What It’s Like Living with Ulcerative Colitis (and Why I Quit My Super Strict Diet)

Most people haven’t heard of ulcerative colitis. It’s an IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) similar to Crohn’s and I have it. It’s the reason I ate nothing but meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese and butter for five months. When told ulcerative colitis is an IBD, people sometimes say, ‘Oh yeah! I have IBS. It’s awful.’ But it’s not the same thing. ‘Irritable’ and ‘inflammatory’ are different. ‘Syndrome’ and ‘disease’ are different. Ulcerative […]

What I Learned from Working Out Three Times a Week

Back in September I stopped exercising. It wasn’t accidental or out of laziness. It was intentional. Froze my gym membership and everything. I’d decided I was not going to do any exercise for the next few months. Weird, right? Who actively decides that? But I needed a break from it. Not because I’d been going at it particularly hard. On the contrary, my workout efforts throughout the year had been […]

What I Learned from Overhauling My Diet Overnight

You may remember waaaaay back in November I shared that my latest 28-day experiment was to cut back to eating just 300 cals of sweet treats per day, after my food-logging experiment revealed my horrific tendency to eat tons of sugar and processed crap every single day. I also stated that I was not going to try to cut out sweets altogether, since I didn’t believe in giving anything up […]

My Latest 28-Day Experiment: Tracking My Food

It’s been a while since I talked about the 28-day experiments I started conducting earlier this year. The last time was back at the beginning of July, right before my trip to America. So – have I done any more experiments since I got home months ago? YES! Well, I’ve done one. And I’m still doing it, in fact. A couple of nights ago, at around 2am, I woke up […]

How to Improve Your Life and Business by Conducting 28-Day Experiments

Something I started doing a few months ago is 28-day experiments. I’ve found they’re an excellent way to make gradual changes to my work and lifestyle without too much pressure. I’m the kind of person who rebels against rules and is absolutely horrified at the thought of any sort of restriction placed on me, so saying I’m going to commit to doing something ‘forever’ – the way we often do […]

What I Learned from My 28-Day Exercise Challenge (Plus a New Challenge!)

So, four weeks ago I decided to embark on a challenge: to exercise every morning except on Sundays. I’d alternate between plyometric training on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and strength training on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For a long time I’ve been obsessed with crafting the perfect morning routine, but have been getting increasingly frustrated with myself for not being able to decide the ‘best’ morning routine, and so not […]

28-Day Challenge: Exercise Every Morning

At the start of this year, I stated that one of my goals was to be more productive over the next 12 months. Well, I got off to a pretty shocking start owing to the various disasters and shitstorms that graced my life for the first two months of 2015, not helped by the fact that my office was a cramped desk in a hallway for a few weeks. But […]

Why Your Business Will Fail If You Don’t Look After Your Health

As you read this, I’m getting sliced and diced on the operating table. (Unless, you know, you’re not reading it the instant it was published. Whatever.) Having this surgery means I won’t be able to fly to the US for the World Domination Summit this year, as I intended. If I do, I could get a blood clot and die on the plane. I’ve written before about how WDS literally […]

Boost Your Productivity: How to Get Enough Sleep

If you’re just starting your own business – no, scratch that. If you’re any sort of business owner – whether you’re just starting out, in your first couple of years, or have been doing it for going on twenty years – you’re probably not getting enough sleep. THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO. SLEEPING WASTES PRECIOUS TIME. Well, I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get enough sleep, I’m […]

Why You Should Start Your Own Freelance Writing Business

Sure, running your own business can be super stressful. What if you can’t find any clients? What if nobody will pay you what you’re worth? What if you’re not motivated enough to do any work? What if you hate it? How do you pay taxes? How do you send invoices? What if everyone thinks you’re shit? Plenty of stuff to put you off running a business, for sure. Most people […]