Brainstorm

Do you brainstorm often? At the moment, now my uni degree is over, I’m thinking about my future. I want to start my own business and have so many ideas bouncing around in my mind. Something I’m trying to do is short and frequent brainstorming sessions. If they’re much longer than half an hour, my [...]

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 [...]

Generators

Like generators, if we’re constantly working non-stop, it won’t be long before we’re burnt out and broken. We need time to rest and recharge to work efficiently. It’s easy to forget this and think we’re machines because of the demands to always be ‘productive’. Perhaps we also need to make time to simply be ‘idle’ [...]