Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

digital productivity

Email Sweet Spot

Jun 12, 2020
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Now that many of us are working from home in some form or iteration it’s vital that we’re intentional about our email habits. They can very quickly become unhealthy habits if we don’t put some personal policies and procedures in place and email can dominate our work time, derail our productivity and diminish our mental […]

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Afraid to log off?

May 19, 2020
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Afriad to log off_Dr Kristy Goodwin

In recent weeks, as I’ve delivered virtual masterclasses with employees and teams who are navigating the new terrain of #wfh, I’ve heard many guilty confessions that people are afraid to log off.  Executives who are worried about not replying to emails late at night or over the weekend and team members who are nervous to […]

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Your brain on notifications

May 1, 2020
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You open your laptop, coffee in hand and have a clear list of To Do items mapped out in front of you. You have the best of intentions to make today as productive as possible. Then ping, beep, buzz! Your attention is thwarted from the important tasks you’d prioritised and it’s now distracted by the […]

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How to handle Zoom fatigue

Apr 21, 2020
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Like many of us, I’ve spent hours over the last few weeks on Zoom calls. There have been plenty of work Zoom calls, the delivery of virtual masterclasses via Zoom, plus Facetime calls with friends (and kids’ friends) and Houseparty and Skype calls with family. At first, there was a  novelty associated with connecting with […]

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Two simple strategies to eliminate email stress

Apr 5, 2020
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“My inbox is a disaster.” “I cannot get on top of my emails and I’m worried what my supervisor and clients will think.”  “I’m replying to emails at all kinds of crazy hours and I worry that makes me look inefficient and inept.” These are just some of the concerns I’ve heard from employees, entrepreneurs, […]

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How to work remotely and keep your sanity in tact as a parent

Mar 23, 2020
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The Coronavirus outbreak has thrust many of us into remote working situations, alongside our children and teens who may also be at home (and if it’s not a reality yet, it is imminent). As someone who’s worked at home for the past ten years, whilst raising three kids , I’ve learned a thing or two […]

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Is Email Making You Dumb?

Feb 11, 2020
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Many of us feel constantly tethered to our inboxes. We check email often whilst still in bed, between meetings, on the commute to and from work, at our kids’ sports training and often we do one last sweep of our inboxes before bed. Some of us even check our inboxes in the bathroom- referred to […]

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My Top Digital Productivity Tools

Dec 19, 2019
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Technology, when used effectively and efficiently can help us maximise our productivity and boost our performance. When we’re not in control of technology and it dictates and punctuates our day by hijacking our attention, it can put a dent in our productivity.  So how do we leverage the benefits technology offers us so we can […]

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So you want to unplug this Christmas?

Dec 15, 2019
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Many of us dream about closing the lid on our laptop, turning on our auto-responder, slipping on our boardies or bikini and strolling into summer holidays to take a break from our devices. Some of us dream of WiFi-free locations, or Christmas Day spent free from our kids’ techno-tantrums (we can dream, right?).  Taking a […]

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Simple ways to minimise distractions in your open plan office

Dec 12, 2019
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Many contemporary offices have adopted open plan office designs. These layouts can be a hotbed of disruptions and frustrations which impact on your productivity and wellbeing too. Research is now showing that open formats can result in a decline in productivity and don’t deliver on the promise to support collaboration. However, we’re unlikely to see […]

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