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Weekly Round-Up #46 – There's No Such Thing As Work/Life Balance and Put Your Phone Down!

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Weekly Round-Up #46 – There's No Such Thing As Work/Life Balance and Put Your Phone Down!

Welcome to another weekly round-up here on Flipping Heck! I hope it finds you well. This week we look at whether paper planners are better than technology based ones, how to organise your bathroom and does such a thing as work-life balance exist?

My fancy, high-tech planning system – Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is one of those women who see to have everything together. To learn from this post that she doesn’t use an electronic calendar to schedule meetings came as a bit of an eye opener – especially as she uses a cheap paper-based option.

Speaking of paper-based options, how about not cheap but free?! If you subscribe to my newsletter I’ll be giving away a series of free downloadable planners over the next few weeks so you have no excuse not to be organised next year! Sign up here to make sure you don’t miss out.

Free Printable Thanksgiving Day Schedule – Household Management 101

So apparently Thanksgiving is some sort of massive organisational headache in the U.S and Canada? I thought it was like a Christmas Dinner- which to me is like a slightly larger Sunday Roast which I cook every week so perhaps that’s why I’m used to it. Cooking times are a factor though so if you need to figure out when the turkey goes in, and comes out so you can get other stuff in the oven then check out this planner.

Addicted to your smartphone? Take our five-step program to break the habit – Android Pit

It’s terrible to see groups of people out in public with their heads bent over not talking in real life, just online. These tips will help you kick the habit of staring at your phone too much – although I think number 5 on the list defeats the object a bit! I went out the other day without my phone and didn’t realise it wasn’t on me until I got back home so it proves you don’t need it all the time… either that or it’s because I have no friends to contact me!

Why I Turn My Cell Phone Off During the Day (And Why You Should, Too!) – The Nectar Collective

Sticking with getting rid of phones (are you noticing a theme here?!) Melyssa Griffin turns hers off every day. Could you cope with being happier and more productive just by pushing the “off” button?

80 Easy Ways to Be More Organized Everyday – The Order Expert

This massive list of tips is one of those that you can pick and choose items from when you’re in the mood for them rather than attempting them all at once! There’s some really neat tips here and you could make it even more fun by putting them into a hat so you don’t know what you’ll be working on next!

Why We All Need to Give Up on Work-Life Balance Once and for All – Entrepreneur

There’s so much stock put in a “good work life balance” that if you don’t achieve it you’re seen as a bad parent, co-worker, wife/husband/human being but does it really exist? Your idea of good work-life balance is probably completely different to mine. This article discusses why we need to give up on the notion of work-life balance once and for all.

Height adjustable knock down couch / standing desk – Woodgears

No-one seems to be able to make their minds up at the moment whether I should be sitting or standing when I’m at my desk so how about a sitting-standing desk as a compromise? The skill level involved is a little high but it should give you (or your handy mate with loads of tools) a place to start.

Hat Tip: Lifehacker Workshop

5 Tips For A More Organized Bathroom – Household Management 101 on Ebay

During October I challenged you to Organise and Clean Your Bathroom. This post has a few extra ideas that may come in handy such as colour coordinating wash cloths (and towels) for each family member so they don’t get mixed up.

12 Habits of People Who Always Have A Clean Home – A Debt Free Stress Free Life

As I’m getting older (no, I’m not quite that old yet thank you!) I’m finding that I prefer to be more organised and tidy. I’m very much a subscriber of “everything in its place” which really helps keep things ship-shape and Bristol fashion. Check out this post to see what you should be thinking about and doing regularly to keep your space tidy.

Here’s Proof That Office Supplies Can Organize Your Entire Home – House Beautiful

Who says office supplies have to only organise stuff in an office. Check out the gallery in this post for some interesting ways to stack wash cloths and tidy cables.

Have A Great Weekend

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7 Best Infographics on the Web For Increasing Workplace Productivity [Guest Post]
Christmas Present Ideas For Productivity Lovers
Free Download: Christmas Food Planner
Free Download: Christmas Present Tracker

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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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