I Am Excited For Monday

Today I am not going on holiday. It is not my birthday. I have not won anything. I am not attending a special event. Today I am going back to work, as usual, after the normal weekend off. So why am I excited? Well, I had a very busy week last week, a lot to do 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

The Flexible Plan Is The Best Plan

Yesterday I was a little concerned about my new study plan. I felt like I was falling short. This morning I made up some of the time I had missed on my plan. It didn’t take long to plug the gap and I was actually more eager to study because I wanted to prove to myself 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

Get Away From The Desk!

Every work day I take my lunch and go to the local park. While not everybody may have the luxury of a park near their workplace, everyone does have the luxury of at least one scheduled break time a day. So many times I’ve seen people sitting at their desk with their lunches, scrolling on their Read More

It’s Great To Be New At Something

I’ve been setting up my site for the last few days and found a lot of things to work on. The theme right, the layout, enabling SSL and anti-spam and a host of other things. There’s a lot that goes into running a website, and I certainly haven’t covered it all yet! While I was slightly Read More

STRESS! Sometimes It’s Just Physical

Last week I was suffering from some minor neck pain. Normally I would have associated this with stress, but while I have been putting pressure on myself to learn new things at a greater pace than before, I didn’t feel particularly stressed, so I found this puzzling. In these cases, a couple of good nights’ sleep Read More

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff (And It’s All Small Stuff)

Yes, this post title has been directly pinched from the title (and subtitle) of a very famous book; Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. If you don’t have this book, you should make a point to pick it up. If you do have this book, I encourage you to read it or re-read it.

How Do We Know If We’re Relaxing Or Procrastinating?

So far this Easter Holiday, I’ve completed (though not officially) two courses from the Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization on Coursera and am one quarter of the way through the next one, with two further courses to go. Luckily, this didn’t require me being strapped to the desk for the whole time, I’ve managed to fit Read More