I know that I need to improve how I stay organized and productive in my work and personal life. My current system is just not serving me well, and I feel the repercussions of its shortcomings in all areas of my life. Usually the need for improvement makes itself apparent at a time when I can dedicate the least amount of time to developing it: when I am most busy, most frustrated by my lack of organisation, and most tired. Any decisions made under such conditions will be rash, poorly thought out, overly ambitious.

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How necessary is a social media presence for an SME?

Do you think that you need to be active on Social Media in order to be successful in your business? I don’t. Of course, there is nothing wrong with reaching new customers, but the hidden cost of maintaining a social media presence is often overlooked and or just unknown to newcomers.

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Pomodoro – the cliched but brilliant shortcut to productivity

It’s been around forever, and it’s a really simple system: work for 25 minutes, rest for 5 and repeat. In the background, hear the tick-tock of the countdown clock. Suddenly, you are racing against time, but in a controlled manner, which never feels overwhelming. Here is how I use it.

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The surprising joy of a Japanese sound garden

I can’t seem to meditate – I have tried on numerous occasions – and I am regretful about that. But this Japanese sound garden puts me into an instant state of relaxation, and that is the next best thing. Developed by the Japanese government to help the overworked Japanese population relax, this might be of help to you too.

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The McGurk Effect

Have you heard of this? It is utterly bizarre. In the words of the author of the article I am linking to: The McGurk effect is mind-blowing. It involves showing a person’s lips making the shape of one sound—like “bah”—while the audio is actually the person saying “fah.” What’s interesting

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