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Has your workload temporarily dried up? Here are 6 ways to keep usefully busy!

We are used to being “too busy” – our daily lives consisting of juggling work tasks, looming deadlines, clocking out late, and then waking up to do it all over again – but somehow we manage. Somehow we manage to keep pressing on and any dreams of a ‘break in the schedule’ are pushed to …

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3 ways to stay positive for others when you are scared and worried too (you have to do them all!)

Whatever high-impact role you’re in – whether you’re a lawyer, accountant or consultant who manages a team or a parent with young children, perhaps both – things like anxiety, burnout, constant worry, and even depression may be par for the course. The difference now, however, is that there is a global pandemic and at the …

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10 proven ways to work successfully in a virtual world

In the last four weeks we have had to adapt to an immediate shift in how we work. People are already starting to adapt. However, this brings uncertainty to our working lives. We have had the initial intrigue of seeing where our colleagues work and what their homes look like. But we are missing the …

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How to fight fatigue and increase your energy levels – even if you are still in lockdown

So many people I speak to recently (myself included) are telling me they are feeling fatigued and their energy levels are low. Given how much change we have had forced upon us, and our general levels of stress and anxiety, this isn’t surprising. Add in the threat of an impending global recession, firms pausing recruitment, …

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5 tried and tested tips to stop your working day from becoming your whole day when working from home.

How to stop working long hours when working from home Did you start lockdown with adrenaline-fuelled intentions about what you were going to do with all your spare time now you were working from home? And are you now finding that spare time you had from not commuting, not travelling, not doing the school run …

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The Lawyer, Accountant, and Consultant’s guide: How to create a new daily structure when working from home for the first time (even if you have failed miserably so far)

Many of us have now been working from home for the last month. And if you are like me, it hasn’t quite gone to plan. Perhaps you had unrealistic ideas, fuelled by the adrenaline buzz, of how productive you would be working from home freed of the shackles of the daily commute and needing to …

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How to avoid back and shoulder pain when working from home

Many of us are finding out what it is like to work from home for an extended period of time. Given the speed at which most firms moved their employees to work remotely, many of the niceties didn’t happen. Namely support to get a working environment at home which minimised the impact on your body. …

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How to take back control of your time and workload if it has gone sky-high due to Coronavirus

Overwhelming workload: Is this your reality at the moment? You have clients calling you on the landline, mobile and via Whatsapp or Facetime? Add into the mix you have multiple pings coming at you from all the communication channels you have set up to keep in touch with your team who are now working from …

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The 4 foundational habits: How to be at your best each day (regardless of what cr*p you have to deal with)

Given that your day job keeps you pretty busy… and you want to progress your career to partner (or just get promoted)…. and you want to have quality time with your family, it’s absolutely key that you can be at your best, pretty much every day. In order to be at your best each day, …

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