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The Best Good Luck Gifts to Celebrate a New Business

The Best Good Luck Gifts to Celebrate a New Business

Starting a business is a huge milestone and it definitely calls for a celebration! If you’ve been scrambling for gift ideas to show your support to a family member, a friend, or your partner taking on a new venture; you’ve come to the right place!   A Reusable Notebook Suffice it to say that an entrepreneurial journey is quite the rollercoaster. It’s a constant learning and brainstorming process, both of which entail lots of notetaking! The Rocketbook Core puts together the features of a traditional notebook and a digital one. The writing experience is no different from a physical notebook, but it gives you the chance to store your notes in cloud storage (e.g., Google Drive). After digitally saving notes,...

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Why Should I Bother with Ergonomics or a Standing Desk?

Why Should I Bother with Ergonomics or a Standing Desk?

For the longest time, shopping for a new desk meant looking for one that’ll fit amongst existing furniture, or one that’s on sale, or even saving up to get one you’ve been eyeing for a while. We didn't look at design beyond how they appear to the naked eye and we didn’t have good reason to! When the majority of office workers had to shift to work-from-home setups, the concept of ergonomics became more and more attractive. Working from home gave us the opportunity to create a workspace that fits our personal comfort levels and fuels our brains at the same time.    So what is ergonomics, really? Ergonomics is defined as the study of people’s efficiency in their working...

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Feeling like Procrastinating ? Check out 5 tips to Stay on Top of Work

Feeling like Procrastinating ? Check out 5 tips to Stay on Top of Work

You’re looking at your to-do list and see a project marked ‘due immediately’, yet you find yourself doing everything else but working on that for the past few hours. You start to get frustrated because it feels as if you’re stuck in an endless loop of starting and restarting. When procrastination becomes incessant, it can take its toll on your work performance and well-being. Here are tips to help you escape (and prevent) the procrastination loop!  Find out what causes you to procrastinate. The good news is procrastination isn’t tied to mere laziness. According to David Ballard, head of the American Psychological Association’s Center for Organizational Excellence, more than delaying a task, procrastination involves “an aspect that’s counterproductive, irrational or...

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Work-life balance: Is it a Myth?

Work-life balance: Is it a Myth?

As we find ourselves caught between technology and social media advancements, it has become more and more difficult to untangle from a web of interlocking responsibilities from our jobs and personal lives. We’ve gotten used to attending to emails from our phones even before getting to work or working from our tablets late at night in an attempt to lessen our backlogs. As a result, the concept of work-life balance has emerged and is now sought-after in jobs.  However, the idea of a complete equilibrium between work and our private lives sets unachievable standards. Oftentimes, we find  ourselves at a crossroads when we struggle to be successful at work whilst enriching our hobbies and personal relationships. This makes the notion...

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Top Tips from a Physiotherapist to Work on your Posture

Top Tips from a Physiotherapist to Work on your Posture

Working from home is awesome, but the unrelenting body aches from sitting on a desk all day long are not. The usual suspect? Bad posture. Body aches cause a strain on productivity, mood, and health. Below are tips from a physiotherapist that will help you work on your posture! 1. Avoid lower back pain from long hours of sitting with hip flexor stretches.  Physiologist and Physical Therapist Stephen Urbach (2020) says “Hip flexors get tight when we sit too much and can cause low back pain.’’ To stretch your hip flexor muscles, kneel on one leg and place your other leg forward as you gradually tighten your behind. Keep your back straight and gently lean forward until you feel the...

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How Can Yoga and Meditation Affect Your Work?

How Can Yoga and Meditation Affect Your Work?

Yoga and meditation are definitely growing more popular. All over the world, there are yoga gyms and programs within an arm’s reach. The increasing demand is in conjunction with numerous scientific research that have proven psychological and physical benefits for their involvement in our daily routine. What’s the relationship between Yoga and meditation? Meditation is a mental exercise for calmness and physical relaxation which are essential to the practice of Yoga. Along with meditation, Yoga involves bodily movements, poses, and breathing techniques. That being so, the two are intertwined and can’t be separated! Benefits of the Practice of Yoga and Meditation in the Workplace 1. It decreases stress hormones. A study conducted by Dr. B Rael Cah from the Department...

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