10 things I love about Christmas

With it being the end of term and the time of the year when everything is festive I thought I would share with you the top 10 things I love about Christmas.  With pictures to make you feel truly Jolly, be prepared to be smacked in the face by Christmas!

1) Ugly Christmas Jumpers


2) The Food


3) Christmas carols

4) Gingerbread Houses


5) Time with family.



6) Christmas Films


7) Christmas trees


8) Decorations and Lights!

9) Giving presents (and getting them)


10)  The Spirit of Christmas!


I leave you with Merry Christmas wishes and happiness for the New Year!


-- Pia

Posted On 11/12/2014
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Amelias Intern Diary - Time Management part 2

This week we continue the theme of Time Management (and the secrets to getting more done).  Last week I talked about the importance of you ‘Why’s’.  When you remember why you want to get something done and the effect it will have on your happiness, you are more motivated to get it all done.

So why do we still find it difficult to complete the tasks we set ourselves that we know will lead to our happiness?  It’s because we all have bad habits.  I’m not talking about biting your nails or putting your hair in your mouth. I’m talking about procrastination.  Shona Garner, who offers a Coaching Service in Time Management and increasing managerial success, has identified 5 barriers which prevent us from getting things done

We get complacent.  We might not be feeling very confident or maybe just a bit lazy but this stops us from immediately completing a task. This is a small and obvious habit, but one which can be detrimental to our productivity.

We avoid discomfort.Well, duh.  Why would we want to put ourselves in uncomfortable situations?  Asking the landlord awkward questions about deposits is much more pleasant when you don’t actually ask anything at all.  However, not doing ... read more

Posted On 04/12/2014
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