There’s plenty of moments in your life where you are doing nothing. I like to call these ‘in-between’ moments. These are the moments when you are ‘in-between’ other things.
We can waste a lot of time with our in-between moments without even realising.
A little way that you can notice how many in-between moments that you have is by tracking the minutes of your day. When I do this, I notice that I take 30 minutes a day just dancing around the room to music, 2 hours scrolling through Twitter, and at least 5 minutes a day waiting for the kettle to boil.
Sometimes we have in-between moments when we are putting off doing something. I could happily reorganise my bookshelves or organise my wardrobe by colour just to avoid responding to emails or tidying.
In our mind, we probably still class this as being productive and in some ways it is. However, there’s other things that we should be doing instead and deep down, we know that.
Twitter is one of the biggest social media platforms. There are 330 million monthly active users and 145 million daily active users on Twitter. With so many users, it’s pretty easy to see why businesses and brands can benefit from using the platform.
When you’re just a small blogger, the biggest question is how can you get some of those 330 million users to notice your account and engage with you.
Most bloggers head into Twitter with such enthusiasm which is great. The problem only comes when you seem to be pumping out a lot of content and no one seems to be noticing.
Building a following on any social media platform can take time and a lot of work. There are definitely strategies that can help you increase your Twitter engagement, leading to more clicks, increased brand awareness, and more conversions.
Productivity is not about doing more, it’s about effectiveness.
We have a limited amount of hours in a day. One they are gone, you can not get them back. The way that you spend your hours can be very important. That doesn’t mean that you need to stress out now though. It means that you should make a plan to get organised and productive so that you can spend your future hours more wisely.
You need to find a balance in life. Think of the yin and yang. You can only work so hard before you get burned out and you can only relax for too long before you feel sluggish. Finding balance in this is so important and it’s something that you will develop over time.
There’s a few different ways that you can build a productive system and you can start doing these things today. There’s no need to put things off anymore. Get started now.
Valentine’s Day has never been something that I really cared for but I’m trying to look at it more positively this year.
This year, Valentine’s Day is a day for CELEBRATING MYSELF!
1. What is your favourite Valentine’s Day treat?
Since neither me or Simon actually celebrate Valentine’s Day, I don’t have a favourite ‘treat’. Since I’m focusing on self love this Valentine’s Day, my favourite self care related treat would be eating some snacks and watching a film on Netflix.
2. Love Hearts or chocolate covered strawberries?
I do love Love Hearts but chocolate covered strawberries are the obvious choice for me here. Strawberries are my favourite food so if you add chocolate then I’m definitely going to be choosing that.
3. What is your favourite Valentines Day memory?
I don’t think I’ve ever celebrated Valentine’s Day with anyone who likes the idea of the day. Because of that, there’s not been a Valentine’s Day that particularly sticks out for me. Memory wise, an old friend of mine used to send me a Valentine’s Day card every year and I would send one to her too. It was something that we called ‘friendship day’ and it was actually really nice.
4. What film would you rather watch on Valentines Day, The Notebook or Titanic?
Both of these films are amazing but the last time that I watched The Notebook, I felt sad for about 100 years and never quite got over it. Because of that, I’ll choose Titanic because at least I won’t cry as much.
5. Meal in or Meal out on Valentines Day?
Both of these sound nice. I do like eating out and Simon and I go on a date night out at least once a month but I do love just sitting in the house with Simon, while we watch rubbish TV.
6. What would you do on your perfect Valentine’s Day date?
If I could choose absolutely anything then there’s only one obvious answer. I would be waking up in the morning after a great nights sleep in the Castle Club of the Disneyland hotel and head straight into Disneyland Paris for the day. Ending the day with a meal at Annette’s Diner too of course!
7. Red or Pink lips on Valentine’s Day?
If I’m wearing lipstick then it’s probably purple but I’ll choose red for this one.
8. What is your ideal Valentine’s Day outfit?
My ideal outfit would be a comfy, black dress with patterned tights. I always think that looks super cute!
9. Homemade or store bought gifts?
I’ve always believed that a gift with thought put into it is better than something just grabbed from a shelf. It doesn’t matter if someone bought the gift from a shop or made it with their own hands. If they put effort into the gift then it means the world to me.
10. Hair up or hair down for Valentines date?
I look like a 10 year old with my hair up so hair down of course!
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Let me know if you do this tag too!
I’m pretty sure everyone knows Roald Dahl at this point. You have probably even come across some of his work whether it was by reading his books or just walking past them in the book shops. I’m pretty sure he is most famous for writing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, as well as other short stories and children’s books.
He definitely did leave us with some grate tales from his imagination that helped us fuel our own, but he also taught us some very important lessons about life through his work.
Crisis survival strategies and skills are all about doing whatever works to help you get through any moment of crisis. They are the skills that you need to help you get through the situation without worsening it.
One way that you can manage a crisis is by calming each of your five senses.