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GOPRO HERO 5 SESSION REVIEW

GOPRO HERO 5 SESSION REVIEW

We’ve been lucky enough to work with AO who sent us a GoPro Hero 5 Session to test out and review.

Spoiler alert, it’s great!

So when we first received the GoPro we were working with AO on a post about making time for family. So we slung the kids and the dog in the car and went off to the local woods to test out our new toy, the GoPro Hero 5 Session.

I think the best way to tell you what we think is to show you. After all, it is a camera!

But first, here’s some details about the GoPro Hero 5 Session:

  • 4K Video 30FPS
  • 10MP Camera
  • USB-C Connection
  • Waterproof without extra case needed up to 10m
  • Voice Control

Notes I made after using the GoPro to shoot our video:

  • Very portable
  • Only 2 physical buttons making it so easy to use
  • Robust

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Our Thoughts:

The 4K video quality was very good, better than I expected. The underwater shot we took, albeit in awful water was great. The voice control was really useful, I found myself using it a lot. I’d say the still photo images are good rather than great, it won’t be replacing my actual camera or iPhone but I’d be happy to use it if needed.

Functionality was good. I found having only the two buttons useful as it made things simple. Using the app increased the GoPro’s functionality 10-fold, its a must! Battery life could do with improving, it’s not great but I could say that about almost all of my camera’s.

I dunked the GoPro in water, threw it around a bit and even rolled it down a grass hill, so the robust test got a huge tick!

All in all the GoPro Hero 5 Session is a great camera and one I have no problems recommending. It will definitely be a major part of our kit going forward.

Here’s our video we created using the GoPro Hero 5 Session and the GoPro Quik app.

 

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MAKING TIME FOR WHAT’S IMPORTANT

MAKING TIME FOR WHAT’S IMPORTANT

Getting that paid post written, updating your Facebook page and posting your daily photo to Instagram are all important things for bloggers, but none are as important as making time for family.

This is my reality, yours might be leaving for work on time, having that report done before your next meeting or getting your side hustle up and running after your day-to-day job. Whatever your reality of everyday life I’m going to guess as a parent, it’s nothing short of hectic.

True story. I once woke up at 6:30am blinked twice and it was 8pm. OK, not quite a true story but if you’re reading this and you have a busy life filled with parenting, work and washing pots, you’ll understand.

I’ve been speaking with ao.com about making time for what’s really important, family.

Now, we create daily vlogs that document our family life, yet don’t actually get enough quality family time. We’ve managed to fix that this week with the help of ao.com sending us a GoPro Hero 5 Session to capture even more family adventures.

(GoPro Hero 5 Session REVIEW!)

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It just so happens that this has all come about during the busiest time we’ve had in a while and it’s been great this evening to put all of the daily hustle and bustle aside to get out and spend some quality time together as a family. We decided to grab the GoPro and go for a walk in the evening sun, all 6 of us, Peppa the Pug included of course!

Other than grabbing a few snaps to look back on and a little footage with the GoPro, it was lovely to switch off from social media and daily life. Not only myself and the wife, but the girls too. Being teenagers they’re rarely looking straight forward, we usually only get to see the top of their heads as they bury themselves into their phones almost 24/7. We’re just as guilty truth be told, although I pass it off as working… No-one’s buying it.

Corben loved it, running, jumping and just generally being free out in the woods with his big sisters. Peppa is a pug so she barely made it round, they’re not built for walking these things! It was lovely for us to just watch the kids interacting naturally, no devices or homework or other distractions in sight.

I’m so pleased we’re able to capture these moments and savour them not only in the moment but again and again.

This evening’s family time got me thinking, why is family time for most families not further up the list of weekly priorities? Everyone enjoys it, even if it can be a little stressful convincing the 5-year-old to get re-dressed after stripping for no reason, explaining to a teenager walking is healthy and they should try it for once and remembering poo bags for the dog.

Once you’ve jumped those hurdles what happens next is precious. So why not make more effort to make it happen more often. Better still, snapshot these moments, capture these memories and re-live them again and again.

Give your dad the gift of capturing family moments this Father’s Day, with ao.com and GoPro.

