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To-Do Lists

How great are to-do lists? I love them. They help you organise your thoughts and achieve your goals. I recently started one at the end of the last exam period to help get through the mountain of personal tasks I had been putting off during semester.

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My Daily Planner

Everyone has a different system for organising their lives. Some people keep an online calendar, others keep everything in their heads, while some people get heavily into bullet-journeying. My daily planner system evolved from an addiction to ‘to-do’ lists.

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Spring Cleaning

It’s near the end of semester, the sun is shining, and my apartment is messy.

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Throwback to the Stickies app

I recently saw another student in class using a sticky note app on her desktop. I completely forgot about this fantastic piece of technology between first experimenting with it in high school (several years ago) and now. In case you’ve forgotten, the Stickies app looks like you have post-it notes stuck to your computer desktop, […]

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Lighten the Load and Let Go

One of my mid-year resolutions was to be active once again. In addition to working out in the gym, I’ve actually been walking more and taking every opportunity to take the stairs instead of the lift. Keeping to my goals has been made easier as my colleagues have committed to going for a walk or […]

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Use Your Holidays

Although it is tempting to use the few weeks of break as an excuse to lie around the house and do nothing, it certainly is very rewarding when you work towards a goal and accomplish it. For some, it could as exciting as travelling overseas, while for others, it could be as mundane as catching […]

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On Presentation Jitters

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had to deliver a 20-minute presentation on my current research to an international audience. I normally feel very nervous leading up to a talk or a speech, despite having done it so many times over the years. However, having had to deal with a personal crisis in […]

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Why is My Apartment such a Mess?

After a flurry of assignments recently, I emerged from my desk to find that my apartment was really quite messy. I am a tidy person, so my definition of mess is likely to be different from others, but it was making me uncomfortable and I had to do something about it. Some things I could […]

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Planning Your Day: Beneficial or Boring?

I’ve always been great at planning my day but terrible at sticking to it. Starting the day with the best intentions doesn’t always mean I’ll actually do what I mean to do. In fact, the more I plan, the less likely I am to actually do it. After a bit of pain, I think I’ve […]

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I work better under pressure (and other lies)

Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay  I like to tell myself all kinds of lies about how time works. I have an assignment due in a week, so that obviously means I have put no effort into it. I think that one week is such a large amount of time that I don’t even need to start. It […]

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