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The Podcast That Helps You Create Little Habits, For a Big Life. Formerly known as Straight & Curly / Poductivity.

Presented by Carly Jacobs

Very Excellent Habits Carly Jacobs

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 273 Ratings

The Podcast That Helps You Create Little Habits, For a Big Life. Formerly known as Straight & Curly / Poductivity.

Presented by Carly Jacobs

    The One Question That Will Save Your Sanity These Holidays

    The One Question That Will Save Your Sanity These Holidays

    This week’s episode randomly came from an episode New Amsterdam. Season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy is coming out waaaaay too slowly for my liking so I needed a new medical drama and honestly it’s not bad. There’s psychologist character who asked one of his patients ‘Is that a feeling or is fact?’ when she mid-spiral and it reminded me that I researched this whole thing ages ago and never actually did an episode on it. 

    This is the last episode of the year and I thought it was a great concept to end on. 

    Feelings are important and so are emotions. They give us information and make us do things - take action but no matter how big and important they are, they aren’t facts. 

    This episode is about the one question you can ask yourself to keep yourself sane these holidays.

    This is the last episode of the season/year. Thank you so much for sticking with me - it means more than you could know. 

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    • 10 min
    21 Very Excellent Recommendations

    21 Very Excellent Recommendations

    This episode inspiration comes from an old friend who listens to the show and asked for me more recommendations. So I’ve roped in Chrissy from Hair Romance and this episode we’re going to talk about our favourite things. 

    In this episode we talk about everything we're reading, watching, eating and wearing right now. 

    Here are som useful links. 

    Newsletter - https://carlyjacobs.activehosted.com/f/69

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/veryexcellenthabits

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/veryexcellenthabits

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    • 45 min
    Sleep

    Sleep

    This week’s episode inspiration comes from my mate Chrissie from Hair Romance. She wanted me to do another episode on sleep and it’s been a while so I thought I would do a deep dive into sleep today. This episode will be less about sleep fixes (because we do actually know what we need to do - put our damn phones down!) but more about WHY we need to do these things. 

    Warning - this episode is a bit scary and might make you freak out about your sleep habits. Be warned. 

    Here are some useful links. 

    Newsletter - https://carlyjacobs.activehosted.com/f/69

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/veryexcellenthabits

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/veryexcellenthabits

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    • 17 min
    S02E41 The No List

    S02E41 The No List

    This episode is a listener request episode from Steph who wanted to know what was on my No List. 

    The original idea of the No List came from @wainwrightholly @miafreedman and @jessiestephens90 of Mamamia who wrote their own lists a couple of years back.

    I’ve heard lots of other prominent women in the media come with their own No Lists. Yumi Steines includes not doing anything for Christmas. As in nothing. She won’t so much as buy a box of Christmas crackers. 

    So in the interest of inspiring other people to create their No Lists, here is mine. 

    Here some useful links!

    Weekly newsletter sign up - https://carlyjacobs.activehosted.com/f/69

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    • 13 min
    Whipping Your Digital Admin Into Shape with Dinah Rowe-Roberts

    Whipping Your Digital Admin Into Shape with Dinah Rowe-Roberts

    Okay so I had to get an expert in here because I’m actually not that amazing at digital admin. I have high functioning anxiety which means that my brain never lets me forget a single thing. I still write things down in my calendar app but I’m never shocked when I see a reminder in there because it’s likely I’ve been worrying about it  at 3am.

    For everyone else who isn’t totally highly strung I have Dinah Rowe-Roberts from Life Admin Life Hacks. I was featured on her and Mia’s podcast a few months ago and now I’ve invited her here to have a chat about all things digital admin. 

    This week's bonus is a list of Very Excellent Productivity apps. You can get that by becoming a Patreon. 

    If you want more you can follow me on Instagram @veryexcellenthabits and sign up for my newsletter here. 

    You can join the Facebook group here. 

    Have a rad day. 

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    • 34 min
    Minimalism with Kids - False News?

    Minimalism with Kids - False News?

    This episode is listener Laura who asked me to expand on my minimalism, particularly when it comes to kids. I have one kid and she’s nearly three (that's just for context) but we've successfully lived a relatively minimalist life with her so far.

    This episode covers;
    Toys
    Clothes
    Babies
    Toddlers
    Essentials
    Other bits and pieces like hats and water bottles

    I've included a little bit about Montessori (we're not hardcore into that philosophy we just like a lot of the methodologies and that kind of adds to our brand of minimalism), some behavioural methods we follow and my ultimate question. 'Is the result of allowing this annoying or dangerous?' and how the answer will dictate whether or not I will go to battle with my kid over it. 

    This week's bonus is a video tour of our kid's stuff with a resource list - both of those are available to Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/veryexcellenthabits

    Instagram - @veryexcellenthabits 

    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/veryexcellenthabits

    Newsletter - https://carlyjacobs.activehosted.com/f/69

    Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/veryexcellenthabits

     

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

TarenH_89 ,

A Very Excellent Podcast!

Love Carlys presentation style and witty sense of humour. Her content is relevant, helpful and presented in a light hearted and entertaining way! I’ve implemented so much of what Carly has talked about. 😄😄

australian doctor gal ,

love it!

love how this podcast is succinct and no nonsense, just good advice and tips from cover to cover.

Waverney ,

Fresh and original

Thank you Carly! Your podcast is fresh, original and covers great topics. Perfect to listen to while I’m out walking, it’s like having a conversation with a friend. Ive been a listener since early on in Straight and Curly days, keep up the great content!

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