How to survive working from home…

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with working from home. There are times when I genuinely love it, usually weather related – I mean who wouldn’t want to work in the garden on a sunny day or have the luxury of staying indoors when it’s teeming with rain. But that love can soon…

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Want to let stress go? Do this daily.

It’s Monday so I’m pretty sure there are a few of you (including myself) out there who are probably feeling stressed, distracted, worried about hitting deadlines, feeling overwhelmed, worried how you’ll get everything done etc. But I’ve found a wonderful website that will push all that aside. Simply, clear your schedule for 2 minutes, click…

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A quick happiness and productivity hack…

I read a great thing on The Pool last week and it’s prompted me to make a major digital change. The POWER PASSWORD – seriously, this will give you an instant happiness and productivity boost.   Struggling with a nightmare boss, a nightmare colleague and quite a serious step up in terms of responsibilities, this…

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Take a phone detox

There’s a great piece in the New Yorker by Scaachi Koul where she lists things that will happen if she doesn’t take her phone out. For example: 1. Someone will post a photo of a brunch sandwich—like, a really great brunch sandwich, one with bacon and avocado—and I won’t get to comment, “omg where.” 2….

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7 Tips to Achieve Your Goals in 2015

There’s something special about New Year and the prospect of a blank page to start afresh and to achieve new things. Whether you’re vowing to get fit or finally launch that business idea, January is the perfect time to go about achieving it. So here are 7 Tips to Achieve Your Goals in 2015 1. Have just…

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How To Make Coffee Cube Iced Lattes…

Since getting back from New York, I’ve fallen in love with iced lattes (and iced chai tea lattes too – if anyone can point me in the direction of somewhere in Cardiff that does these then I’m all ears!). The best thing about these coffee cube lattes is that the coffee has time to infuse in…

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Fill the silence…

I’m one of those people that if there’s a silence when chatting or on the phone, I cannot leave it. I always have to fill it with something.  But I’ve found this brilliant website that gives some true facts for when you find yourself in the middle of an awkward pause. Here are a few…

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A quick tip on public speaking…

I’m not really sure where my show off streak comes from. My mother comes out in a rash at the thought of standing up and speaking in public and my father (despite having no confidence issues) would rather hide in the toilets than get up on stage (< that’s a rather funny story about the…

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