This year many of us have been thrown for the first time out of their comfort zone when it comes to work. Work from home might be a challenge for many people, especially when they have to do it every single day of the week. There is something about offices, that fact that we see people around us focusing as well, that association we have with the place itself as a space to work, that might be missing when we have to do our tasks from the comfort of our home, surrounded by numerous temptations and distractions. Personally, I enjoy this type of work, being a person who needs complete silence when focus is needed. However, either one likes it or not, no one is immune to distraction unless we actively ensure our environment encourages productivity. Here are some productivity hacks, backed by studies, that I have found most helpful in increasing my efficiency and enjoyment when working from home.Continue reading
How to keep our cool and optimism in emotionally charged situations
It is easy to be happy and content with our lives when there’s nothing bad happening. When everything is calm or when we’re away on holidays having the time of our life, it’s not difficult to be positive and look at things optimistically. But then something happens, something that we cannot control, something that makes us feel frustrated, upset or even angry. How can we keep that positivity in us when fighting the inner war of overwhelming emotions?
Pharrell Williams – Happy
I wasn’t around here for quite some time but now I’m back for good! And I have plenty of treats for you up my sleeve so be prepared! 🙂
This song has become popular from the very first moment it was released but I’m pretty sure it’s not just because of the fact that it’s sung by Pharrell Williams… There is something to it that actually seems to cheer people up. Any time I hear it in public, people around me start to swing to the rhythm, hum or simply smile. It’s amazing!
That’s why I strongly recommend it for your personal positive music collection. If you don’t have your playlist yet, you should definitely make it right now. It’s a great tool to have close at hand any time you feel bad. Music has the real power to change your mood instantly, so why not use it?