A few things I’ve been reading & watching lately

Life has been busy, and I know I always say that, but over the past month it’s just been crazy. I’m at the unusual point of being between blogs; when I’m blogging less frequently here it’s usually because I’m ill or writing for a company’s blog. But over the past month I’ve done no blogging at all (!) short of starting a few posts here only to leave them unfinished.

I have a lot of semi-finished things at the moment, in all aspects of my life, and I’m desperate to get something out there, no matter how small, so here it is. A list of interesting things I’ve found on my travels around the web.

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Peaks and troughs

It’s half nine on a Saturday morning, and I’ve been relishing my first ‘free’ time of the week for two and a half hours.

In that time I’ve cuddled cats, listened to music, and re-read some more of The Longer Long Tail. It’s as periliously close to doing nothing as I feel comfortable with. I’m giving myself some ‘time off’ because over the past few weeks, I’ve hit a lot of fairly extreme highs and lows, and I want to establish more of a balance. The only time you fail is when you quit, right?

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Sketching out your evenings

Now I get up super early for work, I’m rethinking my evening schedule (my previous morning and evening routines are here).

At the moment, I’m just sticking to a rough evening routine based on days of the week. While my old routine was good for changing habits (i.e. not sitting in front of the TV all night), I needed something that was a bit more specific but still flexible.

Enter routine #2.

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Hello 5am

I’m the kind of person who used to enjoy reading articles about super-successful people getting up at 5am to start the day…and never do it myself.

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