4 ways to manage feeling overwhelmed

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.

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4 Business podcasts to listen to on Spotify

Podcasting started around 2013 and has grown immensely over the past 15 years. Many rely on podcasts because they are not avid readers of books, the news etc. They even say, podcasts need to be added to one’s content marketing strategy because it is growing at a very fast pace and people enjoy listening to podcasts.

It is an easy way to consume information, a great alternative to videos and highly engaging.

Being well informed about the industry that you work in or just informed about business in general is very important when you are trying to grow in your field. Reading tech, business or financial information online can get overwhelming at times because of the very many jargons used and the abundance of information that you find on the internet. What to read and what to discard gets confusing. As mentioned earlier, podcasts can be a great alternative not only to videos but also to books or news articles!

Here is a list of 4 podcasts that you can listen to on Spotify for free if you are looking to grow in you corporate job:

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How plants can help improve your PERFORMANCE as you WFH

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?

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Does coffee increase productivity?

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?

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4 ways to stay connected with your co-workers as you self-quarantine

You make some breakfast, drink your coffee, get dressed and head to work. You get there, meet your friends, login, have another cup of coffee and begin work. Then you catch up with some of your colleagues, have lunch, update them on what’s going on professionally (or personally), get on some virtual but mostly in-person meetings, finish the work left to do and finally head home. 

Missing your daily routine? Me too. As the virus continues to spread, most companies have declared work from home and everything that I said previously is just a fond memory. Most of us are working from home for the first time (for this long) and it is hard to keep up. It maybe really difficult to actually stay connected with people you’re not working with, but want to.

So here are 4 ways you can stay connected with your co-workers.

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4 Things I Wish I Knew Before starting Law School

A few years ago, I happened to sit in the wrong classroom. The instructor was teaching a module on negligence, and I was fascinated! What did I do next? I decided to study law! Little did I know what I was getting myself into. Don’t get me wrong, studying law was the best decision I’ve ever made. However, there are some things I wish I knew before starting law school.

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Women and the Workplace: Are workplaces cut out for women?

I recently watched a movie called “Down With Love” – a 2003 rom-com set in the 1960s, in New York City. What stuck with me after watching the movie, was a dialogue by Vikki Hiller (played by Sarah Paulson):

This got me thinking… is it actually true that workplaces aren’t made for women? Are women merely accommodated in the workplace even in the 21st Century?

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Book review: ‘How to be a Bawse’ by Lilly Singh

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”.

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