Using the Mantra FAT for your Emails

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  This week, we have a guest blog from the brilliant clever and funny Alice Linley-Munroe. How many of you have come back from holiday or even a weekend away (like she did) and had a panic attack seeing the number of emails in your inbox? Alice mentioned she was in panic attack mode, so I gave her my favourite tip to try and clear the emails; I’ll let her tell you the rest… My inbox was at the stage where every time I opened it my heart sank. New emails were piling in on top of old at an Read More

Why Multitasking won’t make you Productive

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  Are you checking your Facebook posts, whilst reading this post on your computer? Listening to music, whilst talking to someone? Helping your child with their homework whilst replying to a whatsapp message? Yes? Whilst some of you claim to be amazing at multitasking (I even used to claim it when I was a lawyer), but the truth is (and studies have shown) that multitasking won’t make you productive. When you are multitasking you are not devoting your attention to one task but splitting your attention quickly from one task to another. The overall effect will be that your brain Read More

12 Tips on How to Organize Your Life Now

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  Whilst helping clients decluttering and organizing their home, office and life, I often get asked what are my top tips for staying organized. Over the years I have built up tricks and habits to stay organized (especially when juggling life as a solopreneur, home owner and social media addict). These are my 12 tips on how to organize your life now (and how I stay organized every day): Create a to do list – I use the app TickTick religiously. It syncs on my computer and phone so I can update wherever I am. The beauty of this app is that Read More

Decluttr Tip – 12 Top Tips for a Tip-Top desk

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One thing that you need to remember in your office and in life generally, that you need to keep control of your desk and space all the time. You have to define what you should keep and what you should stay and how to organise what remains. There are various ways to organise your desk, but here are a few to help you start the process: 1.  Spend 5 minutes at the end of each day compiling a list of 5 “to-do’s” for the next day. 2.  Anything that does not belong in your office should be shredded, recycled, discarded Read More