Valerie Khoo

CEO. AUTHOR. CREATIVE EXPLORER.

This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo, CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’ and co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is also a mentor, keynote speaker and tech-junkie. She is passionate about exploring worlds of creativity and business. READ MORE

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15 Comments

  1. Lisa

    Thanks Valerie – this sounds like a great routine! I will give it a go.

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Let me know how you go 🙂

  2. Kelly Exeter

    My weekend ritual is my Sunday night ‘hour of power’. I tackle my inbox and get it all organised for the week ahead so I can hit the ground running come Monday 🙂

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Love that: “hour of power”!

  3. Louisa Peterson

    Thanks for the great tips!

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Hope you enjoy doing them – I guarantee you’ll be more Zen 🙂

  4. Robinoz

    You’ve formalised what I feel most of us do, perhaps at different times or to a different extent. Because I don’t “go” to work anymore, I’m at home at least part of most days, the weekend has not the significance it once had (I can do things any day) and I find I do the things you mention as the mood strikes. The result is similar although not so methodical. Thanks for a good read and the opportunity to review.

    1. Valerie Khoo

      I used to do it as the mood struck me too. But then I found it rarely struck me! This way I’ve allocated a dedicated time to it – and it finally gets done. I had to give myself a system for it a work.

      1. Robinoz

        I know what you mean, slippage often occurs without a dedicated time.

  5. John

    I keep my gmail inbox to under 10 emails as much as I can and I throw out a bag of clothes every few months if I haven’t worn them. I have also unsubscribed from a lot of online emails and newsletters.

    Great post.

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Thanks John. Under 10 emails is admirable. I get excited when I’m under 40!

  6. allconsuming

    I love this. My mind is a complete mess at the moment and some of these strategies may/will really help.

    1. Valerie Khoo

      It’s all about the Zen, Kimba!

  7. RachelsList

    Fantastic post Valerie. I try to do a similar home office purge on Sunday afternoons – tidy desk, clear inbox to as close to zero as I can, update to-do list with the week’s tasks. It’s the single best thing for hitting Monday calm instead of completely frazzled. Love some of your other ideas though; I really need to look at how many useless newsletters I subscribe to 🙂

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Yep I did a big newsletter purge on the weekend. Felt great!

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