The Upsides of Solving Jigsaws (and How to Tackle Them)

Listen on Spotify. Solving a jigsaw used to be a pastime to enjoy at Christmas, while overstuffed with chocolate. Since doing a few more than usual during lockdown though, I discovered some surprising upsides to enjoying the odd puzzle. Some of them might surprise you if you’re a novice. Even if you’re a more seasonedContinue reading “The Upsides of Solving Jigsaws (and How to Tackle Them)”

10 Common Gardening Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Listen on Spotify. Starting your own garden can be immensely satisfying as well as challenging. There are some common gardening mistakes you’ll want to avoid. Bad habits like not leaving your plants enough room to grow and overwatering put gorgeous, flourishing gardens in jeopardy. In the rest of this article, we’ll go through some commonContinue reading “10 Common Gardening Mistakes You Want to Avoid”

Tips to Get the Best out of Your Garden

Listen on Spotify. Gardening boomed in the UK during lockdown. Thousands of green-fingered Brits got busy tending their window boxes, allotments, and gardens. Anyone green-fingered will tell you that spending time tending and enjoying your garden is good for the soul. Gardening is both an art and a science, with a good bit of skillContinue reading “Tips to Get the Best out of Your Garden”

Kite Flying Adventures: How to Start Your Own   

Listen on Spotify. Kite flying can be great fun for everyone. For first-time kite flyers, it can be a fun educational adventure, and for adults, it’s a great hobby that helps relieve stress. After all, what could be better than watching your kite soar in clear skies? Here are some tips to help you sharpenContinue reading “Kite Flying Adventures: How to Start Your Own   “

Bringing Your Dog to Work: What You Need to Know

Listen on Spotify. Ever thought about bringing your dog to work? Well, the good news is, it’s becoming more common to see companies that have dog-friendly policies. Giants like Google, Etsy, and Amazon have been using their canine-friendly policies to help give them an edge in the recruitment process. Smaller businesses have now begun toContinue reading “Bringing Your Dog to Work: What You Need to Know”

How to Supercharge Your Productivity With Power Query

Listen on Spotify. Remember the last time you spent all day working on a huge data set, cleaning it up? With Power Query, your troubles may become a thing of the past. Power Query is a powerful data automation tool you can find in Excel, as long as you have at least Excel 2010. PowerContinue reading “How to Supercharge Your Productivity With Power Query”

Stuck in a Rut? How to Regain Your Mojo

Listen on Spotify. You know what it feels like when you’re stuck in a rut, right? You’re treading water and are stuck doing the same things day-to-day. Stuff that used to interest you is less engaging than usual and you feel you’re making no progress towards you’re goals and get frustrated. You’re churning up mudContinue reading “Stuck in a Rut? How to Regain Your Mojo”

29 Useful Excel Shortcuts and How Macros and VBA Code Can Automate Your Work

Listen on Spotify. Do you use Excel for Windows daily? Then you know the power of shortcuts. You might not have discovered the power macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) has to automate and speed up your work. I’m new to it myself and am still amazed by what you can do with macrosContinue reading “29 Useful Excel Shortcuts and How Macros and VBA Code Can Automate Your Work”

Holding onto Joy: Hedonic Adaptation and How to Combat It

Listen on Spotify. As I continue my blogging adventure, I’m always on the lookout for topics to write about. I wrote a post on cognitive biases. One of my few but great and loyal followers left a comment on hedonic adaptation. Despite it not being directly related to productivity, hedonic adaptation has everything to doContinue reading “Holding onto Joy: Hedonic Adaptation and How to Combat It”

Finding Dory: The Art of Asking for Help

Listen on Spotify. Remember the 2003 film, Finding Nemo? On his search for Nemo, Marlin teams up with a fish with a notoriously short memory named Dory. At different stages of their adventure, they need help and Marlin is more reluctant to ask for it than Dory. Dory is often the first to approach otherContinue reading “Finding Dory: The Art of Asking for Help”