Building a Business, Learning, Organization, Productivity

Building a Business on Maternity Leave: Know When to Stop Learning and Start Taking Action.

Why Read This:  If you struggle trying to find the balance between learning, reading, taking courses - and taking action - this post will help you focus & clarify. This is part of my series on building a business while on Maternity Leave. Reading Time:  3 min The Internet in 2016 is VERY exciting.  It… Continue reading Building a Business on Maternity Leave: Know When to Stop Learning and Start Taking Action.

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Book Club, Happiness, Organization, Productivity, The Projects

What I Learnt from Laura Vanderkam’s Book I Know How She Does It – And How I Became more Productive on Maternity Leave

What You'll Learn:  Some of the best things I learnt from the book I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam - and how I applied it to maternity leave. Reading time:  5 minutes This is part of the Great Maternity Leave book club series, where I share some of the most influential books that… Continue reading What I Learnt from Laura Vanderkam’s Book I Know How She Does It – And How I Became more Productive on Maternity Leave

Book Club, Happiness, Life Hacks, Nutrition, Organization, Productivity, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Projects:  Never Forget to Take Vitamins – Using Charles Duhigg’s Book The Power of Habit

Yes ,this one is straight from the original GML Project list in my lovely little journal, which I have kept to this day.  It was one of the first tasks I undertook and it really has a soft spot in my heart. In order to accomplish this, I had to buckle down and study the science… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects:  Never Forget to Take Vitamins – Using Charles Duhigg’s Book The Power of Habit

Learning, Personal Development, Productivity, Technology, The Projects

What I learnt From Watching 30 TED Talks in 30 Days.

Early in the maternity leave days, I found it hard to have the time to read.  This was frustrating for me as a lifelong learner, because I had a deep need to continue learning, growing and exploring topics.  Though I was undergoing a steep parenting learning curve, I wanted to continue to learn about things… Continue reading What I learnt From Watching 30 TED Talks in 30 Days.

Happiness, Productivity, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Time Daily Tasks to Shift Your Mindset (Part 2 Results)

  Read this post first 🙂 These are the official results of my morning during which I timed tasks that I dread. As I mentioned in the original post  this one project I added to my list seemed a bit nit-picky (I am an ENTP in the Myers Briggs Types and if you know an ENTP,… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Time Daily Tasks to Shift Your Mindset (Part 2 Results)

Grounding, Happiness, Productivity, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Time Daily Tasks to Shift Your Mindset (Part 2)

Why read this article?  Learn an AMAZING technique that totally shifts your mindset from one of difficulty to one of ease when you do chores or tasks that you hate.  Great productivity hack. Reading time:  4 minutes   Yesterday, I wrote about how life-changing it was for me to time with a stopwatch the tasks… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Time Daily Tasks to Shift Your Mindset (Part 2)

Happiness, Life Hacks, Organization, Productivity, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Hack your Wardrobe

Why Read this Article:    I take two staple clothing items and show you how to create a stylish look + capsule wardrobe from them that WORKS on maternity leave.  I also address the obstacles that sometimes prevent us from dressing up - and how to deal with those obstacles. Reading Time:  Less than 5… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Hack your Wardrobe

Building a Business, Happiness, Life Hacks, Organization, Productivity, Technology

Building a Business: Embrace the Learning Curve

Why read this article?  I teach you how to become super productive + embrace the steep learning curve by sharing a technique that I use.  It's all about embracing microtasks. I show you how much you can actually get done in 60 minutes of work, and why you should acknowledge each task. Reading time:  5 minutes… Continue reading Building a Business: Embrace the Learning Curve

Book Club, Happiness, Organization, Productivity

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Declutter Physically with the Konmari Method

The nuggets of wisdom I have pulled and applied to my maternity leave after reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Happiness, Life Hacks, Productivity, Technology

How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Harness the Great World of Apps

From a very young age I've been quite comfortable around technology.  In fact, some of my earliest memories were helping my parents package up mid 1980s computer technology.  Floppy disks (yes those strange things you inserted into slots in the computer hard drive) and dongles (no not a sex toy!) My crazy, risk-taker entrepreneur parents… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Harness the Great World of Apps