5 tips to help you relax after work

Whether you love what you do or hate getting out of bed every morning to go to work, at the end of the day you are bound to have some carryover stress from the workday. Sometimes, it can be difficult to properly decompress at the end of the day, so you don’t completely relax at the end of the day, but rather fall asleep exhausted and continue the next day with the previous day’s stress. However, there are some tips that can help you relax after work, leaving you properly refreshed to tackle the new day. Take a long shower A shower cleans your body, leaving you feeling fresher that you felt at the end of the day. This also gives you a different smell from what you were used to all day. Throw on a ...

9 smart home devices that (you probably can’t afford, but) are nice to have

Smart home devices are becoming increasingly commonplace. They are here to make our lives easier, but let’s not kid ourselves, electronics have become ridiculously expensive. This hasn’t stopped manufacturers from coming up with more of these incredible devices. We know there’s a recession, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in some wishful thinking. Here are some really cool smart home devices to make you go above budget :)  1. Amazon Echo/ Google Home Two of the best smart speakers available on market at the moment. It is quite difficult to separate this two because the have eerily similar features. They both respond to your voice commands, play music (streaming from Tunein,  Youtube, Spotify, Pandora and more)  and control your smart home. Google Home is priced at $130, while ...

5 steps to consistently come up with creative ideas

Coming up with creative ideas is never easy. However, if you want to keep innovating and creating better services and products, it is what you must do. Tapping into your creative genius requires practice and perseverance. James Webb Young in his book A Technique for Producing Ideas presents a five-step guide that should make the creative process easier to recreate. The process goes as thus: 1. Gather material This involves not just focusing on the creative area you are interested in, but also other areas for the sake of curiosity. According to Young “ Every really good creative person…whom I have ever known has always had two noticeable characteristics. First, there was no subject under the sun in which he could not easily get interested... Every facet of life had a ...

4 things you didn’t realise about office romance

Tis’ the season to be romantic, you know what we mean, it’s Valentine’s day and we have been swamped with a deluge of displays of romantic affection. Businesses too have been quick to jump on the opportunity to make more money, which is perfectly fine by us, after all, the Fiscal Times estimates that about 19.7 billion dollars was spent on Valentine’s day gifts in 2015, who wouldn’t want a piece of that pie? What we are more concerned about today is office romance and what it could mean for you as a business owner or an employee We understand that office romance can sometimes inevitable, people with similar interests spending a lot of time together, sparks are bound to fly. Here are some things you didn’t realise ...

How to unclutter your home/office for maximum productivity

It is often difficult to be productive in the midst of clutter, not being able to find important documents or just being unable see what the top of your desk looks like can add to whatever workplace stress you are already feeling. Then again, it seems inevitable to have a buildup of clutter the longer you use an office or stay in a house. However, you don’t have to let yourself be overwhelmed with the clutter around you, get rid of that clutter and increase your productivity. Here is how to go about it. Start small We are creatures of habit, sudden, drastic change can often be difficult to make. To start uncluttering your office or home, it is better to set small goals. Start with a small space then move to ...

How to beat procrastination for good

You often hear someone say ‘the best way to beat procrastination is to stop procrastinating’ however, it is never that easy. Procrastination has stopped many people from achieving set goals simply because they refuse to take decisive action. In this wonderfully insightful article, James Clear of jamesclear.com takes us through an effective strategy to beat procrastination for good. By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text. Hugo’s publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and ...