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AMAZING GIFT IDEAS ALL UNDER £20 WITH BOOHOOMAN

AMAZING GIFT IDEAS ALL UNDER £20 WITH BOOHOOMAN

Whenever I think of kitting myself out with some new clobber, I think BoohooMAN.

I’ve worked with Boohoo a couple of times now and cannot recommend their clothing products enough. Many of their lines are exactly what I like when it comes to men’s fashion. I’ve had LOADS from BoohooMAN and have never been disappointed with anything, the product, the price, in my honest opinion it’s all on point!

Here’s more about Boohoo…

We’re based in Manchester, North West England and sell products to more than 200 countries worldwide. Our goal is simple: give our customers top quality, fashion-forward clothing at a price that doesn’t break the bank. We believe that fashion should be fast, affordable and trend-driven. Not everyone can afford Gucci, Louis Vuitton or Fendi, but why take out a loan to look cool? We specialize in speed, efficiency and quality, dropping 100’s of new styles every week across all our different product categories.

Father’s Day falls on Sunday 17th June 2018 and we know how much of a pain it can be when you really want to find a perfect present for Dad, but just don’t have the funds! If you’re on a budget but still want to get a meaningful present, don’t worry: there are plenty of thoughtful gifts for under £20 that are as special as your dad!

Below, you will find a selection of amazing gift ideas all for under £20 that I am sure you will love. If Donetta doesn’t order me a pair of No.5 I won’t be happy!

 

  1. NASA T SHIRT

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NASA T Shirt, £16, boohooMAN.com

Being a parent is such a stellar task! Whether your dad is into Aerospace Engineering or not, we are sure he will appreciate this amazing t shirt as a celebration of his talent as a father!

 

 

  1. FACE MASK

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Rescue Mud Masque, £ 1, boohooMAN.com

Sometimes being a father is just so stressing! Give your dad a break with this amazing Dead Sea Rescue Mud Mask: cheap and small enough to fit in a card, it’s the perfect gift on a budget!

 

 

  1. CARD HOLDER

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Real Leather MAN Embossed Card Holder, £4, boohooMAN.com

Whether your dad is into fashion or not, this real leather card holder will give a little bit of attitude to his look!

 

 

  1. PEPSI X BOOHOO T-SHIRT

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Pepsi x boohoo Shoulder Print Regular Fit T-Shirt, £12, boohooMAN.com

If your dad is into football, this stylish t shirt from our Pepsi x boohoo collection is everything he needs to wear while cheering on the national team this summer!

 

 

  1. BATMAN LOUNGE PANTS

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Batman Lounge Pants, £18, boohooMAN.com

Anyone can be a father but it takes a hero to be a dad. These funny lounge pants are the perfect gift for a hero dad like yours!

 

 

  1. CLASSIC WATCH

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Classic Watch, £14, boohooMAN.com

Impress your dad with a smart classic watch! This black face, silver-tone case one will make him happy.

 

 

  1. BEARD OIL

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Beard Oil And Beard Comb Set, £10, boohooMAN.com

If you are stumped on what to get your dad for Father’s Day, a grooming gift is usually a wise choice! So, why not getting your dad this beard oil and beard comb set?

 

 

  1. DELE ALLI “MAN” Hoodie

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Dele MAN Signature Raglan Hoodie, £18, boohooMAN.com

What a better gift for the MAN of the family? Whether your dad is a Spurs fan or not, this hoodie designed by footballer Dele Alli is all your father need to stay comfy while watching the match!

 

 

  1. CAMO PYJAMA

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Slim Fit Pyjama Set In Camo, £15, boohooMAN.com

If your dad is a lazy day lover then…take note! Off-duty gets on-trend when it comes on pjs, the season’s most coveted way to get cosy. We are sure this camouflage print pyjama will make him smile!

 

 

  1. DINOSAUR CUFF LINKS

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Dinosaur Cuff Links, £6, boohooMAN.com

Add a little bit of sassiness to your dad’s look with these funny dinosaur-shaped cuff links. An absolute must-have for a cool dad like yours!

