If you're feeling unproductive, that's totally okay

by Tina Sendin April 29, 2020 4 min read

Productive or lethargic, a bit crazy or going full hermit mode – that’s okay.

If you’re not getting any work done, or at least some tasks accomplished but not as much as you’d prefer – that’s okay.

The worst thing you could do to yourself is to add more stress and pressure by feeling guilty or like a failure for not crossing those to-do lists.

Be comfortable with the crazy, the mess, the unticked boxes. We are going through a massive disruption. It’s totally acceptable, especially during this time.

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Working from home? Here's how to be productive

by Tina Sendin April 27, 2020 5 min read

Whether you’re working remotely because of this pandemic or been part of a remote team a long while ago, or a full-time freelancer, you would find that working from home has its own challenges. With the various distractions present at home, which may be coupled with the absence of a proper work setup, you may have found it hard to be productive at some point. We feel you. So here are some ways you can eliminate distractions and be more productive in your day.

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Staying motivated at work can be a challenge

by Tina Sendin April 23, 2020 4 min read

Staying motivated at work can be a challenge, especially if you have a job that isn’t very interesting or that is downright boring. That said, it’s not necessarily the job one has to do but attitude that drives motivation.

Being motivated makes it easier to get work done, so there is a benefit to it. The root word for motivatecomes from the verb to move, and it means to move to action or impel. It’s not certain that one can feel impelled to do mundane tasks, but simply getting the boring stuff out of the way can be a big inspiration to motivation.

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How does caffeine affect your mood?

by Tina Sendin December 20, 2019 5 min read

Feeling down? Going through mood swings? Having one of those days?

What if I told you that you can turn your day around as easy as getting a caffeine fix?

I'm not pulling this out of a hat. Science suggests that caffeine is not just a stimulant that keeps you alert, it can also improve your mood and help you become a walking ball of sunshine. This may seem like a tall order for caffeine but wait ‘til you order a tall cup of coffee and experience it yourself!

Based on a review conducted by A. Nehlig, having 75mg of caffeine (a cup of coffee) every 4 hours can lead to a “pattern of sustained improvement of mood over the day.” It can increase alertness and well-being, help concentration, improve mood and limit depression. [1]

Keep reading to find out more!

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Brain fog: 8 signs you have it, and 1 quick way to get rid of it

by Tina Sendin August 16, 2019 5 min read

Brain fog is a mental lapse or fatigue, which is characterized by difficulty in thinking, understanding and recalling. 

Here are 8 common symptoms of brain fog, and why it happens to the best of us. Read more to find out how to get rid of it.

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How do you get motivated when depressed?

by Mark Miller May 26, 2016 4 min read

How do you get motivated when depressed? Years ago a comedian said she loved being depressed because she slept 20 hours a day and ate ice cream the other four hours. I suppose if she didn’t laugh about this crippling mental illness she would have cried.

If it’s a serious case of clinical depression, you could become so disabled you quit or lose your job, you contemplate or even attempt suicide or you could be overwhelmed by sadness or hopelessness such that you don’t want to do anything.

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