Posts by Kelly

077: Dealing with information overload

A wonderful yet highly challenging thing about the world we live in today is the amount of information we have access to. It’s exciting to be able to access data on any imaginable topic, but many of us are also drowning in a sea of free resources and a blog reader full of posts we’ll…

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076: Phone Addiction

Carly removed the Facebook app from her phone ages ago. After watching Carly do it, plus listening to another friend espouse the benefits of it, Kelly also removed the app from her phone. Interestingly, she saw absolutely no increase in productivity or happiness. Maybe this means she’s not as addicted to Facebook as she thought…

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075: Mastering Memory

Carly’s quite good at remembering things, Kelly’s totally rubbish. As in ‘forgot to pick up a friend’s kids from school on Monday’ rubbish. But that might be because Carly is an S on the Myers-Briggs scale (easily processes information at a detail level) while Kelly is an N (processes information at a more conceptual level).…

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074: We tackle listener problems

Kelly and Carly always try to do something a little different for the shows that end a season and this episode is no different. They asked their listeners if they had any burning personal problems or questions they needed help with and in this show, they work through those questions. Leigh wants to know if…

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073: How to say no

For most of Kelly’s life, she’s been a dedicated over-committer, completely addicted to watching people’s faces light up when she said ‘Yes’ to them. As with everything, she had to learn the hard way to say No and actually spent a whole year (2012 to be specific) practising it. Carly, as you’ll know from previous episodes, hates saying…

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072: Waking up early

This episode comes straight out of one of the many amazing discussions that occur in the Straight and Curly Facebook group. Laura wants to get up early but when her alarm goes off each morning, says she physically can’t get out of bed. She asked the group for advice and there were so many great…

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071: Perfectionism

Kelly never used to think she was a perfectionist – but in researching for her second book Practical Perfection, discovered she was. Carly used to think she was … but has now decided she’s actually just a really high-functioning human! So, what even is perfectionism and if you’ve got it, how do you manage it? If you’re someone…

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070: How we got where we are today

Someone in the Straight and Curly Facebook group wanted to know what paths Carly and Kelly travelled after finishing high school and how they both ended up becoming writers. As it turns out, their paths were very different and this episode takes listeners (and the girls!) on an interesting trip down memory lane. Kelly started…

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069: How to be more decisive

Kelly and Carly are both incredibly decisive people. Mostly because neither can handle the time-wasting aspect of taking ages to come to a decision. In this episode they share their best tips for taking the agonising out of your decision-making process: Spend your decision allowance on things that matter Use the information you have to…

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068: How to stand up for what you believe

Kelly and Carly admit, they’re a bit scared about this episode. Mainly because it involves them talking about things they think are pretty non-negotiable (vaccination, keeping your maiden name when married, organ donation). And they prefer people to not hate them. But, they have faith in the Straight and Curly community to take everything they…

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067: What’s bothering us right now

Despite their best efforts to show people it’s not the case, some people seem to think Kelly and Carly swan through life without a care in the world. Most likely because neither of them like discussing their problems in the moment – they prefer to talk about the things they’ve fully processed and worked through.…

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066: Travel

Kelly and Carly have both travelled quite extensively within Australia and overseas. In this episode they discuss: Where they’ve been Where they’re dying to go Where they’re dying to go back to Travel hacks Money saving tips for travel How to manage the need for planning with the need for living in the moment when…

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065: Lucky Dip

Kelly asked her blog readers what topics they wanted her to write about. Several of the topics were super-interesting, but weren’t things she could write a full post on. She also wanted to get Carly’s view on a few of them. So Kelly and Carly tackle those questions together in this episode including: How do…

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064: Decision fatigue

Decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. It is now understood as one of the causes of irrational trade-offs in decision making. Decision fatigue explains why we’re able to eat well in the morning, but make poor food choices at night. It…

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063: Striving vs Life

Josie has a conundrum – after spending most of her life striving relentlessly, she’s come to a place where she’s … satisfied. And it’s kind of freaking her out. Josie asked: Do you think it’s important to have goals in life and to strive, or is it just as valid to meander along? Do you…

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