Auteursarchief: Freya van der Valk

Goals: life and yearly goals

Set Daily, Monthly, and Long Term Goals
In a couple of posts we wrote about having or creating ‘bigger’ goals, like the Big Five for Life, or yearly goals.
We get a lot of questions about creating those bigger goals: how big should those goals be? What kind should they be? Am I covering all the right categories? It is not the beginning of a new year, why should I bother now? We’ll adress these questions in this article. Lees verder

Goals: positive or not?

Setting goals is the first stepWe’ve really hit a nerve with these blogposts about goals! Even though it is midyear now, it still is top of mind. Glad to know this!
The questions we got were about the specific planners you need in order to set goals. We’ll write about that in a next article. We also had some comments about having goals. Let’s talk about that first.

Goals vs being happy

Some people have a problem with goals. When you have goals, they say, you are not happy in the moment. You’re only happy when you’ve reached the goal. Having a goal stresses people out, it burdens them with a certain load. Lees verder

Goals and planning

Goals are like magnetsYearly goals

Wow! We got some great reactions on our last blogpost “The three biggest mistakes in planning“. Most reactions were about the difficulty of having/setting yearly goals. And also about the sentence “This goal MUST be satisfied for the year to be considered a success.” Let us explain about longterm goals. Lees verder

The three biggest mistakes in planning

Planning your activities

One of the first steps in being productive is planning your activities by keeping a list of the things you want to accomplish. Having such a list will immediately rise your productivity. However, the list is just the start to get to a proper planning. There are 3 mistakes people make when planning from a list. Lees verder

Exercise and productivity

ExerciseExercise to improve your productivity

When you’re not productive, getting some exercise is the last thing you think about:
most of us associate it with many negative connotations such as pain, sweat and exhaustion. We don’t like to spend hours in a gym and we certainly hate to force ourselves into monotonous activities like jogging or treadmill workouts. Exercise makes you tired is the perception, so how can it help you to be more productive? Lees verder

Summer Time (DST)

Summer Time DSTSummer Time!!!

In Europe Daylight Saving Time (or DST) begins in the last weekend of March and lasts till the last weekend of October. During summer months the clock is adjusted one hour forward.
Most areas of North America and Europe observe DST, while most areas of Africa and Asia do not. South America is mixed, some countries observe DST, others don’t.
Start and end dates vary with location. Lees verder