 

 

  1. JERSEY ROBE

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Jersey Robe With Piping Detail, £18, boohooMAN.com

Spending years working and raising kids means time-off is well deserved! Impress your dad with this comfortable jersey robe…he will be grateful!

 

 

  1. WEEKEND BAG

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Contrast PU Trim Textile Hold All, £18, boohooMAN.com

If your dad always travels in style, this hold all bag is definitely the perfect gift for him!

 

 

There you go! Even more Father’s Day gift idea for you that are top drawer. There’s a few bits on this list I’ll be helping myself to I reckon.

Let me know your favourite item on the list in the comments 🙂

 

This post was in collaboration with one of my favourite fashion brands, BoohooMAN. 

 

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HMV HAVE YOU COVERED THIS FATHER’S DAY

HMV HAVE YOU COVERED THIS FATHER’S DAY

I remember HMV when I was a kid and you went there purely for the latest music albums.

Nowadays whether it be birthdays, special occasions or even Father’s Day, hint hint, HMV have you covered with a lot more than just music.

They still have a huge range of music to choose from and most importantly for one of our girls now, a great selection of vinyl records! Who’d have thought a few years back we’d be saying vinyls are back in for teenagers?!

I think it’s great though, how many of you reading remember having to wait for your favourite artist to release their album so you could travel into town with your saved up pocket money and buy a physical CD?! I’m all for speed and ease and downloading music is really cool, but it doesn’t give you that same buzz of buying a proper CD. The recent rise in popularity for vinyls is bringing that buzz back.

HMV are so much more than music nowadays. They have high quality tech such as earphones, headphones and speakers, they have games consoles, DVDs and even a load of merch ranging from Marvel and DC to Rick and Morty.

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We’re talking T-Shirts, mugs, key rings, collectibles and all sorts! Have you seen those POP figures? It’s so hard not to jump in and start collecting these, ALL of these!

We’ve been in to HMV recently to pick up gifts for our teenage daughter and Donetta’s 60 odd year old dad! Our 5 year old lad loves the Marvel merch, our other daughter is always after a T-Shirt and I like all the tech, they’ve got every angle covered.

We picked up some headphones for Corben to have in the car from our local HMV, Joker ones, they’re AWESOME. We also have a heat sensitive Breaking Bad mug from there too, it’s blank until you fill it with your hot drink and BOOM the photo appears!

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In case you miss the hint though, there’s only one particular angle you need covering this week, Father’s Day! Is your dad a Rick and Morty fan, grab him a T-Shirt and a DVD, does he already have a record player, sort him out with a new vinyl, or is he in need of a new Bluetooth speaker, there’s a good fair few to choose from.

Let us know what you’re getting your old man this year, I won’t tell! 😃

 

This post is in collaboration with HMV. I’m really happy to have teamed up with a brand that holds many great memories from years gone by 😃

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THE ULTIMATE FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2018 #AD

THE ULTIMATE FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2018 #AD

It’s that time of year again when we’re inundated with gift guides full of beard oils and socks. Well not in this one my friends!

This year I’ve been very selective over which products to feature and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of stuff I have to share with you in this years Father’s Day Gift Guide. All week I’ll be dishing out product reviews and gift ideas for Father’s Day 2018 so keep your eyes peeled. All the product titles are clickable links so click through to have a closer look at any of the products you like 🙂

Let’s get into it!

 

TRUPRINT | PERSONALISED PHOTO BOOK

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What a way to show Dad you love him, by creating a full book of amazing memories for him to treasure forever. Donetta has created a personalised photo book for me filled with photo’s of just Corben and myself and it’s just magical. Some of the photo’s I had forgotten about and the memories came flooding back from across the last amazing 6 years. This is such a great gift and is so personal, perfect for this gift guide.

Truprint also have a campaign running as I type this #SwapSocksForSelfies encouraging us to swap the traditional Father’s Day gift of socks, for something with a personal touch, such as their photo books. I like socks, but I love this book a whole lot more!

