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5 Ways to Feel Creative More Often

It’s hard to be creative all the time. Or even some of the time. Many of us never feel as if we’re creative, perhaps having been labelled as ‘uncreative’ at school. But if that’s you, you need to expand your definition of creativity. Creativity isn't dichotomous; on, or off. It's a continuum. Some activities are highly…

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Why Affirmations Don’t Work (& What You Can Do Instead)

Given you’re reading this blog, you’re probably interested in self-development. Maybe you read a few different self-improvement blogs, or you have a few personal and professional development books on your bookcase. Me too. I love self-development. Love it. I’m signed up to multiple blogs, and if you’ve seen my books page, or visited my Goodreads profile (come…

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Two Useful Principles to Use When the Usual Productivity Advice Fails You

I’m sitting in my mum’s spare room in the UK, and everything I own that’s not in storage is scattered around me, in an explosion of clothes, shoes, toiletries and electronics. There are wires tangled up with t-shirts, bars of soap stuffed into trainers, and a big pile of receipts and papers which has slid down…

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6 top tips on…using ‘to-do’ lists to create a simpler, clearer life

Ever written a to-do list? You’d be pretty unusual if you hadn’t. It’s one of my favourite things - who doesn’t love the little dopamine buzz of crossing something off a list? - but my own to-do list style has evolved and changed over time. I’ve tried all kinds of styles and tricks, and reviewed some…

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How you can create Inbox Zero, no matter how many emails in your inbox

I have a confession to make. I’m an inbox zero-er. Don’t hate me. I was with a friend recently and we were talking about productivity, lists, time management, and all those other topics over which to while away a lunchtime.  And she asked me how many emails I had in my inbox. I said, usually zero…

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