Weekly Round-Up #55: Marie Kondo Strikes Again, how to Sleep Well and Deskercise!

Weekly Round Up 55

Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using – Lifehacker

Feel like acting flash? Then with Excel 2013 you can reformat data super-quick using the “flash fill” function. If this was available years ago it would have saved me so many headaches!

Not only that, Excel can make predictions for you – probably not who will win the next race at Ascot but if you git it enough data it can do some forecasts for you.

Is Marie Kondo’s Radical Approach to Kitchen Organization Right for You? РThe Kitchn

If you’ve not read Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up” then you must be among the small proportion of people on the planet who haven’t! Just in case you can read my review of Kondo’s first book here. In her new book she takes a look at a variety of areas and one of them is the kitchen and the author (as am I) aren’t convinced it’s a feasible solution – unless you don’t cook at home I guess!

Suffering from Insomnia? Check Out These Tricks to Fall Asleep Quickly (No Pills Needed) – Tip Hero

I am a really bad sleeper. When I saw this round-up article from Tip Hero I thought “Yeah, whatever” but they’ve linked to a 35 minute yoga video that I think will really help.

Are You Making this Mistake When Setting Deadlines? – The Order Expert

How do you deal with due dates? Do you let someone know that leaving it up until the last minute is okay rather than building in a buffer… if so, whoops!

11 Grocery Shopping Tips Every Twentysomething Needs To Know – Buzzfeed

This one’s for my younger readers. I don’t know about you but until I moved out to live on my own and learned to shop for myself, the grocery shopping was all done by my Mum – a.k.a “responsible” adult. If you’ve entered “responsible adult” territory and want to avoid the grocery shopping pitfalls we’ve all made then read this!

Organize This: Recipes (And how I meal Plan now!) – Organize This

I’m working on a (secret) project at the moment that requires me to keep track of recipes and ingredients. I’ve tried doing this with foolscap folders holding loose paper and a notebook but it’s just not cutting it at the moment. This post has some ideas that I really need to consider so if you’re into cooking then check this out.

19 things you need to stop saying (because you sound like a corporate robot) – Mashable

“On a go-forward basis we need to check the paradigm and honestly reach out to the guru’s whilst deep-diving outside the box”

Anyone else want to scream?

I must admit I have used “it’s not rocket science” a few times. Because, sorry, it’s not “rocket science”!

Deskercise! 33 Smart Ways to Exercise at Work – Greatist

Stuck at a desk for the whole work-day? Well, that’s no excuse not to be exercising! There’s 30+ ways to exercise at your desk here and some of them won’t even attract the attention of your work colleagues!

Self Sabotage – The School Of Life

If you can ignore some of the incongruous video in this short YouTube film it’s really worth watching. I wrote recently about the “Art Of Self Sabotage” and this micro-documentary does a great job of explaining some of the reasons behind why we may stop ourselves achieving happiness or our goals.

It’s well worth a watch if you feeling like you’re sabotaging yourself or if you think someone might be harming themselves.

5 Secrets of Mindful Time Management – Acacia

Who knew that sorting your time management technique could boil down to 5 things! Sarcasm aside this post does give some good ideas on things you need to consider when figuring out your time management plan.

31 Days Of Free Printables – I Heart Planners

This is a bit of an old post and some items are out of date but there are plenty of items that can help you in your planning – or at least give you an idea how to organise items in your planner

Top 10 Web-Based Personal Project Management Tools – Problogger

If you’re looking for a way to manage your projects then this post lists the major contenders you should be looking at. There’s a couple I haven’t heard of before such as ProofHib so if you’re looking to swap this list may be worth taking a gander at.

Over To You

Have you seen any good articles over the past week you think I’d like to see? Drop me a link in the comments

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