 

I JUST LOVE IT | PERSONALISED DADDY AND ME ORIGINAL WHITE T-SHIRTS

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Yes, yes and yes again! The Original (Myself) and The Remix (Corben) T-Shirts have gone down brilliantly on my Instagram just as expected. We love them, matching fashion is such a popular trend lately and isn’t going anywhere fast. Our T-Shirts also arrived in a personalised mini-tote type bag with a message from Corben to me, you can have it saying something that means something to your dad.

 

TREASURED MOMENTS CANVASES | PERSONALISED CANVAS PRINTS

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DISCLAIMER This is my Dad’s business so take my word for what it’s worth, but his personalised canvas prints are immaculate. Go check out the reviews on the Facebook Page by clicking the title above and see what others think.

My old man is a perfectionist and it shows with his products. Personalised canvas prints, handmade and ready to hang on your wall. We’ve got a fair few around our home as have almost everyone we know locally! Family portraits, favourite sports heroes, baby photo, wedding pictures and much more, brought to life on canvas to hang in your home to share and cherish every day.

 

HP SPROCKET

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Something I think all of you will agree we don’t do enough, print actual photo’s! The HP Sprocket allows you to print photo’s directly from your phone. This is awesome and will get used loads in our house. We take thousands of photo’s and it would be nice to get a few of our favourites printed into physical photographs.

I love that home decor trend to where you have photo’s hanging on some string with a few little fairy lights across your wall, you know what I mean, it looks cool doesn’t it. We will be joining the trend now we have our HP Sprocket.

 

Braun | Multi Grooming Kit MGK3060 8-in-1

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This thing is serious business. I’ve been using this to keep on top of my Dad-Beard for the last couple of weeks and it’s excellent. As the title suggests it’s also multi-functional and you can do all sorts with it. Keep your beard shaped, give it a trim, take it all off and you can even use it to trim your head! I now have no excuse for not having a Dad-Beard that’s looking sharp.

 

NEXT BASE 312GW DASH CAM

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If your dad drives half as much as I do then he’d definitely appreciate one of these dash cams. I’ve wanted one for a while now and this 312gw from Next Base has loads of features. It records in 1080p 30fps, has an ultra clear 2.7″ LED display, supports micro-sd cards up to 128gb and most importantly connects to your Android or IOS phone so you can manage all of your footage and more!

It’s a great gift for Dad’s Taxi 🙂

 

For those Dads that like a little drink…

If you’re looking to go down the alcoholic beverage route this year for your dad, then check out these next couple of products, tried and tested by myself and my own dad!

 

FIND ME A GIFT | LAGER MAKING KIT

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Let dad have a crack at making his own lager with this lager making kit. It’s easy to use and comes with 2 pint glasses and beer mats! You can have a pint of homemade lager with your old boy this year.

FIND ME A GIFT also have some other awesome products on their website. As many of you will know, Corben and I LOVE Batman and Corben requested we get these for ‘Father’s Day’ too. We all know some gifts are just an excuse to get something that benefits us too, I don’t mind that 🙂

WELCOME TO THE BATCAVE DOOR MAT

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BATMAN ECLISPE LIGHT

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BEST OF BRITISH BEER | THE DADDY OF ALL BEERS

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My dad sunk this one and was really pleased with it. I loved the bottle, it’s 2ltrs, that’s almost 4 pints and you can refill it with whatever you like and keep reusing it. The beer it comes with is an award winning pale, golden ale brewed in Staffordshire.

 

BEER HAWK | CHEERS DAD BEER BOX

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This one is for the Father-in-law and he also loves a good beer. Featuring five amazing beers, a packet of classic crunchy nuts and a Dad’s Beer glass, it’s the best way to say ‘Cheers Dad!’ on June 17th. Order by 12pm for next working day delivery.

So what’s in the box? Here’s the complete run down:

1 x Victory Headwater Pale Ale- Pale Ale

1 x Goose Island IPA- IPA

1 x Hoegaarden- Belgian Wit

1 x Roosters Yankee- Pale Ale

1 x Magic Rock Dancing Bear- Lager

1 x Bier Nuts

1 x ‘Dad’s Beer’ Glass

 

Now here’s some extra cool stuff that I’ve loved using over the last couple of weeks…

 

GIFT GIVING ALL WRAPPED UP | BLACK AND COPPER GLOBE

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I’ve wanted a globe for AGES and this one just looks stunning. We’ve all had a load of fun searching the globe for different places, it’s such an interesting pastime for us. We love researching different places and not only is this an elegant awesome gift that looks stunning in our office, it’s also massively educational for Corben who enjoys learning about different countries and where they are.

