What working environment makes us most productive?

If you’re running a small business or freelancing, office space is probably something that just hasn’t crossed your mind. Although working from home (or in your pyjamas! *cough* this isn’t me *cough*) can sound like a dream come true, you may find your productivity slips. There are plenty of alternative workspace options for solopreneurs, that can help to boost happiness and productivity. Let’s take a look at a few of these options… Coffee shops :  Local coffee shops are the staple home-from-home for many solopreneurs. Being around other people can help to alleviate some of the solitude of working alone,…

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Using Scanners to Reduce Paper in Your Home Office

I love working from home but one of the stress that comes from having an office in your home is stuff. Stuff just piles up EVERYWHERE! Where does all this stuff come from! My Harry Potteresque under the stairs office also has no door so I really need to make sure it well tidy. And believe me it isn’t! Stuff has a detrimental effect on your brain and I’m not sure if it’s the pile up of stuff or the madness of Christmas but my brain is foggy! One of the biggest “stuff” pile is paper. I mean who needs…

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Bullet Journaling with Toad Diaries

It’s that time of the year again when I’m on the look out for a new diary. I started writing a bullet journal in July so I was keen to combine both aspects in one book instead of having two. What is a Bullet Journal? :  The Bullet Journal is a fully customised organisation system and it’s trendy at the moment, plus it’s a great excuse for adults to indulge in an excessive amount of stationery and stickers. Although the kids already destroyed my gel pens. It can be your to-do list, a sketchbook, notebook and diary, usually it’s a…

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