Curb your caffeine addiction at work

How about a new year resolution to curb your Caffeine addiction at work.
Here are five ways to stay on top of everything at work without overloading yourself with caffeine.
1. Drink lots of water
Keep a bottle of water with you and sip it throughout the day. Dehydration can leave you feeling sluggish and sleepy.

2. Have a good breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Avoid greasy, sugary and carb-filled food. Opt for fruits, wholegrain bread and yogurt.

3. Take a walk 
This can boost energy levels and decrease fatigue. Making this a daily habit can also add seven years to your life. To stay wellwalk for 30 to 45 minutes nearly every day. Do it all at once or in chunks as short as five to 10 minutes. Aim for a brisk pace of three to four miles an hour, but remember that you’ll get plenty of benefit from strolling at a slower pace as long as you stick with it.

4. Listen to music 
This can increase your concentration levels, keep you awake or even give your mood a boost. Studies  have shown that 9 out 10 people worked better when they were listening to music!

 5. Power nap
Search for a quiet place at work to lay down. Consider stashing a pillow and blanket in your drawer if you plan to nap in your office to help relax you. Keep naps short. Aim to nap for only 10 to 20 minutes. The longer you nap, the more likely you are to feel groggy afterward.

WAKE UP PARENTS

Saw this nice post “Wake up Parents” and couldn’t restrict myself from sharing it.

Years back, poor illiterate parents produced
♦ Doctors,
♦ Engineers,
♦ Scientists,
♦ Accountants,
♦ Lawyers,
♦ Architects,
♦ Professors.., whom I will refer to as Group ‘A‘.

These Group ‘A‘ Children struggled on their own after Primary 6 or Grade 12, to become notable personalities. Most of them
♦ trekked to school barefooted
♦ went to farms
♦ fetched water and firewood
♦ cared for domesticated animals
♦ did some work including trading after school to survive.

Now Group ‘A’ ,who have now become Parents themselves are producing Group ‘B‘ Children

These Group B children are
⇒ pampered
⇒ helped in their homework or home assignments from nursery school through secondary schools to higher institutions.
⇒ chauffeur driven to very expensive schools or are sent abroad to study.
⇒ they can watch movies from morning till dawn after school.
⇒ they are treated like baby kings and queens.
⇒ they don’t do any household chores.
⇒ Food is put on the table for them,
⇒ their plates are removed and washed by parents or house maids.
⇒ They are given expensive cars and clothes,
⇒ not forgetting big pocket money to be wasted !!!.
⇒ Their parents help them in doing their assignments.
In spite of all these, only few can speak or write correctly.

Group ‘A‘ Parents cared for their own parents and children, Group ‘B‘,their Children are still struggling to find their feet at age 30+.‼
They find it difficult to do things on their own because they are used to being helped to think and doing things by Group ‘A‘. So they can’t help themselves, their parents or the society.

⊗ THEY ABANDON THEIR PARENTS IN THEIR BID TO ACQUIRE THE WORLD

Where do you belong
Reduce the pampering and the unnecessary help you offer your children.
Let your children grow in wisdom, intelligence and strength.
Let them face the truth and the realities of life.

Teach them to grow to become independent adults.
Teach them to ♥ fear God, ♥ respect others and ♥ develop confidence in themselves.

Parents, discipline your children to become disciplined adults, useful and not useless.

New year and same old me or maybe not

Most of us make resolutions for the new year and hope everything will change magically in this year but as the days pass on so does the enthusiasm and the new resolutions are left behind to solve the old issues first from the previous year. The same story is repeated for most of us year on year.

The problem is that we try to set unrealistic aims and goals, even though it’s OK to set your aim/ goal high but also must realize that we can only reach there with smaller steps and achievements. A lot of people tend to give up when they set the target too high and realize they are not getting close to it.

The idea is to set the bigger target and then divide it into smaller steps and try to achieve those gradually e.g. set a goal to loose 10 kg in 6 months but mini goals of 1-2 kg a month and then when you work your way to the monthly goal and achieving it will boost your moral and keep you going for the next step and finally achieve your main/ bigger goal.

Happy New Year

Stop Worrying and Start Living

These are the excerpts from one of my favorite book by Dale Carnegie

RULE 1: If you want to avoid worry, do what Sir William Osier did: Live in “day-tight compartments”. Don’t stew about the future. Just live each day until bedtime.

RULE 2: The next time Trouble-with a capital T- comes gunning for you and backs you up in a corner, try the magic formula of Willis H. Carrier:

a. Ask yourself, “What is the worst that can possibly happen if I can’t solve my problem?”

b. Prepare yourself mentally to accept the worst-if necessary.

c. Then calmly try to improve upon the worst-which you have already mentally • agreed to accept.

RULE 3: Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health. “Business men who do not know how to fight worry die young.”

Too old for technology… NOT!

You are never too old to learn a new skill or hobby.

by Sherri Meinke

This winter, I had one of my computer students attempt to teach me to knit. Needless to say, I was dropping stitches, pulling the yarn too tight… it windows was an absolute nightmare. I was frustrated that I could not master the simple skill of a basic knitting stitch. It definitely humbled me and made me think of how many of my students get frustrated in class with computers. Do I left click or right click? How many times do I click? It enlightened me to be more patient when the same student asks the same question over and over and over. The statement “I’m too old to learn” is hogwash!! Help is out there! I can attest, I love working with my senior citizen students more than any other demographic.

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