Keeping Busy IV: Obsessed With Hard Work?

In my first ‘Monthly Update’, I recommended the book If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed. Something that I’ve noticed as I’ve been reading is that a lot of the quotes from famous, successful people have been about hard work. I don’t doubt that these people are incredibly ‘successful’ in the material sense [...]

Something Has To Give

I’ve thought and written a lot about productivity recently. I lament over the fact that I can’t always do everything I want to in a day. I obsess over trying to do “too much” and tick off everything on my To-Do list. This has meant that my time over the past few months has felt [...]

A Hard Day’s Work?

For me, studying languages, everything can be "work" - listening to music, watching Netflix, reading, podcasts.  However, this can be a double-edged sword. It's good because I can be passively "working" throughout the day and don't have to be in my "office" as such. But at the same time, it blurs the lines between what [...]

Short And Sweet

As I’ve had quite a lot of uni work over my Christmas holidays, I’ve been struggling to find a balance between work, rest and quality time with my family.  One thing I’m finding useful is a strategy I used during my GCSE exam revision a number of years ago: 40 minutes on and 20 minutes [...]