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    25 Entierly Attainable Things To Do This Year

    Fact: I don’t make New Years resolutions.  My reason? They never really feel concrete enough. I suppose ‘get more sleep’, ‘stop eating so many cupcakes’ and ‘actively use your gym membership’ sound great in theory – but in reality, I always feel like they a) aren’t specific enough and b) are merely pipe dreams. ‘Resolution’ by definition (thanks, Oxford Dictionary) is: ‘a firm decision to do something’. And that’s all fair and well. (I’m sure New Years resolutions work out for some people but, truth be told, I am not one of them.) My New Years resolutions have never been ‘firm’ or even ‘decisions’. They tend towards the spectrum of…

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    Thank You

    Last week I set out to write a thank-you note a day. I knew it wasn’t an ambitious undertaking by any means, and that it’d be easy to achieve – but that’s wasn’t the point. The point is: I wanted to appreciate more. And I figured a good way to do that was to write thank-you notes. It didn’t really matter what I was thankful for on the day – little things like clean bed sheets and chocolate filled croissants or, bigger things like the dinner on my plate and the clothes on my back. It only mattered that I took some time to identify them. By the middle of…

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    An Incomplete Guide: Increasing Your Productivity At Work

    Here are 10 tips to increase your productivity at work, from an 18-year-old year old who is a) not a professional productivity guru, b) likes making lists, and c) has been dubbed ‘an organised individual’  by her mom and 7th grade teacher.  1. Declutter your workspace Having an uncluttered work space leads to an uncluttered mind. Although trivial, a tidy (or, at least, tidier) space makes it easier to get work done – without the stress of not being able to locate your stapler or, get suckered by visual distractions.   2. Put your phone away Unless your cell phone is absolutely necessary to have on your desk, put in your…