Friday, June 27, 2014

Work Smarter

1. Take more breaks: Respecting our natural attention spans.On average, our brains are only able to focus for 90 minutes and need at least 20 minutes rest thereafter. Another way to implement breaks--especially when you’re busy--is to work in small bursts. Just set a timer for 25 minutes, and when it goes off, take a short break.

2. Take naps: One of the most efficient ways to boost your brain function. Research has shown that naps lead to improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking and memory performance. In particular, napping benefits the learning process, helping us take in and retain information better. So when should you be taking a nap? Well, if you pay attention to your body’s natural circadian rhythm, you’ll probably find that you have a dip in energy levels in the early afternoon. Our bodies are made to sleep for a long period overnight and a shorter stint during the day, which is why our energy levels drop and we felt sluggish or sleepy in the afternoon. Even if you don’t have a nap, this is a good time to listen to your body and have a rest.

3. Time outdoors or with nature. Spending time in nature, however, lets our minds fully relax and unwind, helping us to focus for longer when we return to work.

Saturday, June 21, 2014


“Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

― Vince Lombardi

Friday, June 20, 2014


 All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

― Walt Disney

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.

― Norman Schwarzkopf 

Friday, June 13, 2014


 A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

― William Shakespeare

Thursday, June 12, 2014


The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective - people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.

― Deepak Chopra

Monday, June 9, 2014


We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business? - Will Rogers

Friday, June 6, 2014


“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

― Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, June 5, 2014


“Both desire and imagination are stored in the mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness.”

― Eric Thomas

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

― Norman Vincent Peale