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How to Multitask Effectively

How would it be like if you could do so many things at the same time and have all your work done quicker? As a freelancer with so many deadlines to meet and projects to work on, finishing your work quickly sounds is the best thing anyone could ask for.

 

 

Although multitasking is not really welcomed by so many experts there has been a deep interest in the possibility of making the positive results become a reality. Experts say that multitasking does not necessarily make you do your work quickly and even if it did, your work would be shoddy and the quality below standard.

But does this mean that multitasking effectively is unattainable? Absolutely not! There is obviously a right and wrong way to do things. Freelancers need to be extremely careful when trying to multitask because most times you have your client’s work involved. The goal should always be to work quickly without compromising quality. And if you had to choose between speed and service, it would be wise to choose service at all times.

Here are steps you need to take to multitask effectively

 

Step #1 – Focus on what’s important

Prioritizing when it comes to multitasking is key. The main problem people face when it comes to multitasking is their ability to decide on which of the tasks to work on first and then switch to next.

Making decisions takes time and consequently eat into the little time you have left to work. Trying to figure out what to do next can leave you feeling confused.

Before you start the day decide on what you want to achieve and what you think are the most important tasks for the day. Try to limit yourself to 3 very important tasks.

Next arrange the task in order of priority and promise yourself that no matter what happens you will stick to the order.

 

Step #2 – Draw up a to-do list

Now that you have your 3 major tasks, next thing you need to do is have a list of steps you need to take to complete those tasks. The to-do list will give you a visual sequence of how you will tackle the task for the day.

At this stage it may seem like you’re not doing much of multitasking but it is necessary to make sure you make the most of your time.

 

 

 

Step #3 – Do the activities that can be done together

Grouping activities together is where the multitasking comes in. Unlike what most people do – doing several things at random – you now have a more defined set of activities you need to do, thanks to the to-do list.

However there are some activities that overlap. For example, let’s say you need to find inspirational quotes for your blog, curate content for your social media accounts and get in touch with your followers. You can do all this at the same time by grouping them together. You can go on Twitter and search for inspirational quotes, retweet the ones that will resonate with your audience (curating content) and answer your mentions (getting in touch with your audience) all at the same time.

So go through your list of activities and group the ones you can do at the same time. That will help you cut out a lot of time.

 

Step #4 – Practice makes perfect

The truth about multitasking is that you only get better with constant practice. Following the steps above correctly will help you get better at the art of multitasking effectively So don’t get discouraged at first when you are not able to work as fast as you had expected to.

 

Have you mastered the art of multitasking?

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Health, Fitness & Skincare Journey

One of my new year resolutions was to take my fitness and general health very seriously. Last year, I saw the consequences of not being fit, and I never want to experience any of that again. The body pains and the extra weight were not my cup of tea, so I rather be fit and healthy!

One of the issues with working from home is that it is so easy to be on your laptop, on the sofa all day, which is horrible for the body as you can imagine.

These days, I have been going on daily walks/runs; I easily go pass the 10,000 recommended daily step and I am loving it. I feel better, I look better and I am happier. I guess being fit has a way of doing that to you, plus the amazing scenery at the moment is priceless.

 

 

 

Apart from having a balanced diet, I have also been taking vitamins supplements, and trying to get as much beauty sleep as possible. I am currently taking Vitabiotics WellWoman Vitamins Supplement and Natures Aid Chewable Vitamin C, and I think they are both doing the job, I just need to remember to take them everyday.

 

 

So health and fitness aside, being in my 30s also means I need to step up my skincare routine, and start experimenting with various anti-aging skincare products, which is what I am doing at the moment. I have a few anti-aging products I am testing out and I will be reviewing soon, so keep your eyes open.

The way I see it, health, fitness and skincare are always going to be a journey, and not a destination, because they never end.

How is your health, fitness and skincare routine? Any major changes this year? Do sound off in the comments section below, and please remember to share. Thank you.

 

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Beauty & Health Products from Chemist UK

You all know how I am so into caring for my skin properly, now that I am in my 30s. I shared some skincare tips for over 30s

some days ago, and it was well received, so I thought to share some beauty and health products I have been trying lately, thanks to Chemist UK. These products are also great ideas to include in a hamper as a gift for Mother’s Day.

