Interrupting bad behaviours to replace them with good

I’ll be honest, for a little while I let myself get wrapped up in news stories. Predominantly the stuff going on with Trump in the US and the nonsense going on over here with Brexit. Sure, some of it was entertaining and we all like to let ourselves get a little outraged sometimes, but following the Read More

It’s Not Too Late To Get A 2020 Diary Or Calendar

They’ll all be on sale right now, since they’re normally given as Christmas gifts or bought before the year begins. If there is a particular calendar or diary that you want to be absolutely sure you can get, I’d say buy it sooner. Otherwise, waiting until after Christmas is definitely a smart move. Plus it forces Read More

Timeular First Impressions

You may remember this Kickstarter from a couple years ago: I wanted one for myself for a long time, but sometimes I forgot and sometimes I felt that the price was too steep. I’ve changed my mind about the expense as I’ve been getting frustrated with just HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE regular time-tracking requires. Also I came Read More

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

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

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

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