We are really excited and are looking forward to bonding with her over the coming days, months, years and decades.
For family and friends we are sharing many pictures of Zoe as we can overly excited with every new step and movement she makes at Zoe’s own site, http://zoe.kotsialos.com. Any family and friends that may want to see pictures of Zoe feel free to visit, the one thing you will need is a username and password from me, so drop me a direct message and will be sure to give to you.
Some would say that creativity is not a problem for me, but after reading this article 15 Common Places That Can Inspire Your Creativity it got me thinking what places bought out my creativity.
Although I didn’t share too many things in common with the person who wrote the article, there were some that we did agree on but most we did not so I though I would list mine.
To name a few; New York, Bowral, Blue Mountains and Kastania (a small village in Greece). I find when I change my environment completely so does my thought process, so often solutions to problems appear in my thoughts when I find myself in a completely new environment. For me this only happens when I am in a new environment for days not hours and have enough to get comfortable with your surrounding and relax into it.
There is nothing like going through a bookstore where the owner has spent the time making sure that a variety of thought invoking books are on display. If your every wondering what I mean go to Readings in Melbourne or Ariel Books in Sydney
I don’t know why but for some reason when I am sitting on the bus watching the world go by things come to me, I think it is the combination of having time to focus on things that you are seeing as well as the downtime.
Not that I spend much time at bars by myself, but on occasion if I am travelling in a new country or a friend is just late to turn-up I find my mind wandering off, and more often or not sending myself a reminder of an idea to follow-up later
I think this is a creative place because your surrounded by creativity and it rubs off, I love just walking through looking at art or preferably photographs and thinking about the circumstances of the art as opposed to the art itself.
hashtags are a great way to keep in touch with what’s going on. The challenge sometimes is what hashtags to use.
The team over at social caffeine have put together this infographic that helps answer that question
Productivity tricks are something I am passionate about, but sometimes I think the endless pursuit to be productive does not lead to happiness it only leads to frustration. That is until I read this article on Lifehack, “How Happy People Work Their To-Do List” and found out I must be happy.
The article lists 13 things that happy people do when dealing with their tasklist.
The list is:
1. Start Early
2. Reward Yourself Often
3. Tackle The Hardest Thing First
4. Factor In Procrastination Time
5. Add Some Basic Things To The To-Do List
6. Add Some Silly Things Too
7. Look To The Weather
8. Break It Down Into Categories
9. Make Sure You Have Time For Replenishment
10. Do It To Music
11. Don’t Add Everything
12. Go With The Flow
I agree with all of them and follow most of them (the early start being a struggle on occastions). The most important things in my view are: factor in procrastination time, add basic things to the to-do list, don’t add everything and tackle the hardest thing first.
Who else does these things I wonder and what is the list that makes unhappy people? (I think it will have something to-do with people who manage their to-do list through email)
Was looking on Tumblr and came across this picture which happens to be the Signs on the main road to my village in Greece. The post was from a person with the handle ‘failgreece’.
I personally love this sign in Greece, although have never been able to work out why the sign to kastania is so small. (It’s the white painted sign on the very right of picture)
Did you know that back in 1946. The United States government implemented the 40 hour work week for all federal employees. Lots of companies thought this was a good idea and adopted it and before you knew it we have the 40 hour work week .
It really got me thinking, the 40 hour week has never really worked for me so why has this not changed given everything that is going on and the improvements in technology. The answer seems to be that there is no easy alternative at the moment for companies to ensure collaboration and control/supervise what is going on.
In this day in age I think the technology is there to overcome this, but suspicion by employers and employees alike stops technologies and practices that could change the way we work from being implemented.
These are some of the attitudes that could enable a change in the work week.
I came across this wallet while browsing the web. Its a great simple solution to an annoying problem for those me that carry wallets.
From an ecommerce perspective brilliantly executed, simple design, great product information supported by well crafted video.
If you want to know more on what I am talking about, check out the website http://bellroy.com/pages/slim-your-wallet/ or watch this video.
Oh, and if your thinking of buying me something for Christmas it’s the sleeve wallet I want J http://bellroy.com/wallets/note-sleeve-wallet