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The Top 12 Time Management Hacks & Tips for Students

The Top 12 Time Management Hacks & Tips for Students

Time is precious, especially when you’re an overworked student. So we’re going to count down my top 12 time management hacks and tips for students, to help you get the most from the time that’s available to you each day. I promise, these tips will help you get your...

10 Growth Mindset Posters To Encourage You Every Day

10 Growth Mindset Posters To Encourage You Every Day

Having the right mindset – a “growth mindset” – to propel you through life is important. And if you’re looking to develop a growth mindset, or nurture one in your children or students, you need the right resources: and an inspirational growth mindset poster could be...

63 Growth Mindset Quotes to Inspire You to Always Learn and Grow

63 Growth Mindset Quotes to Inspire You to Always Learn and Grow

If you’re looking to develop a growth mindset, then the right quote could be just the motivation you need to get started and reminder of you where you’re headed! So let's get growing with these magical words from poet Y.B. Yeats: "Happiness is neither virtue nor...

Growth Mindset: Why Everyone Should Develop One

Growth Mindset: Why Everyone Should Develop One

The mindset you have going through life is important. You want a mindset that propels you forward to ever greater heights: a growth mindset. So to help you achieve just that, we’re going to explore what a growth mindset is, how to develop one and how to nurture one in...

70 Empowering Quotes to Help You Overcome Procrastination

70 Empowering Quotes to Help You Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination: it’s that guilty bad habit that's plagued the world since ancient times (and we've got the quotes to prove it!). Happily, getting back to work can be as simple as finding the right motivator, and these beautiful words from Anne Frank may be just the...

How To Focus – With James Lang [PODCAST]

How To Focus – With James Lang [PODCAST]

James Lang is an author and expert on focus, concentration and distraction. He shares the science of concentration: why focus is hard and how to overcome distraction. Wish you could concentrate harder or for longer?James Lang’s book Distracted took the world of...

Got Too Much To Do? Here’s What To Do [PODCAST]

Got Too Much To Do? Here’s What To Do [PODCAST]

Feeling overwhelmed with everthing there is to do in student life, from schoolwork to extra-curriculars? Get back in control with this practical strategy. How to cope when it feels like there's just too much to get done, and too few hours in the day! This is my...

Mindfulness for Students, with Claire Kelly [PODCAST]

Mindfulness for Students, with Claire Kelly [PODCAST]

Mindfulness training can have a profoundly positive impact on a mind-bogglingly wide range of aspects of our performance as students.There's a growing pile of scientific evidence to support a wide range of benefits of mindfulness training for students: Soothing stress...

My EXACT Study Routine [PODCAST]

My EXACT Study Routine [PODCAST]

For the first time, I'm sharing my EXACT study routine from when I was studying for my final exams at Cambridge University.If you've ever wondered what MY study routine looked like as a Cambridge University student, your wait is over. This episode is all about how to...

What’s On My Bookshelf: Top 5 Juiciest Gems [PODCAST]

What’s On My Bookshelf: Top 5 Juiciest Gems [PODCAST]

There's some incredible wisdom to be found on my bookshelf. Listen to some of the BEST tips and tricks to be found in five of my most-loved books about studying and learning.There's some incredible wisdom to be found on my bookshelf, from some top-notch authors....

Apps and services to boost focus and train habits

  • Apps to block distractions and help you focus on your work: Freedom (paid, with free trial Windows, Mac, iPhone), Cold Turkey (free, optional paid upgrade, Windows, Mac, Android), Rescue Time (paid, with free trial – PC, Mac, Android, Linux)
  • Apps to take control of your inbox: Boomerang (great free option, with paid upgrade if you really want – Gmail and Android), Right Inbox (Gmail)
  • Apps to build strong habits: Habitca to turn habit-building into a game (free, with paid upgrade), Beeminder to create strong incentives to stay on track (free if you stick to your goals – otherwise pay penalties!)
  • Forest app for Pomodoro timing + distraction blocking on your phone

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