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Friday, 16 January 2015

Do you work better under pressure?

It's been a long week.

Projects have started to pile up.

Deadlines are appearing in my diary.

Yet daily I flit between post holiday blues and crazily motivated new year productivity.

This schizophrenic state is not good and often leads to late night working and caffeine overload. Ironically, it also fuels some of my best work.

Thankfully, it seems I'm not alone.  Today I stumbled upon a link encouraging us all to ship something everyday for a week.  In this case it's write a blog post.  Find out more at  Seven days is enough to form a habit and this could just be the kick I/we/you need to make 2015 the best yet.

The cheerleader within has me clicking on the link, while the slipper wearing freelancer reminds me of the steadily increasing to-do list already on my desk.

Is this short term pain for long term gain?  Let's see.

Who's with me?

Friday, 9 January 2015

January is the best time to fail

Ignoring the youtube footage above, no one is watching.

Expectations are low.

We're all trying to get back on the treadmill, so cutting each other a little more slack than usual.

Kick off a new years resolution, if you fail, you can always start again in February.

Make a list, or even several.

Declutter your desk.  Bin the pens that don't work and buy some new stationery.

Anything that eases you into the year, focuses your mind and readies you for the challenges ahead.

Do it in January.