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Weekly Round-Up #76: Communication Mistakes, Toxic Friends And Cute Food Stickers

Weekly Round-Up #76: Communication Mistakes, Toxic Friends And Cute Food Stickers

Welcome to this week’s round-up. This week we take a look at how to make sure your kids get their chores done, setting up your 5 year place and how to become a CIA negotiator.

A Fatal Communication Mistake That Many Of Us Are Not Aware Of – Lifehack

All too often we get into situations where people are telling us something – and maybe they’re not even asking for advice they just want to get something off their chest – and we find ourselves saying “When that happened to me…”. What a mistake to make! Read this article from Lifehack to find out why.

DIY Chore Chart For Kids – DIY Gift World

It’s not just adults that have to-do lists, kids have tasks to complete too. Whether it be homework or chores this great simple tool will help kids get things done – and build up some great habits for the future.

4 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Career – Verily

I wish I’d realised when I first started my career that you can be friends with the people you work with and socialise with them outside of the office. It’s taken me almost 20 years to come to this conclusion and I have missed out on a lot of great relationships because of it. Also, your boss isn’t an all knowing Demi-God and your opinion matters. Read the article for four more great tips on what you should know if you’re just starting out in the world of work – and what you need to fix if you’ve been working for a while.

Weekly Review Checklist: 14 Steps to Your Most Productive Week Ever – Business 2 Community

From email to sorting out your to-do lists, there isn’t anything new or earth-shattering in this article but if you’re looking for a starting place to get your Weekly Review up and running then this checklist is a good starting place.

The Odd Work-Break Ratio That’s Great for Productivity – Mashable

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the importance of taking breaks in order to remain productive, from general advice of 5 minutes every hour as stipulated by the UK Government to something more rigid and regular such as the Pomodoro Technique. This article has some interesting figures on the benefits of breaks and productivity – and the timings may interest you!

How to Plan for the Next 5 Years – Entrepreneur

I hadn’t heard of the concept of “Zig-zagging” in terms of goal setting before. This article gives you a brief introduction to it and lets you know that you don’t always have to head straight at your goals in order to achieve them.

Free Printable: Mini Food Icon Planner Stickers – Girly Planners

This one is for all you planner addicts out there that love your stickers, or those of you who are looking into food tracking. These cute stickers are great for keeping an eye of what you’re eating and help keep your diet on track.

How to sell like a CIA negotiator – Freelancers Union

There’s an old saying that goes something along the lines of “We’re all in sales” and whilst this post is aimed at a freelancer trying to sell their business (and themselves) I think the tips could be equally useful when dealing with co-workers or friends.

How To Move Past A Creative Block – Christy O’Shoney @ MelyssaGriffin.com

We all suffer from mental blocks from time-to-time. It’s all too easy – and rather soul destroying – to sit staring at a blank screen without a thought as to how you can progress. In this post Christy O’Shoney covers some great tips on how to get out of your creative funk and get back into a productive frame of mind.

7 Surprising Reasons You\’re Attracting Toxic People – Mark & Angel Hack Life

Did you know that some of your most positive attributes could be attracting the wrong type of people to you without you even knowing it? These are the people who will take every thing they can get from you and drop you like a hot potato when you need something in return. This post gives you 7 things to look out for and how to fix them.

How Do I Tell My Friends I Can’t Afford To Hang Out With Them? – Adequate Man

We all have different levels of financial responsibilities and if you have friends with a lot of disposable income whilst you’re struggling to pay off your student loans or a mortgage then it can be awkward to bring up the subject of not being able to afford to go out with them. This article lets you know that there’s nothing to be embarrassed about and that there are ways you can still hang out without having to spend a tonne of cash.

Six easy desk exercises for office workers – The Poke

We finish on a lighter note this week with some “exercises” you can do sitting at your desk. Oh, and in case you’ve been living on a desert island for the last couple of month (or don’t watch the news) here’s what Brexit is in case you haven’t heard of it.

Have a great weekend

As always, if you have a story you’ve written or spotted you think would be a good addition to a weekly round-up please contact me

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