 

SPECK PRODUCTS | WORLD CUP CASES

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Who are you supporting in the World Cup? I’m obviously England through and through and Speck have sorted me out with an England case for my phone. The design is obviously awesome but the quality is genuinely excellent. Grab yourself your nations case ASAP ready for the World Cup!

 

GET ROCKET BOOK | ROCKET BOOK WAVE

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Only the one thing to say about this, it was enough for me to want one IMMEDIATELY… A notebook that you put in the microwave and it clears the pages so you can start filling it up again! I know, amazing aye.

Click the link for all the details, this will be an awesome gift for those dads constantly filling up notebooks like me!

 

ZIPPO | WALLET/CREDIT CARD HOLDER

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Despite dads never having any money, we do still like to carry around many bank cards. The Zippo wallet’s provide genuine quality  and dad won’t have to worry about how many times he’s taking his wallet in and out of his pocket, lucky for you! 🙂

 

AND that’s that for my Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018. Some absolute quality gifts, from personal touches, to beer drinking and practical gifts. Something for all types of dads.

Keep your eye out for even more content coming your way all week relating to Father’s Day, including even MORE awesome products and ideas for your dad this Father’s Day.

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DISCLAIMER*  I have been sent products to test in return for inclusion in this years gift guide. I have only included my genuine recomendations and honest opinions.

 

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WORLD CUP 2018 | WHAT TO WEAR WITH TERRACES MENSWEAR #AD

WORLD CUP 2018 | WHAT TO WEAR WITH TERRACES MENSWEAR #AD

Have you not got the latest England shirt, or like me have you dusted off an old one ready for the World Cup and realised you’re not quite the same shape as you were 4 years ago?

Maybe you’re not a football shirt wearer and when you’re off down to the local or into town to watch the game you prefer to cut it a little smarter.

I’ve teamed up with Terraces Menswear to give you an alternative in fashion for the World Cup 2018.

 

 

World Cup What To Wear

 

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BRANDING MY PHONE WITH MYPERSONALISEDCASE.CO.UK #AD

BRANDING MY PHONE WITH MYPERSONALISEDCASE.CO.UK #AD

Things in the DAVID AND DONETTA world have been moving pretty quickly recently and we’ve taken an opportunity to market our joint brand even further.

Branding and marketing are massively important for anyone trying to build a presence online. Bloggers, Vloggers, Podcaster, Brands, Businesses and anyone else that requires attention online need to use branding to stand out.

Our blog and YouTube channel is no different. We’re creating content in a bid to entertain, motivate and/or help other people, but other people won’t know who or what we’re doing if we don’t continuously look for new and creative ways to market our brand.

We spoke with My Personalised Case and they said ‘Why don’t you make your own phone case‘.

I replied ‘YES!’

One thing we use everywhere we go is our phones. They’re in and out of our pockets and constantly a topic of conversation in our world as they’re something we love to talk about. Slapping on a personalised phone case that screams DAVID AND DONETTA | MARRIED AND WINGING IT is the perfect idea.

So that’s what we’ve done.

 

 

We’ve gone for a silicone case and it’s great. My Personalised Case do though have an array of different materials and selections you can use when you’re creating your own personalised phone cases.

They’re a great way to promote yourself whilst out and about and also they can spark up a conversation around your blog/YouTube channel too.

Now, this was the route we went down but you can have your favourite family photo or superhero instead if you like. Actually, any photo you’d like, it’s personalised so do whatever you want!

How Does It Work?

It’s so easy to create your own personalised phone case. Head over to the website, find your device and then select the case design and material you’d like.

Once you’ve done that you’re ready to design. You can choose colours, text, upload a photo, pick a layout and use some of the built in effects available.

Get creative and make your shiny new phone case stand out!

