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How To Use a Planner for a More Productive Life

It’s easy to tell ourselves that we’ve got our hectic lives organised. We have electronic diaries to help us coordinate our meetings and smartphones to remind us of important events. Even social media tells us our friend’s birthdays so we don’t need to remember them. However, even with the smartest technology available to help when juggling work meetings, social events, birthdays and household errands this too can begin to have a negative effect on our minds. Planning with pen and paper may sound old fashioned but it is one of the most effective ways to transform a hectic, unorganised life into a productive and successful one.A daily productivity planner can change your life. ‘The sooner you start planning your life, the sooner you will live...

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The Healing Benefits of Keeping a Journal

What would normally come to mind if I suggested that you keep a journal? ‘Dear Diary…’? It’s a bit American High School movie, isn’t it? We may consider journal keeping as the activity of an angst-stricken teenage girl – but what if that teenager was onto something? Keeping a journal is simply the articulation of certain events, emotions, thoughts and feelings into written words. The benefits of keeping a journal range from clearing your headspace after a busy day to improving your mental and physical health. ‘Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distil what’s important and what’s not’ Martina Navratilova Journaling is a great way to practice mindfulness and with...

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5 Simple Steps To Create Inner Happiness

Most of us have been programmed to believe that happiness is the grand prize at the end of a long and hard journey. We say to ourselves, we will find happiness once ‘I take a particular action or make a specific decision’’ or even better ‘Once I earn a certain amount of money for a certain length of time, that’s then I will achieve true happiness'. Or maybe – ‘if I can just make that one big change in my life’, sounds familiar? The truth about happiness is that we can never guarantee or predict it in the future.  Real happiness that comes from within, is unshakeable regardless where in life we are and what life throws our way. That natural...

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