 


 

 

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex

This Elizabeth Arden cream provides moisture and a barrier to prevent moisture loss.

PROS

  1. It does what it says on the pack; provides moisture, which is what my skin needs.
  2. It has a lovely light fragrance.
  3. I love the pretty packaging.
  4. It is so affordable on Chemist UK website, currently retails at £12.99 only.
  5. It feels great on the skin.
  6. I can see a visible difference on my face and neck. It looks and feels soft and smooth.

 

 

CONS

None.

I recommend this Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex a 110%. It is great for my skin.

 

Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Balm

This soothing balm is clinically proven to help support skin’s own regeneration process and is designed for very dry, sensitive or even cracked skin.

 

PROS

  1. It does not contain any colourants, fragrances or preservatives.
  2. It moisturises the skin beautifully.
  3. It is very good for dry, flaky, sore skin.
  4. It heals skin flare ups or irritation very quickly. I have used this soothing balm on my skin and my children’s skin as well, and it is great. It clears up various skin issues.
  5. It is great for sensitive skin.
  6. It currently retails for £7.65 only for a 40ml on Chemist UK Website.

 

 

CONS

None.

I love this Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Balm so much, I could shout from the rooftops about it. It is definitely one of the best skincare inventions ever!

 

Paul Smith Extreme Eau de Toilette

This Paul Smith Extreme Eau de Toilette feature fruity notes of Italian mandarin and blackcurrant mixed with freesia as top notes. For the heart notes, Paul Smith uses entire blackcurrant branches, softened by heliotrope and violet. The final notes come from amber and musk with the resonances of sandalwood and cedar.

 

PROS

  1. I adore the packaging. I think the bottle is really cute.
  2. It is quite affordable; it currently retails at £15.99 for a 30ml bottle on Chemist UK.
  3. I love the fresh fragrance.

 

 

CONS

  1. The fragrance is not as long-lasting as I would want it too, but I guess that is usually the case with Eau de Toilette perfumes.

I would recommend this fragrance and I would buy again. It is a soft fresh scent, great for summer days.

 

Max Factor Creme Puff Pressed Translucent Powder

This Max Factor Translucent Powder is great for a fresher base, on top of your foundation, or even as an all in one make-up.

 

PROS

  1. It is great for all skin tones.
  2. It is a multi tasking makeup product – can be used as alone over moisturiser, on top of your foundation, and as an all in one make-up.
  3. I love the compact packaging, so easy to pop in a handbag.
  4. It looks amazing on my face. I love the flawless matte look.
  5. It provides excellent coverage.
  6. It is very affordable, currently retails on Chemist UK at £5.39.

 

 

 

CONS

None.

This is a fabulous pressed powder for all skin tones. I will buy it again.

 

Nature Aid Chewable Vitamin C

I had a bad flu earlier this year, and I have had a cold a few times already this year, so I know I need to work on my immunity. I have been searching for the right Vitamin C supplement to take for some weeks, so when I came across this Nature Aid Chewable Vitamin C, I knew I had to try it.

 

PROS

  1. It is free from artificial flavours, colours and preservatives.
  2. It is lactose, yeast & gluten-free.
  3. It can be chewed or sucked. You only need 1 or 2 day.
  4. It is sugar-free.
  5. It tastes good.
  6. It is affordable at £5.06 for a pack of 100 tablets.

 

 

 

CONS

None.

This is a great Vitamin C supplement.

 

Dove Original Deodorant

This need no introduction….

 

PROS

  1. I love the fresh scent.
  2. It leaves my underarms smelling nice and sweat free for many hours.
  3. It is gentle on the skin, no sting.
  4. It is very affordable on the Chemist UK Website for £2.35.
  5. It leaves no white marks.

 

 

CONS

None.

It is a fabulous deodorant. I have it used over and over again!

 

All these products and many more can be found on the Chemist UK website (link above). It is a great online store for skincare, toiletries, health and wellbeing products, and it is very easy to search for products on the website.

What do you think of these products? Have you used any of these before? I think the products are fabulous for a Mother’s Day hamper gift. Do you agree?

 

*Collaborative post.