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
I decided to take up the challenge of reading 1 book a week for 10 weeks. Some were good, some were bad, some I loved and the others, I stopped reading half way, because, life is too short to finish a book you don’t like (Don’t agree? Tell us why in the comments below!).
I am not an avid reader. I would only read 1 or 2 books a year. For me, it was important to have a take away from each book that I read. I’d rather watch movies than read fiction books. So I decided to take up this challenge because, a) I had a lot of time to spare b) I wanted to get into the habit of reading c) Oprah said “Reading is the strongest signal for success” and I like Oprah.
In this article, I will be talking about five books that I thought were incredible. These books are extremely easy to read, kept me hooked throughout and there was so much that I learntcontinue 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!
Most of us want to be good at what we do. We want to perform well. It could be for our own satisfaction or because we love our jobs and want to make a mark for ourselves in our professions.
Sometimes being diligent and working on your day to day tasks may not give you the satisfaction you desire from the job. There are other ways you can improve your performance and excel at your job!
Here are four ways to perform well at work if you are new to corporate:Continue reading “4 ways to perform well at work if you are new to corporate”
Journaling can be an easy process if you know where to start. From Marco Polo to Bridget Jones – they’ve all done it!
A journal is essentially a written record of your thoughts, feelings, experiences and observations. There are many types of journals out there. This post focuses on the classic freeform style of journaling. This is one of the easiest and most popular types of journaling, where you write an entry for a few pages or for a specified amount of time (could be five minutes or twenty minutes- you decide). The idea is to write whatever is on your mind, in a free flowing manner.CONTINUE READING
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