We are a chronically overworked generation. Teachers are one of the worst examples of this, but all the advice I’m going to give today could equally apply to other overworked professionals. In the United Kingdom, primary school teachers are now averaging a working week of just under sixty hours. That doesn’t leave too much … Continue reading Nine Things You Must Start Doing to Crush your Sixty-Hour Working Week
The long summer holidays are all about enjoying and looking after ourselves: sleeping enough, exercising regularly, seeing friends, preparing well-balanced meals. It’s all been coming so easily for us all. But one very negative habit has also taken hold of me. I’ve grown attached, and I mean almost physically to my mobile phone. This has … Continue reading Ditch your Phone, Some of the Time At Least
I haven’t written a blog post for several weeks. Let’s call it a sabbatical; that’s what smart and successful people have. My batteries needed recharging. I knew 2017 would need to be the year when I go from saying, “I’m planning to start a business,” to, “I have a business.” And here we are – … Continue reading Want a Better 2017? Write a To-don’t List
I’ve been made to look a fool. I’ve fallen for all the spin. For years I believed that good mental health was a matter of pot luck and that if things were getting on top of you, anxiety and depression would almost certainly follow. I also believed that medication was the sole route out of … Continue reading The Heads Up on Exercise
A report this week by the organisation, Digital Awareness UK and carried out for the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference revealed that teenagers are checking taking their mobile phones to bed and checking them for notifications through the night. One in ten of those surveyed, checked their phone ten times nightly. This situation, and the ensuing … Continue reading Are You an Email Addict?