Ever feel like there’s so much work piling up from all directions that you don’t know where to start? We’ve all been there. Work, relationships, expectations and disappointments can make one feel constantly overwhelmed, and overcome with this feeling of cognitive fatigue, as it becomes more and more difficult to handle your tasks or commitments. Luckily, there are ways to manage these feelings.Continue reading “4 ways to manage feeling overwhelmed”
We have all made many changes to our routines in the past few months. One of the biggest changes for many employees, has been working from home. Work from home (WFH) has induced most of us to find new ways to be productive and improve our performance.
As work from home became the new normal for many, so did the concept of an at-home work station.A simple google search will tell you that setting up a work station or designated space to WFH, can do wonders to your performance. But did you know that in addition to this, bringing plants into your WFH space can further improve your performance?CONTINUE READING
What do you do in the first one hour after waking up?
Author and leadership coach, Robin Sharma, argues that what you do in the first one hour of the day is extremely crucial. He writes that:
“The way you start your day powerfully
shapes how productively you live it.”
He proposes the 20/20/20 formula to help you optimise your mornings, and to help you achieve superhuman productivity!
I recently made a visit to the stationery shop JUST TO purchase some post-it notes because I had run out of them . I wondered if it was really a necessity because it required me to get dressed and make the effort of walking all the way to the stationary shop, just to get post its. But how or why did post-it notes get that famous that we almost can’t even think of performing certain activities without them?Continue reading
How much time do you spend on your phone everyday? Research suggests that an average person spends about 3 hours and 15 minutes on their smartphones everyday. Thats’s almost 4 days a month and 48 days a year! Add the time spent on your laptop and television, and I’m sure the number will leave you baffled!CONTINUE READING
Is it easy to make friends at work? Probably not. Should we make an attempt to? Yes. Most people go by the saying ‘I did not take the job to make friends’. But, research says, those who make friends at work or get close to their co-workers, are happier, more collaborative and produce high quality of work.CONTINUE READING
The world consumes over 2.25 billion cups of coffee everyday. It’s the second most legally traded commodity in the world, only after crude oil. This magic beverage has found its way into the routines of millions of people, and helps them push through their busiest of days. But why do people suddenly find themselves more capable of pushing through tasks upon having that morning cup of coffee? Does coffee really make one more productive?CONTINUE READING
I do not know why, but I have always felt this pressure to read self help books. The problem is that I am not too fond of such books. (a) I do not like how preachy they are and (b) I just cannot get myself to finish the book, and can barely remember the little that I have read. This was until I came across Lilly Singh’s “How to be a Bawse : A guide to conquering life”.CONTINUE READING
I started my bullet journal journey about two years ago, at a time in law school where I was overwhelmed with assignments, co- curriculars and managing my everyday activities. I had tried some standard journals before, and though they weren’t effective, I used to purchase one every year to keep up with my new year resolution of being more productive. While I was looking for journals on Amazon, I came across this book called “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll. Upon further research, I thought that a bullet journal might be a fun activity to start – and so I began my bullet journal journey.CONTINUE READING
What is Kanban? Kanban literally means signboard in Japanese. It is a simple method used by large organizations to manage complex processes. It is a way of working in which you break down large pieces of work into smaller chunks and have clarity of what to produce, when to produce and how much to produce. All this is done by visualizing the work by creating a Kanban board.
This article explains how you can use the Kanban system to achieve your daily goals.CONTINUE READING