshake, and other more “European” greetings and comes up with a rather neat but awkward solution that I think people would struggle with implementing!

How To Turn Your House Into A Real Family Sanctuary
Do you often find yourself dreaming about a relaxing family holiday with tidy hotel rooms, spa treatments and comforting ambiance? Having a family holiday is a great experience, but it can be quite costly. So, if you can’t bring your family to a sanctuary like that, bring the sanctuary to...

9 Favorite Organizing Apps to Keep Your Life on Track – I’m an Organizing Junkie

This post has a good variety of app types for you to take a look at from budgets to to-do’s to a Christmas Gift Planner (keep an eye out for mine coming out next month!)

Don’t keep saying yes: Why you need to stop being so nice – The Telegraph

Do you feel the need to say “Yes” all the time? Me too – and we’re not alone. All of this people pleasing can have a detrimental effect on your health and in this article by Antonia Hoyle she discusses the pros and cons of saying “yes” and learning to say “no”.

From Passion To Profit

Use This Google Form Budget Trick to Control Your Spending – MakeUseOf

If you’re looking for a simple budget tracking tool that’s accessible across your devices then check out this nifty and simple (on you get it set up) budget planner for Google Sheets. Follow the step-by-step guide in this post and get your budget under control.

12 Surprising Ways To Use Evernote You Might Not Have Considered – Michael Hyatt

Use Evernote to remember your kids drawings and gather items for meetings plus much more. I really need to start using Evernote more, it used to be my go-to capture tool of choice but it seems to have been usurped by Pinterest and Google Keep which is silly using two tools when one would do when you think of it!

The 3 Ps to personal Happiness
I was thinking a couple of weeks ago about what makes us happy – not in an “I’ve achieved a state of Nirvana and spiritual awakening” sense, but in an everyday “I feel really good about myself at the moment” sense. For some reason, I’ve been incredibly productive over the...

Is downtime giving yourself a break or just wasting time? –

Does guilt strike you when you sit down to relax with a nice cup of tea and do nothing for 5 minutes? We seem to have been sucked into a trap of always having to be seen to be doing something (or feel like we’re doing something) in order to justify our position in a company or even our existence! Perhaps it’s okay to take a step back and smell the roses as discusses in their article.

21 Ways Being An Optimist Could Explain One Of Your Worst Habits – Buzzfeed

Are you a time optimist like me? “No, there won’t be a traffic jam on the way to work!”, “It’ll only take me 3 minutes to straighten my hair!”… Read this humorous post from Buzzfeed to see if you fit the “Time Optimist” bill.

Have a great weekend

Don’t forget to check back next week when we resume the”October Autumn Cleaning” Challenge Series

About The Author
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, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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