de-clutter your desktop

Tip 10: de-clutter your desktop. Visual clutter in our line of sight interferes with our cognitive function and contributes to distracting us. Look at the desktop of your PC or the home screen on your various devices with fresh eyes, and remove all the icons and shortcuts that don’t need to be there!

de-clutter your kitchen

Tip 9: de-clutter your kitchen. What we eat changes everything about how much energy we have, how focused and effective we are, and more generally how we feel about ourselves and the world. So noticing what our kitchen counter looks like and what our kitchen cabinets contain will help us pay more attention to our …

and they smiled… :)

I came across this picture again that I took a few years ago, and I love it just as much now as I did back then. I thought of a few people throughout today, and each one of them made me smile for one reason or another. It is easy to feel forgotten by the …

de-clutter your biases

Tip 8: de-clutter your biases. Yep, that’s far easier said than done! By nature, biases are mental tendencies, inclinations or preferences that we run automatically, usually without noticing them. Our biases affect our behavior, our thoughts, our opinions, every aspect of our lives. Noticing and paying attention to them will help us look at the …

sleep tech

If you struggle to sleep and like your tech, here are a few apps to try out! I tend to prefer a tech-free bedroom, but occasionally I could do with a bit of help to quiet the mind. Do you know of/use any others that work well for you? Sweet dreams! 😀

de-clutter your habits

Tip 7: de-clutter your habits. Many of our activities are done on auto-pilot, and very rightly so. We don’t want to have to pull out a manual every time we make a cup of tea! But some of our automatic responses or behaviors might not be as helpful as knowing how to make a good …

de-clutter your bedroom

Tip 6: de-clutter your bedroom. Sleep is a fundamental human need and a lack of it affects every single aspect of our lives. We live in a culture where sleep is often underrated and de-prioritized. So make the most of your precious sleep time and free your bedroom of stress-inducing clutter!

de-clutter your distractions

Tip 5: de-clutter your distractions. Our brain has a finite amount of processing power at any one time. Every tweet, every status update, every meme competes for brain processing power with the big stuff, like consolidating our credit cards or fixing a broken relationship. What distraction patterns do you have and what could you be …

the turtle and the duck

A few days ago, I came across this completely unexpected scene on my morning run (illustrated here as I had no phone with me). On the edge of a small lake in the park, a never-seen-before turtle was trying to make friends with a duck. The duck was having none of it though and was …

de-clutter your worries

Tip 4: de-clutter your worries. We hold many worries in our head. Some of them are rational, and others might be less so. Either way, we hold them all, and getting them out of our heads is a good starting point. Our worries might be about things seemingly out of our control, making them big …