Hello Trello My Old Friend

So a long time ago now, I discovered Trello and became very friendly with it. At the time I was overloaded and disorganised and something had to be done. Trello’s simple card system is like digital Post-Its on a board, and is a great start. However, I didn’t find that it suited routines particularly well. There Read More

When Inspiration Rings, Answer The Call

Lately I’ve been thinking about communication and knowledge sharing and collaboration and all that good stuff. These things excite and inspire me and when I express that, I feel great. Unfortunately, my introverted nature coupled with my desire to get everything done right now makes it difficult for me to spend time working on the communication Read More

My Study Grind Is Almost Over

I haven’t posted anything here for over a week because any spare time I have to put my mind to something, I’ve been studying. As much as I’ve grown to enjoy it, writing does still take some effort. I’ve decided to expend that effort on studying instead, since I am so close to the deadline! With Read More

Starting With A Study Plan

It’s all well and good having a study plan, but it won’t work if you don’t stick to it. So far, I’m not sticking to it. On the upside, it helped me prioritise better and now I’ve decided that I can let the Business Statistics course wait for another month. On the downside, I’m having trouble Read More

12 Week Year

At some point over the last couple of years, I came across a book titled The 12 Week Year. I haven’t actually read the entire book unfortunately but I did learn a valuable lesson. Instead of 12 month goals, like New Year’s Resolutions, set yourself 12 week goals. 12 Week Goals vs New Year’s Resolutions With Read More

Focus!

Sometimes I get distracted from my work. There’s a conversation going on that sounds too fun not to join in. Someone asks me something that isn’t super important, but they’re right there and I want to help them. I work on a small project for half an hour instead of the big one that has priority. Read More

Lurnin’ Fizix

As I wrote in an earlier post, my wife is studying Physics as her main occupation now. It’s something she has been passionate about for years, but was compelled to stay with medicine until she came here and we figured out how to break her out. Not that medicine isn’t worth following, but if your heart’s Read More

How To Manage With Random Tasks Every Week

One of the tools that I found especially useful in my last job was Process Street. It’s great for recurring tasks, but not so much for ad hoc stuff. I didn’t really do enough ad hoc stuff to need a tool that excelled in that area. I think that the routine made me a little complacent. Read More

You Should Take A Long Break After Reading This

Giving yourself time to rest and relax is important. Not just time to unwind, but actual quiet time with nothing else happening or being done. I like to take long baths. This quiet time gives my mind the freedom to wander and bring to my attention things that I’ve thought about before, but with added details Read More