Weekly Round-Up #177: It’s Okay To Be Late, Financing Your Future And The Power Of Sleep
Welcome to this week’s round-up. This week we take a look at the unexpected benefits of not being on time, how you can start to save more for your retirement and the importance of a good night’s sleep.
People Who Are Chronically Late Will Live Longer, More Successful Lives – Scary Mommy
As someone who struggles with time-keeping (sorry co-workers, clients and friends!) this article was a rather refreshing breath of fresh air. Usually articles about time keeping are all “You can change”, “You’re just lazy”, “You’re being rude on purpose” but this one looks at it from the other side of the coin and the benefits that can happen if you’re late.
Now I’m not saying that you need to start being late if you’re an “on time” person but perhaps cut us chrono-challenged people a little slack!
Will You Still Have To Commute To The Office In 2025? – Ring Central
We’re being told that remote working is the “future of business”, I seem to recall being told that when I started my first office job 20 years ago and in that time I’ve had two working from home gigs and most employers were hugely inflexible when it came to remote working (even when I was snowed in!)
RingCentral takes a look at what life will be like in 2025 and examines the technology that’s moving us all towards remote working – no mention of flying or self-driving cars though!
Boost Your Pension Pot By Insulating Your Home – Insulation Express
We’re constantly being told that we need to save more and more for retirement. Here in the U.K it’s looking increasinly likely that my retirement age will be well into my 70’s – or even 80’s and there won’t be much of a state pension for me to access (despite paying into it for 60 plus years by the looks of it!).
With that in mind it’s important to start freeing money up earlier so you can top up your pension or pay off your mortgage quicker and one way of being able to do that is to reduce household bills such as heating and electricity and you can do that by becoming a little greener.
How To Get Through A Divorce Financially – Midlife Divorce Recovery
Sticking with finances, I’m at an age where unfortunately a lot of people decide to split up and go their separate ways. Divorce isn’t something that we like to talk about too much but it’s important to be able to get yourself onto a stable financial footing to set you up for your future. the Midlife Divorce Recovery website looks at all of the things that you need to consider during and after the resource so you can take care of your money.
How To Save For A House Fast – Listen Money Matters
It’s difficult to get on the property ladder, and having to save up a large lump sum for a deposit on top of other everyday expenses can be really difficult. There are ways that you can get your money together in a timely manner and this includes budgetting properly and not setting your sites too high – I mean, you don’t really need a swimming pool now do you?!
The Effect Of Sleep On Productivity, And How To Improve Both – Tuck
In our first sleep related article of this round-up we take a look at how sleep (or lack of it) can have a huge impact on your productivity. I’m sure that you’re all aware how bad you feel after a poor night’s sleep and how hard it is for you to get anything done, so how about making your sleep* more productive as well?
How To Get Some Rest When Stress Is Keeping You Up At Night – Lifehacker
If you’re struggling to get to sleep it can be quite debilitating in the long term. The problem is that struggling to get to sleep can be a vicious circle as you go to bed worried about not being able to sleep and fulfill the prophecy. You don’t have to be stuck in a vicious circle though and Lifehacker has some great tips on how you can get to sleep a little easier and wake up feeling more refreshed.
What Are The Benefits Of Healthy Sleep? – Mattress Story
Are you still young enough to think that you can burn the candle at both ends and that late nights and early starts won’t take their toll? I’d tell you to enjoying it while you can but sleep is a very important factor in so many aspects of our lives from our health to relationships – and even weight. Not convinced? Mattress Story will explain all!
Have A Great Weekend
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Until next week, Stay Productive!
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