#40before40 Three Years in the Making

In October 2017 I turned 37. It came as a little bit of a shock as I still think I’m in my 20’s. I’m not even sure I feel like an appropriate adult the majority of the time but somehow I’ve found myself a parent of 3 children, a small business owner and navigating my way through life with Daddy Moo (who I’ve spent nearly half my life with now!).  This paragraph has me aging by the second! Anyway it got me thinking about doing something just for myself. Sometimes we get so distracted by life and “stuff” that we…

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Gaining a Sense of Work Life Balance

Would it surprise you to hear that UK workers likely to change companies for more job satisfaction? It doesn’t me for two reason. Flexibility : Once we have children (regardless of your gender) our priorities change and if your current company or working situation isn’t flexible enough then something needs to give. Happiness : We spend on average more than 90,000 hours of our adult life working (insert appropriate expletives here!). I seriously cannot understand why you would do so in a job you hate.  Living for the weekends instead of your best life. There are many jobs I used to…

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Improving Your Mental Health in Your Home Office

Working from home can be lonely, fact. Loneliness and isolation are not good for your mental health, fact.  But I appreciate especially when you are really busy it’s not easy to get out of your office and see real live people. However, there are a few easy things you can implement in your home office to help improve your mental health. Improving Your Mental Health in Your Home Office :  According to The Wildlife Trusts nature makes happier workers and green offices boost productivity making this a no-brainer.   As a freelancer, I spend a lot of my day in my…

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Building Green Interests into Your Business

The current unit I’m studying for my degree is about sustainability and how small businesses can help to protect not only the environment but our local communities. There are many reasons you might want to build a greener business, as in addition to the ethical advantages there are marketing benefits to be had in terms of how customers and employees perceive your company. Plus single use plastic is bad, bad, bad and it pains me how much we seem to use. Of course, there’s a tendency to think these issues affect large businesses rather than smaller businesses, yet every little…

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