The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now – Chinese Proverb

Hi, I’m Bealers.

I use this space to practice my writing. This is generally focused on the things I’m most interested in at that time. During 2015/16 this was mostly productivity, self-improvement, stress reduction, or my favourite productivity tool, OneNote, though more recently I’ve not been writing as I’ve chosen to work on other projects.

Below I’ve collated some of my more popular (recent-ish) posts grouped into sections for convenience. I also provide some background information on my more recent journey at the end.

Feeling overwhelmed?

Mental health, positive thinking and mindfulness

All subjects very close to my heart.

You might want to consider learning how to:

Good diet & healthy living

News just in: a good diet & some sort of exercise regime is hugely important.

Productivity systems

To keep sane I use my own A.D.D. friendly OneNote based system which incorporates parts of popular systems like GTD, ZTDPomodoro as well as aspects of many more obscure ones. Here I’ve detailed parts of this home-spun system:

Doing means working

We all know this, but it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.

My story

If you are still reading and I’ve not put you off then here is some context:

There is also

Before and after

Circa April 2014

Spring 2014

April 2016

Spring 2016

2014: me presenting at The Business of Web Design roadshow. Pot belly-tastic!

2016: 2 years on, running past Buckingham Palace to finish the London Marathon (10 months after starting Couch25K). I’m well over 2 stone lighter and have gone from 36″ to 30″ waist.


I hope some of that was useful.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via Twitter. I’m @bealers. There is also a private mailing list so you can stay up to date with ease, fill in the form below to get started.