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Yesterday’s News


Monday 4 January, 2016

Kickstart January with these great tips to get organised

Back to work today and have great intentions for 2016? Here’s what you need to do to get what you want.

Sunday 30 November, 2014

Opinion: How to plan for a stress-free Christmas

A little forethought can take a lot of the stress out of the season for one and all.

Monday 10 November, 2014

Opinion: How to find razor-sharp focus in the age of distraction

You can be productive and creative – but first you need to focus.

Friday 4 July, 2014

Opinion: How to stay productive during the World Cup finals

Like most things in life, a little planning goes a long way.


Saturday 21 June, 2014

Opinion: 9 ways to reduce stress now

Don’t let modern life get you down – reduce your stress with these easy lifestyle changes.

Monday 30 December, 2013

Column: New year, new you – how to achieve your goals in 2014

New Year’s Resolutions are often broken early in the year, despite good intentions. Here’s how to make them a success, writes Ciara Conlon.

Saturday 14 December, 2013

Column: How planning can make sure Christmas is fun

Ciara Conlon gives some tips how to organise yourself for Christmas – and not get stressed out by the season.

Saturday 31 August, 2013

Column: How to get the right work-life balance

Schedule your week in advance and create a system for managing your tasks, your email, and your family time. The more you organise, the more in control of your life you will be, writes Ciara Conlon.


Saturday 8 June, 2013

Column: 9 email habits that could change your life

Emails are a handy form of quick communication – but also a source of stress if you’re not organised. If your inbox is giving you nightmares, Ciara Conlon has some tips to make your days a bit smoother.

Friday 24 May, 2013

Column: How to bust time management myths forever

Life is busy and sometimes it is difficult to fit everything in – but making up excuses to yourself won’t get you anywhere, writes Ciara Conlon.

Sunday 10 March, 2013

Column: How spring cleaning can improve your happiness and productivity

The spring clean tradition gives us an opportunity to start afresh, get organised, and reassess things. Here’s how to do it, writes Ciara Conlon.

Sunday 30 December, 2012

Column: 4 reasons why we don’t keep our New Year’s resolutions

And how to avoid falling into the same trap again. Ciara Conlon gives some guidance.

Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: 5 simple ways to survive Christmas unscathed

This can be a difficult time, writes Ciara Conlon – but there are easy ways to keep stress at a minimum.

Saturday 17 November, 2012

Column: How to take your life back from technology

Mobile phones, email, Facebook and Twitter can make us more anti-social, writes Ciara Conlon – but that doesn’t mean we should ditch them.

Sunday 21 October, 2012

Column: 11 ways to ACTUALLY start a proper exercise regime

More happiness AND a better sex life? Ciara Conlon explains how to make sure your new routine doesn’t fall by the wayside.

Saturday 22 September, 2012

Column: 9 things you can do today to simplify your life

Could your life be simpler? From friends to email, productivity coach Ciara Conlon offers advice on those complications.

Saturday 2 June, 2012

Column: Stop putting things off: 7 tips to avoid procrastination

If you bought birthday presents well in advance and made phone calls when they needed to be made, life could be a lot different, writes Ciara Conlon.