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Homeschool Working Mums: Use the '2-Minute Rule'

Homeschooling Working Mums: Use the ‘2-Minute Rule’

The two-minute rule is a time-management strategy that can dramatically improve productivity. Forget long to-do lists that create overwhelm (or self-importance!), if you really want to get things done, try this rule. You’ll eliminate procrastination and accomplish more every day.

The ‘2-minute rule’ can make an enormous difference in your life – especially if you have a penchant for procrastination. It is ascribed to productivity king, David Allen, author of the renowned Getting Things Done book.

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The benefits of blogging

Why Starting a Blog Could Help Reduce Your Anxiety and Stress Levels

Let’s face it, things aren’t exactly plain sailing at the moment. There’s so much to worry and stress about, it’s a miracle we get anything done at all. From worrying about your health and the safety of your loved ones to going back to work, getting a refund for your holiday or even having a baby or suffering from another health condition. When the stress and strain continues to pile itself onto you, it’s only a matter of time before you buckle under the pressure.

Of course, it makes sense to reach out to your GP or your family and friends if you’re struggling with anxiety and stress. But did you know there are other ways to combat your mental issues and give your wellbeing a boost? Blogging is the perfect outlet for voicing your worries and concerns and relieving the pressure you’re under. 

Using LinkedIn: A Must for Employees and Employers

Spread Your Wings: LinkedIn Quick Tips During Covid-19 Lockdown

Now more than ever, having a strong online presence can be the difference between sinking or swimming. With the lockdown in the UK looking like it may drag on further still, an ability to reach out to professionals online.

LinkedIn is a must for employees and business owners alike. Not only is it an effective networking tool, but it is an excellent way of staying engaged with what is going on in your industry. Here are just a few of the things you can use LinkedIn for:

5 Ways to Earn Money from Home During Coronavirus Lockdown

5 Ways to Earn Money from Home During Coronavirus Lockdown

Between usual everyday errands and work responsibilities that every woman deals with, finding a way to earn some extra cash is rather difficult. Now that there is a lockdown around the world due to the impact of the Coronavirus spread, it’s now hard to go out into the world together work, so we have to think outside the box and look for ways to make money from home.

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Time Management Hack No. 1: Outsource as Much as Possible

I’m all for being as sociable and friendly as possible. But – and it’s a big but – when it comes to time management, if you don’t nip the constant distractions in the bud, you really will suffer the consequences.

Whether you work for yourself, or in a large organisation, there will always be that one person who wants to chat all day long about everything and nothing. 

The Pros and Cons of Acquiring an Accountancy Practice

The Pros and Cons of Acquiring an Accountancy Practice

For many accountants who want to start their business, but don’t want to go through the hassle of finding clients, acquiring an existing practice might seem like a good option. It can also be a good option if you’ve been working for the same firm or company for a certain number of years and are looking for some independence.

However, while it does have its benefits, it has its drawbacks as well. So, it’s always better to look at it from as many angles as possible before you make your decision. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of acquiring an accountancy practice.

4 Ways to Make Returning to Work After Maternity Leave as Painless (and Stress-Free)as Possible

4 Ways to Make Returning to Work After Maternity Leave as Painless (and Stress-Free)as Possible

Returning to work after maternity leave can have mixed feelings. I know this for sure because my sentiments were quite different after each of my two maternity leaves.

For our first child, I remember crying all the way to the train station. It was nothing, in particular, just the thought of leaving him with anyone, compounded by the guilt at even thinking about heading back to work, leaving my first fruits with complete strangers.

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Preparation Beyond The Interview: 4 Ways To Make Yourself an Appealing Candidate

When you’re looking for a new job – or even a first job – you’re all but certain to be inundated with tips and advice about how to perform in an interview. Some advice will concern how to dress and present yourself; some will teach you what questions to expect and how to answer them; others still will seek to depart from the beaten path and give you the interview tips you aren’t getting everywhere else. The point is, regarding the interview, you’re probably covered if you do your due diligence.

redundancy (laid off)

Redundancy – Part 1: What to Do When You Are Laid Off

Gender equality issues have come a long way since Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes put their lives at risk to fight for women’s right to vote. However, there are still a lot of kinks to iron out in employment law and the daily reality us working mums face.

Redundancy is just another area of concern. Pregnant working women are twice as likely to be made redundant than any other working woman. The Fawcett Society (the UK charity that campaigns for gender equality and women’s rights at work, home and in public life)  have been striving with Maternity Action to ban employers from making pregnant women redundant.

5 Top Tricks and Tips for Making New Habits Stick

5 Top Tricks and Tips for Making New Habits Stick

Imagine if everything that needs effort in life ran on autopilot; how fab would it be to have a change of pace. Not having to remember to do chores, go to the gym or exercise, get to work, and stay on top of finances and everything that keeps us up at night.

Let’s get back to reality and hope that technology meets up to our dreams of doing nothing, very soon! Unless you can get Alexa, Siri or Google to put in that daily grind for you on automate, these daily tasks are not just simply going to disappear. However, if you programme some habits into your daily routine, you can reduce much of the stress and struggle from your day.

With a little bit of discipline, we can all create new habits that require low maintenance – and what a perfect time to get started with that, at the start of a new year and new decade!

Do you have the right skills and attitude to be a WAHM?

If you’re new here, let me just start by defining WAHM: it is a ‘work-at-home mum’. WAHMs can be self-employed or work for an employer – there are so many options available these days. However, the primary requirement to be called a WAHM is to, well, to work from home.

My first experience of working from home started about 13 years ago, shortly after returning to work from maternity leave. I had applied to work flexibly at work, and the editorial director was so incensed by the audaciousness that she made me a full-time homeworker. I would show up in the office once a fortnight just to stay connected to my work colleagues and to attend meetings.

How a Virtual Office Can Improve Business Profitability

Your virtual office in the UK provides your business with internet access, but it also can provide your business with facilities in some of the finest buildings in London and other major cities. On top of having this kind of access, your business has the freedom to move around the…

6 Ways Busy Parents Can Practice Self-Care

Raising children is a demanding, full-time job, especially if you are already juggling a successful career. As a result, you might feel as if you have limited time to care for both your mind and body throughout the day.

It is, however, essential for your own happiness to regularly make time for yourself. When you are happier, you’ll have more energy, patience, and passion when caring for your family. Read on to find out how busy parents can practice self-care.

10 Benefits of Being an Academic Freelancer

Being a freelancer is an excellent option for anybody who loves to write. Academic freelancing, in particular, can be quite lucrative. If you enjoy academic writing, you’re not afraid to crank out a good paper; you understand your citation formats, and you are known for being able to articulate your ideas clearly and accurately, then it might be a good idea to consider a career as an academic freelancer. 

Academic writing: the pros and cons of paying someone to write it for you

If you’ve been a student or are presently studying, you’ll understand the pressures of academic essays and deadlines. Given the chance and the assurance of not getting caught, most people would likely get someone else to do it. A recent survey found that more than 20,000 university students pay for essays and dissertations, which shows that this is a more than just a thought for many. So, what are the pros and cons of using academic writing services?