Good sleeping posture is essential for protecting your back

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Everyone understands the significance of good posture. However, good posture does not only apply to sitting and standing. While you sleep, your back’s muscles and ligaments relax and heal. Good sleeping posture is essential for protecting your back.

Here are some sleep-improvement tips:

Choosing a mattress

There has been little scientific research on…

How lockdown in the UK has helped me to become more positive

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Tuesday 17 March 2020. During a team meeting our CEO announces that there has been a number of reported COVID cases in their London Office. …

Why I think the new Toolbar to match Big Sur is a big step backward

On November 17th, Sketch released Sketch 70 Beta. Alongside regular fixes and improvements that land with each major release of Sketch, the fundamental change was the Visual User Interface.

Toolbar Icons in Sketch Beta 70
Toolbar Icons in Sketch Beta 70

Sketch promoted this as a “UI redesign that fits right in with the new macOS Big Sur design language.” While I…

How to eat more of the plant-based foods you like and even those you dislike

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A plant-based meal plan, to be successful, should contain a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts and seeds in order to provide you with a plethora of micro and macro nutrients. However, it should also contain a majority of fruits and vegetables that you actually enjoy eating.


How a calm mind, an energised body and a happy heart helps you experience life to the fullest

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Life is one big experience. Whether you’re someone who lives life to the full or someone who enjoys the smaller things in life, these experiences can be amplified when your mind is clear, your body is energised, and your heart is filled full of happiness.

However, life isn’t always easy…

How I organise a high number of client design files which all share one central UI Library

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Organising Sketch files

Over recent years, Sketch’s popularity and capability has grown, especially as almost each major release has brought with it the enhanced ability to power multiple interfaces by a central library of symbols. …

How minimising my mobile made my mobile more valuable than ever before

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Being someone in my mid-30’s I lived in a world before mobile phones dominated the mainstream consumer. I remember what it was like to be bored. I remember having faith in friends to remember an arranged rendezvous. And I remember a world without Google, Facebook. Instagram and Twitter.

Being someone…

How a chapter from ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ changed my approach to all design problem solving.

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In the field of design, whether this be physical design such as industrial or digital design such as UI/UX, problems exist and without the act of writing down our personal observations and potential causes of these problems, we can easily get lost in our thought process of solution.

We’re afforded…

I now have a lot less waste and a lot more time

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Having adopted a minimalist lifestyle for more than eighteen months now, meaningful shifts in my life have become easier to identify. Minimalism is analogous to a diet at first. Positive changes are noticed almost immediately but unlike many popular diets, minimalism is a tool that offers long-term sustainable health benefits…

Simple organisation methods that helped me take control of my email

My inbox at 7:20am Sunday 16th Feb 2020

Having read many articles on the benefits of having a zero inbox, I wanted to explore this for myself. My primary goals were to:

  • Reduce email noise
  • Improve email organisation
  • Act deliberately with each new email
  • Remove subscription email that do not add value

So, this is how I set…

Paul Wallas

UI & UX Designer. Passionate about design, health & fitness and wellbeing.

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