Delivery was quick and the product didn’t disappoint. Our silicone case was lightweight and thin but still with enough about it to protect my phone from minor drops and scrapes. You can choose hard back cases dependant on how often you throw your phone around like Donetta and our girls seem to. For me though, the lightweight silicone material is more than sufficient.

If you’re looking to brand your devices, personalise your phone or even design a surprise case for a relative (Father’s Day HINT HINT) then head over to mypersonalisedcase.co.uk to get yours 🙂

 

 

This post was created in collaboration with My Personalised Case. As always we don’t mess around at DadvWorld.com, honest reviews only.

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POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES TO THE DAILY GRIND

POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES TO THE DAILY GRIND

You wake up in the morning and reach out to switch off your annoying alarm. Then with one eye open you automatically check Facebook updates and posts.

Moving on to Twitter, WhatsApp, messages and whatever other media platform you have on your Smartphone.

After taking a daily supplement (click here for choices) and getting your coffee fix, you drag yourself off to work. You’re stuck in traffic amidst all the other commuters doing the same thing. An impatient driver decides to bypass all in the yellow lane to get to his destination quicker. Whilst you’re fuming at that, someone takes the gap in front of you. What does it help to hold down on your horn?! You turn on the radio to hear the latest news.

You finally get into the office. If you’re lucky enough to have one, your secretary hands you your messages. You get to your desk, open your computer and check for emails. The daily grind begins as you attend to these. At the end of the day, you look back and wonder what’s happened, how time was stolen from you and how you achieved nothing.

Here are a few tips we have gathered in order to make your daily grind more productive:

Get A Good Start In The Morning

Wake up earlier. Make tea or coffee for the family. Don’t let your cell phone and social media be the first thing you look at. Greet your spouse and kids. Let them know that they are the most important people in your life. Enjoy your coffee together before you all run off in different directions.

Beat The Traffic

Having woken up earlier, you can get on the road in advance of the traffic.  This will save your fuel consumption, your aggression levels and your blood pressure. You will also arrive at the office in control and ready to tackle the challenges before you.

First Things First

Don’t attend to the myriad of emails that await you.  These steal your time and your energy. Set time aside to take stock and plan your day. Look at your diary, consider meetings, project deadlines, critical paths and functions that need to be fulfilled. Prioritize these. Prioritize your emails. Once you have a game plan, then implement it. If you haven’t planned your day, other people will fill it with their priorities.

Watch Your Input Sources

Don’t watch or listen to the news. Inevitably there is bad news.  Whether its politics; murder; tax; inflation or fuel hikes, the news is generally negative. To make matters worse, you probably return to the news every half hour, in case you’ve missed anything, only to hear the same news repeated.  No wonder the day is as bad as it is. I’m not saying be like an ostrich with its head in the sand. Rather, listen to uplifting music or an audiobook. What about positive affirmation, an encouraging sermon or a motivational podcast?

The 3 Essentials

Get into the habit of daily exercise, to the point where your body says it’s time for your endorphin boost to activate body and mind. This should be at least 3 times a week, or more if you can. Going for a jog or walk in the sun at lunchtime, even better.  Ensure you get enough sleep and rest so that you can take on any challenges with a clear and sharp mind. Establish good eating habits, with a healthy breakfast, suitable lunch and dinner and a boost of multivitamins. Be sure to drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. In fact, try to match each cup of coffee or tea with a glass of water.

Setting Goals

At the start of your day, or during the course of the day when things start to get overwhelming, take time to reflect on past achievements, successes and victories. Don’t focus on failures. Set yourself achievable goals, so that you can mark off your to-do list or add to your accomplishments.

Face each day with a sense of peace. Maintaining a positive state of mind will keep you motivated, fruitful and productive. Being on top of your game enables you to keep your sense of humor too. The ability to laugh makes you attractive and people want to be around you, in other words, whatever verve you give off, you attract.

So put a smile on your dial, a song on your lips, a skip in your step, have an encouraging word to give and you’re good to go.

In the face of adversity, consider Monty Python’s comedy song: “Always look on the bright side of life!”

 

This post was sourced for dadvworld.com I’m always looking for actionable tips to enhance positivity and this post fits the bill perfectly.

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