Staying Organised For The Rest Of The Year Ahead

Even if you don’t really agree with them, we all make new year resolutions – whether it’s getting into shape, spending more time with your loved ones or something small like cutting down your daily caffeine intake.

For some, getting organised might be at the top of the list, so we’ve come up with some simple and effective ideas to help you keep your resolutions and stay motivated to be organised not just for January and February, but also for the rest of the year!

Go, go, go can equal forget, forget, forget!

Never before has it been so important to be organised. In this day and age when we’re always on the go, it’s impossible to remember every little detail. Keep your to-do list in check with a brand new diary, which you can pick up from a store like Typo. And while you’re at it you might as well stock up on note pads, desk organisers, files, you name it!

If you’re not one for the hard copy diary we suggest using your Smartphone calendar and making lists in Notes!

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Your wallet could do with a tidy-up

Nothing says organised like a new, clutter-free purse. Your wallet’s biggest enemy is the dreaded receipt so, in the cleaning out process, make sure you file these away in a folder or place you find easy to remember. A tidy wallet is great, but not when receipts you need have gone walkabout.

We suggest choosing a wallet based on your needs. On the go? Try something that can also fit your phone inside, and if your wallet lives inside your handbag, opt for something smaller (and keep the colour in mind when making your selection).

With a range of stores such as Mimco, Bags To Go and Strandbags you’ll be hard pressed not to find yourself the perfect wallet for 2015!

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No excuses – pack your gym gear

Keeping motivated to get fit can be challenging at the best of times, so why not make it a littler easier on yourself and get organised to be energised. If you tend to hit the gym first thing in the morning, get your workout gear ready the night before so all you have to do is get up and go. No excuses!

Still feeling the early morning/after-work gym routine is passing you by? Get some new gear from Nike, adidas, Asics and some other sporting retailers to help you get motivated. We all know that when you look good in new gym gear, you feel good and you’ll be that much more inclined to get out and into spin class.

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April 14, 2015

How To Supercharge Your Life In 2015

Time moves quickly and before you know it another year will have passed. So, if you’re looking to seize each day and supercharge your life in 2015, here are some top tips:

Make a career change

Bored of your new job? Fancy a bigger and better challenge? Then why not make that much-needed career change? With recruiters such as Call Centre Jobs in Manchester and companies looking for talented individuals to fill top positions you can land the job of your dreams, so it’s well worth seeing what’s out there. And don’t forget, you don’t always have to change companies to enjoy a more fulfilling occupation.

Applying internally for any exciting opportunities that crop up could be the right option for you, so keep an ear to the ground for information. If you’re really keen you could even shadow a different department, take work-based training courses to improve your knowledge or head back to university/college for additional qualifications.

Travel the world

We all need a break from time-to-time, so how about leaving the 9-5 for a week or two and going on holiday? Either that or taking a career break and exploring the globe one country at a time. Travelling is one of the best forms of education, so whether you’ve always wanted to learn more about the pyramids of Egypt or the ancient ruins of Thailand – it’s never too late to do it. Moreover, if it’s all-year-round sunshine you’re looking for, many parts of the world can offer you just that! From the Caribbean island of Barbados to the sandy desserts of Dubai you won’t be short of sensational destinations that are worthy of a place on your travel bucket list.

Spend more time with your family

With so much to do on a daily basis, it can be easy to lose track of the things that really matter such as spending time with your family. So, if you have that nagging sense of guilt that you’re away from home too much or are missing out on your kid’s childhood, try to prioritise your loved ones a little more. Of course, we all have to work and run errands but how about checking out cool places to visit during the weekend or making time in the evenings to spend with your family? Eating dinner together, for instance, is a great opportunity to catch up on each other’s news or you might decide to dine out at a restaurant once a week or go on a family swimming outing. The options are endless.

Get fit and healthy

If you overindulged during the festive period, you might be looking to lose weight and get fitter this year, but it’s important to set long-term goals rather than quick fixes. Yo-yo dieting and getting so stiff at the gym that you never want to go again isn’t good for anyone, so set yourself realistic targets and battle the bulge steadily. To keep your mind focussed it might also be worth embarking on a particular challenge such as a 10K run as this should help motivate you to succeed. Sign up to different runs and events throughout the year and you’ll be in tip-top shape before you know it.

With a new year just begun, now is the perfect time to make exciting changes in your life and enjoy every second.

January 22, 2015

Broken all your new years resolutions by now?

Are your New Year’s Resolutions a half-arsed list of little things you think you need to keep in check? 1) Eat less chocolate. 2) Try not to watch so much TV. You know what I mean. Not exactly life-changing stuff.

What about the big things? Taking risks is scary. Perhaps that’s why our resolutions focus on the small, short-term stuff.

Make a resolution to make 2004 a year to be pro-active and brings about change in your life. Challenge old assumptions, routines and behaviours. Here’s a list of ten things to inspire you to take a risk or two.

  • LeaveIt’s as simple as that. The no-future boyfriend. The dead-end job. The depressing share house. Whatever. If you’re unhappy with one of the three key areas of your life (or more than one, heaven help you!) you know it’s time for a change. Be brave. Know that it can only be better than where you are now. Do it!
  • Chill outDrop out for a few days – a weekend is good, but longer is better. Don’t go to work. Don’t even think about work. Spend the time with no TV, stereo, telephone. Live simply, quietly and enjoy. The person that emerges when the white noise of life’s distractions fades away will be the better for it.
  • Push itSki down a black diamond run this snow season. Try scuba diving or sky diving or any other thrill seeking activity. Sure you might end up with a few bruises, and need a change of underwear, but hey, you’ll learn something new about your limits. And you might just surprise yourself!
  • Out with the oldSentimental baggage is heavy, and so last season. Make a point of having a clear out at least once a year. Be ruthless. Do you really need a box of old movie tickets and Christmas cards from 1987? Love letters from what’s-his-name? You get the picture. Just think, while you’re hanging onto all this old stuff, there’s no room for good new stuff to come into your life. See?
January 14, 2003