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A new year means a productivity reboot

Published January 2, 2017

A new year means a productivity reboot

Although I’ve stopped making specific New Year’s Resolutions (for the most part), there’s always one thing that I try and reboot each January 1st and that is being organised and staying productive. Whether it is trying out a new task list software, or actually finding a use for the notebooks I buy when I raid stationery shops, it is really difficult to end the year in the cool, calm state I start it.

Looking for a winning streak

Published September 18, 2016

Looking for a winning streak

There are lots of productivity apps and habit trackers available on the iOS store, but I have become partial to Streaks. It’s such a simple app that can really make a difference – although admittedly my streaks have not been so fruitful lately. The app is really easy to use. If you have a goal in mind, something you want to do on a regular basis (most likely daily, but can be adjusted to weekly or monthly if required), you can set it up on Streaks to track your progress.

Data collection

Published November 22, 2014

Data collection

I’ve found the exams I’ve taken this year to be really quite intense and it turns out that the closer it gets to the day itself, and the more intense the revision is, the less room I have in my head for anything else. Whether that is writing on my own blog, connecting with people on Twitter, keeping up with news online, or listening to podcasts, everything comes to a grinding halt.

Saving time on the internet

Published April 12, 2014

Saving time on the internet

Time is my enemy at the moment. Life is a repetition of work, study, Sidepodcast, sleep. It is always better to be busy than bored, but frazzled is the word I’m choosing to use at the moment. With that in mind, here are a few things I’ve been using to try and make life a bit easier. News The Yahoo News Digest app intrigues me greatly, because I always think I’m interested in the news but when I settle down to read or watch, I find I’m not.

Post-Christmas to-do list

Published January 4, 2012

Post-Christmas to-do list

A week or so ago, I posted a picture of my bulging to-do list with the promise that I would get lots of things done over the Christmas period and shrink it, substantially. That was the plan. Of course, I was unexpectedly working over Christmas, which didn’t help matters, so it’s no surprise to see that the list still looks rather large. However, I did manage to complete a lot of the items on there, and although it looks almost the same as it did before, it’s had a bit of a shake-up.

Christmas to-do list

Published December 23, 2011

Christmas to-do list

Here is my to do list looking quite a state. I have made it mostly hard to read because there are some quite fun and fabulous and secret upcoming things on there. Christmas provides a few days off, and I intend to get this list down to a more manageable size. It used to hover around the three quarters of a page length, and that I could deal with. I’m writing this post so that I can be accountable for either succeeding or failing miserably.

Changing hands - The iPad is mine!

Published July 10, 2010

Changing hands - The iPad is mine!

Mr C bought an iPad pretty much the moment he could, and we had fun for a while playing around on it. Mostly, it was in his custody though, and about a week ago, I noticed he really wasn’t getting the most out of it. So, I commandeered it. I have an iPad now! I’m still playing around with it, learning things, figuring out how I’ll use it and where, but here are five awesome things I have noticed so far:

Notes on the internet

Published February 16, 2010

Notes on the internet

Just a couple of things to note: I gave Chrome a try, I did, honest. I set it as my default and I used it for a couple of days. I really like the transition when you drag a tab to become a new window. Beautiful. I missed the Copy Link as Text Firefox plug-in something chronic. And when I was doing some F1 Minute stuff, Chrome was copy/pasting in a really funky way.

The next in a long line of lists

Published April 4, 2009

The next in a long line of lists

I think I might have found it! I’ve been going on and on about the need for a decent to-do list for a very long time. I’ve tried 37 Signals products, Remember the Milk, all that stuff. Nothing seemed to work. Now, I’ve found one, and it’s called: Doris. Yea, I don’t really get the name either, but it’s pretty useful. You can group your list items into as many sections as required, and they recommend having a Today group at the top.

Happy New Year

Published December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

I don’t usually make resolutions, as I know I’ll either break them or have forgotten them by the end of January. However, I had already been talked into doing so over at Sidepodcast.com, so I thought I might as well share my three very simple resolutions for 2009. Try and stick to a Wii Fit schedule. I enjoy it when I do it but quite often forget and only remember when I’m tucked up in bed.