Did you set goals for yourself this year? As we head into the final third of the year, how are you tracking towards them? Maybe it’s going well, in which case, well done! I think most people probably can’t say the same, so they might find themselves second-guessing their tools. Should they instead try out that fancy new productivity app? Chances are it won’t make much of a difference. However, there are some steps you can take to improve your productivity without forking out money for the next app you’re going to ignore.

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Stress in the workplace is unavoidable for just about anyone. If you’re in a particularly fast-paced environment, even more. However, prolonged periods of high stress can eventually result in an undesirable state we call burnout. Let’s look at what it is, and how to recognise the signs and prevent it altogether.

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Are the number of tasks on your to-do list overwhelming you? Maybe you’re struggling with time management and don’t know how many tasks per day are realistic? Everyone knows to-do lists and they can be great tools. However, if you answered yes to any of the above questions, maybe your calendar could be a better option…

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So you’ve got a great idea for an app? That’s awesome! Now you have to decide how you’re going to approach building it. Unfortunately, this decision isn’t easy as there are many options available to you. Let’s break down three common approaches, (PWAs, native apps & hybrid apps) and compare them head-to-head!

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You’ve probably seen it before: Someone tells you they’re “planning” to achieve some new goal. However, when pressed about it, they have no idea how they’re actually going to achieve it. Maybe you’ve been this person in the past. The problem is often people don’t think too much about the implementation. They feel content knowing they have a goal in mind. Unfortunately, famous French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said it best: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

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Today, I’d like you to pay attention to the notifications you get while you read this post. If you don’t get any, consider yourself lucky. In the time it’s taken me to write these sentences, my phone has already vibrated twice. You might not think much of it, but the interruptions add up and can have a negative impact on your life. Oh, and there’s a name for it too: Notification Overload.

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During the past fifty years, the internet has dramatically changed the way we live our lives. More people now have reliable connections to the internet and the internet is more accessible than ever before. Considering this, remote work hasn’t just become a viable alternative. For a lot of workers, remote work has become their preference.

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I recently posted a tweet about not expecting perfection when you’re starting out with a new habit. I think a lot of people run into this problem early on in the year while their new year’s resolutions are still clear in their minds. What you need to know is this: You are going to fail. Instead of trying to live perfectly, perfect the art of picking yourself back up when you stumble.

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Happy new year! I wish you a prosperous and productive 2022. With it being a new year, a lot of us have undoubtedly started looking at which new habits we want to build this year. I’d like to help you make those habits stick by introducing you to a method that has helped me a lot: habit stacking!

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As a front-end developer, writing CSS is my bread and butter and I love doing it. However, that doesn’t ring true for everyone. Some developers, especially back-end developers, scoff at the idea of it. To others, it might be a bit of a boogeyman under the bed. Let’s dive into what I consider to be the essentials. CSS is a powerful tool to have in your repertoire.

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