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023: The Coffice

June 1, 2016

What’s a coffice? It’s when you use a coffee shop as an office – either as a temporary measure or all the time. Research has showed that the low hum…

022: 10,000 Steps

May 25, 2016

10,000 steps is a real buzzword at the moment, popularised by gadgets such as the Jawbone and Fitbit. But where did that number even come from? And what benefits are…

021: Cutting out meetings

May 18, 2016

If you work in the corporate world, you probably have to attend a lot of meetings and don’t get really get to push back against the fact that most meetings…

020: Menu Planning

May 11, 2016

Menu planning – some people do it for weight loss, some for budgetary reasons, and some, like Kelly, do it simply to be more organised and not have to decide…

019: Digital Detox

May 4, 2016

In this episode Carly springs a surprise on Kelly. They’re going to do a digital detox: a whole weekend of no internet, phones or computers. Carly’s interested to see how…

018: To-do lists

April 27, 2016

To-do lists are the mainstay of every productivity junkie the world over. But what’s the best way to make one. And how do you stop a to-do list adding to…

017: A month with no coffee

April 20, 2016

If you listened to Episode 6 and felt Kelly was a little dismissive about just how hard it is to give up alcohol for a month, then you’re in for…

016: Inbox Zero

April 13, 2016

This week Kelly and Carly are discussing the concept of Inbox Zero. The basic concept is that you get your inbox to zero every single day before you leave for work.…

015: Guaranteed Productivity Booster #2 – Get Good Sleep

April 6, 2016

This is a contentious topic but one that needs to be addressed. Too many of us just aren’t getting enough sleep and the sleep we’re getting often isn’t of very good…